Spiders Could Eat Everyone On Earth In One Year

30 March, 2017, 01:49 | Author: Essie Rivera
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Even if you tack on another 70 million-ish tons to account for the weight of kids, it's still not equal to the total amount of food eaten by spiders in a given year, exceeding the total weight of humanity.

Don't look now, but there's probably a spider right next to you - more or less, anyway. These spiders generally eat insects. It would take a massive star fleet of 250,000 Millennium Falcons to even consider transporting the amount of spiders we have on Earth anywhere else in the galaxy, and all of those spiders are really freaking hungry all the time. Maybe having them around the house isn't such a bad thing after all - unless, of course, they start munching on you.

To put that into perspective, spiders eat at least as much meat as all 7 billion humans on the planet combined, who the authors said consume about 400 million tons of meat and fish each year. It's spiders vs. humans in this spider-eat-human world, and we're outnumbered, baby.

Well, let's take all the spiders on earth and put them on a large scale (under a glass dome guarded by flamethrowers, sharks, and animals that eat spiders) and weigh them.

Scientists Klaus Birkhofer and Martin Nyffeler did research on how much food the world's spider population consumes in one year and published their findings in this month's Science of Nature journal.

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Further, study says that the total biomass of the adult's human on this planet is around 260 million tons. 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.

These all figures have returned very interesting facts. For instance, one study estimated that global average spider density stands at 131 spiders per square metre.

Spiders devour approximately 800 million tons insects a year, a new study finds. If we recall, one Titanic weighed around 47,000 tons.

It's reported today by the Washington Post that spiders could eat every human on earth within one year. Just like other arthropods, spiders - with their eight legs and clusters of eight eyes - might seem creepy, but for the most part they don't actually cause any harm to people. That's about equivalent to a 200-pound man eating 20 pounds of meat each day, which sounds like an average day for The Rock. Since they eat bugs, pests, mosquitos, and flies.

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