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The Brazilian Wandering Spider and Africanized Honey Bee: Interesting Facts

Updated on April 30, 2013

You know that feeling? The one were you see something crawling on the floor? A spider perhaps or a Centipede? And your skin starts to crawl?...Yea, I get that every time I see anything even resembling any of these creatures on this list!

Brazilian Wandering Spider
Brazilian Wandering Spider

Brazilian Wandering Spider

Oh man do I hate spiders.

The Brazilian Wandering Spider or the Banana spider as it's sometimes called, is one of the most aggressive and territorial, not to mention deadliest spiders on the planet. According the the Guinness Book of World Records, this Spider is responsible for the most human deaths. It's found in Central and tropical South America.

The venom these spiders produce is similar to the neurotoxin found in Black Widow Spiders, causing pain, cold sweats and an irregular heart beat. If it doesn't manage to kill you, however, there are some pretty embarrassing side effects that come with this spider bite.

If you are a man you will end up with a painful long-lasting erection. Scientists aren't yet aware of the effects the venom has on women! The male brain mistakes the chemicals in the spider venom for the chemicals that the male brain normally uses to trigger an erection.This spider has been around for a long time and could naturally do what people have just recently been able to recreate in a pill. Imagine that.

Africanized Honey Bee

Normally I'm not to freaked out over a couple of bees, but sometimes you find out thing about them that leave you with your mouth wide open. This specific kind of killer bee is actually a Hybrid. As in humans decided it would be appropriate to mess with nature and create these beasts. Figures.

Back in the day, settlers in North and South America wanted a strong bee that would produce lots of honey. European Bees where bigger and produced more honey. African bees were smaller but where tough. So they bred these two bees together. What they got was a very big, powerful, and aggressive bee. What makes Africanized honey bees more dangerous is that they are more easily provoked, quick to swarm, attack in greater numbers, and pursue their victims for greater distances.


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