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Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:24 am
by Gord
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....


Sleep tight, everyone! 8-)

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:19 am
by Poodle
I knew it! Down with spiders!

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:59 am
by TJrandom
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.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:03 am
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Not a vegetarian in the whole group.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:20 am
by ElectricMonk
Spiders "will" eat us all.

FTFY

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:20 am
by TJrandom
Actually, I don`t mind - as long as they wait until I have been processed by maggots....

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:39 pm
by scrmbldggs
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:

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:03 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
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".

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm
by KevinLevites
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.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:17 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
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.

I also think that drinking this early in the day makes the Internet less boring.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:39 pm
by ElectricMonk
Well known fact:
Each year, a spider eats eight humans in its sleep.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:12 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
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:

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:18 pm
by Poodle
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I think the Brits would agree that a beautiful bird is a lovely thing ...

They do.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:52 am
by Gord
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. :|

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:15 pm
by karen_bubblegum
Remember that "If frogs go extinct, you'll notice" ad?
http://osocio.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... hen_72.jpg

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:48 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
karen_bubblegum wrote:Remember that "If frogs go extinct, you'll notice" ad?
http://osocio.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... hen_72.jpg

I'd just shake my lizard at them.

:oops:

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:02 pm
by TJrandom
karen_bubblegum wrote:Remember that "If frogs go extinct, you'll notice" ad?
http://osocio.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... hen_72.jpg


Karen - welcome to the forum. I do hope that wasn`t a selfie.... :D

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:36 pm
by karen_bubblegum
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
karen_bubblegum wrote:Remember that "If frogs go extinct, you'll notice" ad?
http://osocio.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... hen_72.jpg

I'd just shake my lizard at them.

:oops:



Work your Frogs on them!
By the time frogs are getting extinct, pet shops should really run a marketing campaign for arachnophobic people :o

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:04 am
by kennyc
Tastes Like Chicken

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:54 pm
by OlegTheBatty
kennyc wrote:Tastes Like Chicken


So do frogs.

Re: Spiders could eat us all

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:22 am
by TJrandom
So does chicken...