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Would you like the world's deadliest spider with your bananas?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Er ... no, I wouldn't.<blockquote>TULSA, Okla. – One of the most deadly spiders in the world has been found in the produce section of a Tulsa grocery store. An employee of Whole Foods Market found the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_wandering_spider">Brazilian Wandering Spider</a> Sunday in bananas from Honduras and managed to catch it in a container.

    The spider was given to University of Tulsa Animal Facilities director Terry Childs who said this type of spider kills more people than any other.

    Childs said a bite will kill a person in about 25 minutes and while there is an antidote he doesn't know of any in the Tulsa area.

    Spiders often are found in imported produce, and a manager at Whole Foods says the store regularly checks its goods and that's how the spider was found.</blockquote>http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090320/ap_on_re_us/deadly_spider_2

    They found one in an English school last year, too. Strangely, it was found in bananas from Cameroon.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I saw that...holy shit. Can you imagine if the dude got bit? Nobody goes to work expecting to suffer a fatal spider bite.
  3. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    In high school (and some college) I worked in the produce section at the local grocery store and heard stories about guys finding spiders in the banana boxes. I opened those things carefully.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I worked at a lumber yard when I was in high school. We were unloading a delivery of railroad ties and found a live rattlesnake in one of them. That was fun.
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Cialis ain't got nothin' on this sucker.

  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Honey, send the kids to your mom's house! I just got bit by a spider!
  7. OJ1414

    OJ1414 Member

  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  9. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I also worked in produce back in the day and never knew what we'd find in the bananas... the grapes were also an adventure.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    More than four hours? Dayum
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Holy shit did that make me laugh.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So the venom kills you in 25 minutes and yet you're still sporting wood for hours.

    How do they shut the coffin lid?
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