“There are more spiders in the world than humans. If they all ganged up they could crush us,” Kane Christensen, the Head of Spiders at the Australian Reptile Park said.
The Washington Post published an alarming report in which experts maintained that in a year, the weight of food eaten by the world’s entire spider population surpasses the overall weight of every human on the planet which is estimated to be 316.3 million tons.
Christensen felt that the findings, though shocking, were backed up by fact. He noted that in Australia alone, there are so many spiders that they outweigh the total mass of humans in the country.
This disturbing new research was led by Martin Nyffeler of the University of Basel in Switzerland and Klaus Birkhofer of Lund University in Sweden and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in Germany and was published earlier this month in Science of Nature.Harrowingly, spiders consume between 400 million and 800 million tons of meat and fish every year.
“It’s reported today by the Washington Post that spiders could eat every human on earth within one year. While we, the undersigned, are certain the spiders are doing the best they can, it’s clear that they could use some help. We call on the United States government to utilize whatever resources it deems necessary and effective to help the spiders in their noble cause. We’re sending our petition to Sen. Al Franken because he’s one of the few people in Washington who we sort of half-trust to not initiate surveillance on us or flag our tax returns for signing such a petition.”We can only assume that Darnielle is an extreme misanthropist! But unfortunately for him, Christensen did say that it was very unlikely that spiders would start to prey on humans as doing so is not in their “biological nature”. But do you know what definitely is in the biological nature of spiders? Eating bats! Check out the video below to watch a giant spider eating a bat, if you dare…