Science is slowly uncovering all the terrifying facts about the creatures in the world through research and experiments. And the most recent revelation has something to do with the allies of Peter Parker. Apparently, Spiderman is the only crawler who has the intention to save humanity with the rest of his “kind” being possibly the one to cause our extinction.
A new research carried out by Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer from the Lund University in Sweden claims that all spiders in the world combined can totally wipe out the human race in just a year. Their findings were published earlier this month in the journal, Science of Nature.
Scientists say spiders can eat the entire human race.
The experts found that the spiders in the world consume somewhere between 400 million and 800 million tons of prey every year. This is much more than what we, humans, can consume, which is estimated to be around 400 million tons of meat and fish each year.
Researchers said spiders can eat more than the total biomass of all the adult people in the world.
And since it looks like spiders will still feel hungry after eating all the adults, they could consume all the children too if they want to.
Comparing the spiders’ consumption rate to our total biomass, Nyffeler and Birkhofer found out that all adult humans in the world only weigh around 316.3 million tons. This simply means, that the eight-legged beasts can feed on every one of us and still feel unsatisfied. This will then lead them to feed on the children, who were found to weigh a total of around 70 million tons of biomass. The incredibly horrifying part here is that the total biomass of adults and children combined is still millions deficit of the spiders’ estimated consumption per year.
Scientists aren’t suggesting, though, that an attack will happen anytime soon.
Researchers are merely suggesting of the possibility that we can become preys of spiders.
The scientists are not suggesting though that the spiders will come to a big reunion and plan an attack to eat humans. However, they assume that they certainly could feed on our entire race once they run out of prey.
To come up with such data, the scientists went over the existing research on spiders. Apparently, spiders are literally everywhere, with an average of 131 critters present per square meters all over the world. Deserts are exemptions to this though. But in places favorable to the beasts, it is estimated that there could be over 1,000 spiders present per square meter.
And it is not impossible as there are more spiders in the world than there are humans.
Totaling all the spiders in the world, there are about 25 million tons of them existing beneath our feet, probably waiting for the day they can make humans their prey. And for you to have a clearer idea of how many creepers there are on this planet, the Titanic weighed 52,000 tons, which means the total mass of spiders is equal to 478 Titanics!
50 Times Cats Hilariously Crashed Nativity Scenes and Didn’t Even Regret It
All the more reason to like and love these beautiful creatures.
Cats are without a doubt among the cutest animals in the world. Some of us love their fur while others simply fall in love with their felines’ eyes. Either way, there is really a lot to like and love.
Apparently, we all know that cats have this weird habit of squeezing themselves into anything small or tight. They may try to force themselves into your lap while working. There are others who, despite the awkward space, will have no qualms invading it.
We here at Elite Readers thought it would be interesting to see a compilation that features these feline creatures. This time around, though, we will feature the ones where they crashed nativity scenes.
Woman’s Mouth ‘Impregnated’ With A Dozen Baby Squid After Eating Calamari
Are you ready to become pregnant with baby squids through a sumptuous calamari meal? This woman is certainly not.
Who would have thought that someone can become pregnant – not by a human but by another species – from simply eating your favorite food? It’s human nature to have food cravings and indulge yourself in meals to the point that some of us couldn’t stop chewing until we become "food pregnant." Becoming literally pregnant, though, out of your food addiction is another story, but it actually happens and another case of this just emerged recently.
A Korean woman experienced one of the most unusual effects of eating food. She became literally “pregnant” after consuming a common squid meal favorite -- calamari. The 63-year-old complained of sharp pain in her mouth and that was when doctors found out that her mouth had become impregnated with 12 baby squids.
According to reports, the unnamed woman was eating a piece of squid that though partially cooked, still had its internal organs intact. She quickly felt an intense pain in her mouth, making her spit out the food. However, she continued to feel some “prickling and foreign body” in her mouth, hence deciding to go for a checkup.
10 of the Most Dangerous Animals on Earth
Most of these creatures are actually territorial.
It is worth noting that not all animals in this world are considered dangerous. However, some of them are indeed equipped with abilities that make them a threat to humans. Hence they are called “wild” animals. Interestingly, their appearance says otherwise. They can look cute and friendly, but once agitated, expect a deadly retaliation.
Below are common creatures that are actually dangerous in one way or another. Check them out!
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