Sunday, August 10, 2008

One less thing to worry about!

I've heard before that every year you eat several spiders in your sleep. It scared me, but I assumed there wasn't much I could do about it.

Tonight I saw this on my MSN homepage, "Eating Spiders". So, of course, I had to click on the link.

Check out what the article said:

You eat eight spiders every year in your sleep. True?

Nope, says MythBusters. There's no evidence that spiders secretly crawl into our mouths while we're sleeping. Even if you were lying perfectly still, your breathing would scare a spider off, so it's unlikely to hang out around your mouth. Alas, the bad news: You probably consume more spiders when you are awake -- in your food. Here's why: The Food and Drug Administration guidelines allow a certain level of whole insects or parts in some food products, such as those containing fruits or vegetables. Yum.

Pin It!


... said...

If they aren't in your bedroom (mouth) how do they get in the shower and toilet?

distaff said...

Spiders are friendly creatures. No one should eat them unless presented as a delicacy a la Anthony Bourdain.

Heather rules said...

This post has freaked me out a little it. I'm just sayin!

Bets said...

Heather ...
How about this for freaking you out:
When I was in Florence eating at what my studying-abroad-friends called "The Tasty Sandwich Shop", I saw a slug on my lettuce in my sandwich! EWWW! I had to throw the whole thing out. My friends assured me that just meant that the produce was fresh.
Too fresh for me!

Heather rules said...

um yeah, i would have had to throw it out too. not a big fan of eating buggies.

Sylvia C. said...

That spider myth always freaked me out!!!

I actually prefer a spider in my food, than a whole one crawling into my mouth!

I might even sleep better tonight now, knowing what I know!


Sylvia C.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for confirming that this is not true...I constantly worry about this, especially since I cannot even stand to see spiders outside (where they belong I might add!). Happy sleeping! :)
J :)

Bets said...

I'm so happy to see that I wasn't the only one that thought this myth was true!
{Julie ... you have a husband now. It is his job to get rid of any spiders that might be in the house!}