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« on: 25/10/2007 21:58:14 »
not sure where to put this.

i hear that when we are asleep we do swallow the odd spider...ugggh...does anyone have an average figure per individual, per year?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/10/2007 23:04:28 »
I've heard, not from a scientific source however, that it is around 6 spiders a year
 

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« Reply #2 on: 26/10/2007 02:50:23 »
OMG!!!  Please tell me this is an early Halloween joke!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 26/10/2007 03:21:13 »
The mites that live on us are a form of spider I think.

It ain't no joke, dear! Sorry
 

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« Reply #4 on: 26/10/2007 03:27:57 »
i heard sixteen. i like 6 better...
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/10/2007 04:54:12 »
What if you *gulp* eat a black widow, or something equally treacherous?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/10/2007 04:54:47 »
good question
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/10/2007 10:11:00 »
thats what i was wondering Carolyn, what if i live in south america or somewhere with highly venemous spiders? Ive never heard of a death by spider swallowing..
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/10/2007 23:19:15 »
It could be true ,have you ever woke up with a lump in your throat or coughing [xx(].

Tip sleep face down :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 27/10/2007 00:13:40 »
well I know from fact that I have indeed swallowed at least 2 spiders! I woke up cause  I felt one move on my tongue and when I gasped to try to get him out, I sucked in air in my panic, both times and down they went! It was awful!

fortunately I know have my CPAP machine and sleep with a mask...spiders can't get in,, but I fear nothing else will either!   :( :(
« Last Edit: 27/10/2007 05:06:22 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 27/10/2007 01:49:10 »
It could be true ,have you ever woke up with a lump in your throat or coughing [xx(].

Tip sleep face down :)

OH Gawwdddd!!!! 
 

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« Reply #11 on: 29/10/2007 11:09:05 »
omg there almost microscopic not only that its extra protein
 

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« Reply #12 on: 29/10/2007 11:36:15 »
Karen, you're not joking aren't you? :(
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/11/2007 13:19:54 »
How on earth would you measure the exact number of spiders someone swallows in their sleep over the course of a year (and get someone to descriminate between spiders and non-spiders), with a large enough sample size to be representative?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/11/2007 18:26:11 »
Sleep in a room filled with spiders and have a "spider count" each morning?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/11/2007 19:15:12 »
Karen, you're not joking aren't you? :(

Sorry I have not looked at this thread for awhile..

Stephan.. I am not joking I swallowed 2 that i know of and it indeed was not pleasant! LOL..  You shouls have been there! Oh so pleasant LOL I have a terrible weak stomach.. Here in California in the summer we have this bugs I don't know what they are as when I see them they have committed suicidw on my windshield and I have hence dubbed them mustard bugs because they splatter their little bodies against my windshiel and in looks as if it were lumpy mustard and odd legg and head remnants from its impact! I get terrible dry heaves and have to pull over and open  and lean out for awhile untill some one can remove the creature from my window!.. If I am alone I have to get out and find a branch and remove sad remains then use the wipers which is totally gross and smear his body across the window.. my luck usually is that my windshield water resovoir either is out of water or out of order and does not work! LOL..I cannot drive with him on my window. if someone else is driving I have to recline the set and turn on my side to try to alliviate the nausea!

It was horrible swallowing them really nasty! I cannot even tell you how bad.. Once was in my own bed in the morning and the other was upon nodding off whilst camping lying on my sleeping bag on the ground! It was icky!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/11/2007 19:16:04 »
How on earth would you measure the exact number of spiders someone swallows in their sleep over the course of a year (and get someone to descriminate between spiders and non-spiders), with a large enough sample size to be representative?

Good question!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 12/11/2007 19:23:28 »
I've mentioned before that I had a spider living in my ear for a few days haven't I ?..in that I thought I had water in my ear and then one day out it popped ?

It must have walked in during the rare time I was actually asleep....cos I certainly did not invite it !!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/11/2007 19:30:04 »
Well, I don't know how many spiders get accidentally eaten but I have seen plenty of TV detective shows where the victim's stomach contents were analysed and I think spiders' exoskeletons are made of chitin which is pretty indigestible.

Any pathologists out there?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/11/2007 19:32:13 »
From now on, I'm going to sleep wearing this on my face:



and these in my ears:

 

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« Reply #20 on: 12/11/2007 20:02:32 »
I've mentioned before that I had a spider living in my ear for a few days haven't I ?..in that I thought I had water in my ear and then one day out it popped ?

It must have walked in during the rare time I was actually asleep....cos I certainly did not invite it !!

Yes you have... That is scary! What if he had laid an egg sac in there and they all decided to snack????? EWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEE! Man that had to be disconcerting!.. I remember when you thought it was water and it made a sloshy sound in your ear... creepy!.. I am glad you did not send him/her an invitation back! LOL..
 

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« Reply #21 on: 13/11/2007 07:51:23 »
Sleep in a room filled with spiders and have a "spider count" each morning?

Hmm...not exactly your 'average' bedroom though, if you have to fill it with spiders. And what if they eat each other?...Worse, what if they eat you??? :P
 

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« Reply #22 on: 16/11/2007 10:10:41 »
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOO! You have just stepped into the twilite zone!....

That would be a mighty big spider! LOL!

How about this cuddly one here?

 

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