Spiders could eat us all

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Spiders could eat us all

Postby Gord » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:24 am

http://globalnews.ca/news/3341294/spide ... ion-study/

Spiders could eat every human on earth in just 1 year

A recent study by European scientists concluded that spiders eat between 440 million and 880 million tons of prey per year. (Or the total weight of every human on the planet.)...

...The study, which was written by professors Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer, noted there are 45,000 individual species of spider that have been identified thus far with a combined weight of around 25 million metric tons....


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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby Poodle » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:19 am

I knew it! Down with spiders!

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby TJrandom » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:59 am

I knew it – ever since I saw that arachnophobia film some years ago – with one of those lost souls all wrapped up for delivery. Why just yesterday I squished one of them – it was `aplotting as near as I could figure out, to go forth and reproduce in preparation for the big uprising.

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:03 am

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby ElectricMonk » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:20 am

Spiders "will" eat us all.

FTFY
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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby TJrandom » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:20 am

Actually, I don`t mind - as long as they wait until I have been processed by maggots....

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:39 pm

I have made a pact and keep close by and protect those who eat their brethren. And I will not take care of your pets once the uprising and devouring has begun. MWAHAHAHAHA :twisted:

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:03 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:I have made a pact and keep close by and protect those who eat their brethren. And I will not take care of your pets once the uprising and devouring has begun. MWAHAHAHAHA :twisted:

Meh, I'll just get the guys who mow all the lawns on "The Walking Dead".
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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby KevinLevites » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm

I like spiders and have kept tarantulas as pets.

One point I'd like to make: If there is an endangered animal (like the Hawa'iian monk seal) that is cute, money will roll in from donors who want to see it protected. If the animal in question is and endangered spider or snake...you would be lucky to see a dime...yet snake and spider venoms have been yielding valuable medicines to treat cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

They are just as deserving of protection as a beautiful bird or cute seal.

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:17 pm

I think the Brits would agree that a beautiful bird is a lovely thing.

And I know a few guys who think SEALs are very cute.

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby ElectricMonk » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:39 pm

Well known fact:
Each year, a spider eats eight humans in its sleep.
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:12 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Well known fact:
Each year, a spider eats eight humans in its sleep.

Well! We have to find that spider and stop it! :evil:
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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby Poodle » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I think the Brits would agree that a beautiful bird is a lovely thing ...

They do.

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Re: Spiders could eat us all

Postby Gord » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:52 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
ElectricMonk wrote:Well known fact:
Each year, a spider eats eight humans in its sleep.

Well! We have to find that spider and stop it! :evil:

Or give it a dime.






...I'm...I'm not sure I really got the gist of KevinLevites' post. :|
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