Spiders can be quite scary. Especially if you look at those up-close pictures. But what is it about spiders that scare us so easily? Are spiders really as dangerous as we make them out to be? Should we be so scared? For the most part, the answer is no. There is a lot of misinformation out there concerning spiders and their capabilities. For example, there is an often repeated statistic that the average person will swallow “x” amount of spiders within “y” period of time. Sometimes x is 4, sometimes 8, sometimes y is 1 night, sometimes it is a lifetime. The important thing to realize here, however, is that these “statistics” are almost always wrong. Your mouth is actually quite a terrible place for a spider to hide. They would not like it at all and if they were given the chance they would be sure to steer very clear of it. So, although some people who sleep outside on the ground in less developed countries may quite possibly swallow a spider at some point in their lives, it is not the norm. And if you average all the people in the world together, the number of the spiders that the average person swallows every night is basically 0. So with that out of the way, these are 25 reasons spiders are extremely terrifying but insanely interesting!
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Female black widows are known to eat the male black widows after mating
Spiders recycle their webs by eating them
A female black widow's venom is 15 times more powerful than that of a rattlesnake.
The spider tailed horned viper has a fake spider at the tip of its tail!
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Some male spiders give dead flies to the females as gifts
Spiders mate using appendages on their face
Orb spiders mummify their prey before killing it
95% of the spiders in your house have never gone outside
In just 2 days, a tarantula can completely liquefy the body of a small mouse leaving nothing but skin and bones
Although Australia is known for dangerous animals, the last time somebody died of a spider bite on the continent was in 1981.
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