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Read: Spiders Could Eat All Of Us In One Year If They Wanted To

Yea, not really a fan of spiders. I think my mother shrieking every time she saw one may have something to do with that.

I want to like them. I don't kill them when I find them in my house. I have a special spider cup with a lid that I pull out, coax them into and toss them outside. Poor things must wonder what the hell just happened; one minute they're enjoying a warm corner, the next minute they're tumbling out into the cold in the middle of nowhere (in spider miles).

There's some big ass spiders in my barn! Those, I leave alone. I figure it's more their barn than mine. Plus I don't want them to move into the house. Or kill me.

But reading this, kinda freaked me out. Because I know it's true. If they and their other insect pals really wanted to, they could take us down very quickly.

Respect the spider.

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a darkened corner of the room, eight eyes glistening in the shadows.