How many spiders does the average person eat?


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The average person does not actually eat a single spider during their lifetime. The widely circulated myth of a person swallowing dozens of spiders while asleep has never been proven with any credibility. However, misinformation has lead to this becoming one of the most believed urban legends of all time.

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Spiders are very sensitive creatures who would not willingly walk into an open mouth. They would be terrified of the heat and vibrations coming from a sleeping human and run in the other direction. Unless a freak accident occurs, a person is unlikely to eat a single spider while they are asleep or awake.

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