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Old 16 April 2014, 05:34 PM
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Icon23 Fact or Fiction? People Swallow 8 Spiders a Year While They Sleep

Rod Crawford has heard plenty of firsthand accounts of spider-swilling slumberers. “Once or twice a year, someone tells me they once recovered a spider leg in their mouth,” says Crawford, the arachnid curator at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.

Luckily for all of us, the “fact” that people swallow eight spiders in their sleep yearly isn’t true. Not even close. The myth flies in the face of both spider and human biology, which makes it highly unlikely that a spider would ever end up in your mouth.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...hile-sleeping/
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This bloke has a web site (geddit?) that dealt with that myth years ago.
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