November 4, 2013

"The world's deadliest spiders have been found on a bunch of bananas bought in a British supermarket."

"A family from London was forced to flee its home after discovering dozens of the poisonous Brazilian Wandering critters crawling over the fruit."
"I got halfway through the banana when I saw something white on the skin. I thought it was mold, but when I had a closer look I saw some funny looking spots... I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around my carpet. I was so scared I cried"....

9 comments:

betamax3000 said...

Tiny Spiders Everywhere: Why Must This Post Come Just When I Have to Leave? I Have Voiced Opinions on This Scenario Before....

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surfed said...

Spiders from Brazil. David Bowie cover band?

EDH said...

An apt metaphor for immigration "reform"?

SE Flores said...

I'm surprised the 'local food' movement hasn't picked up on this story. No tropical spiders in a five pound bag of apples.
PS: At first I thought - does Althouse really need a 'bananas' tag? And then I learn that this is the 18th post with a bananas tag.
Whenever I think of bananas from the tropics, I think of something PJ O'Rourke wrote to the effect that with all screwing around the Commies did with the banana republics, they never actually managed to get any bananas.

MadisonMan said...

Here we'd just open the windows and the spiders would freeze.

I don't understand why this woman didn't put the bananas in the freezer when she saw the infestation.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

MadisonMan,

I don't understand why this woman didn't put the bananas in the freezer when she saw the infestation.

I do. She probably dropped it instantly, alarming the spiders and sending them scurrying all over the banana and around it. I'm not sure I would've tried to pick it up myself in those circumstances. At least not immediately. Once I'd recovered from the shock, I think I'd've broken out the silicone oven mitts and a heavy-duty black trash bag, then vacuumed over all nearby surfaces, then gone over everything with Formula 409 or the like.

But before I did any of that, I would've locked the cats in the bedroom. They can't resist spiders.

Kelly said...

Spiders don't bother me much, I doubt I would have known they were the worlds deadliest right off though. I would have gotten out the vacuum. It's how I dealt with scorpions in Texas, those are fast little suckers by the way.

Carnifex said...

Spiders are an abomination in the sight of God.

(I really really really don't like spiders.)

Even more than I don't like Soetoro.

George Grady said...

First Russell, Manitoba, now London! Is no one safe?!