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The Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Ever Seen is Also Your Only Hope With Erectile Dysfunction by Dutch
July 25, 2012, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Current Events

I present to you, the Brazilian Wandering Spider:

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Aside from causing intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism in humans. Erections resulting from the bite are uncomfortable, can last for many hours and can lead to impotence. A component of the venom (Tx2-6) is being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.

The spider’s wandering nature is another reason it is considered so dangerous. In densely populated areas, Phoneutria species usually search for cover and dark places to hide during daytime, leading it to hide within houses, clothes, cars, boots, boxes and log piles, thus generating accidents when people disturb it. Its other common name, “banana spider”, comes from its tendency to hide in banana bunches or plantations, and it is occasionally found as a stowaway within shipments of bananas. These spiders can also appear in banana crates sent to grocery stores and bulk food centers around the world.

Think about that next time you reach for fruit in the grocery store….Enjoy!

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