The Brazilian wandering spider, the deadliest spider in the entire world, packs enough venom to kill a normal human being in just under two hours. If males are bitten, the pain can be more excruciating and death will take longer. However, a more embarrassing outcome is a painful erection that can last up to four hours. Its venom is even being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.
A family found a cocoon of these spiders inside a bunch of bananas that they bought from a local supermarket, not realizing what could have happened if they ate them.
Michaela Egan was stunned to find webbing on one of the bananas she bought in a bunch, and posted a photo of it onto her Facebook page. Her knowledgeable friends luckily informed her of what was most likely living inside. No hesitation was required when she put the bananas into a plastic bag and returned it to the supermarket, and even mentioned that she was very fearful that one of the spiders may have laid eggs in her home, in which she lives with her partner and her one-year old son.
The Guinness Book of World Records have said they are the world’s most deadliest spider, and are well-known for making a home inside bananas. I think we can all agree that this would be a hard way to die!
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