Whether you are afraid of spiders or not, this fact will frighten you even the tiniest bit, since these bugs are able to eat more than 7 billion people (the entire planet) in exactly one year.
Everybody knows that spiders love to trap bugs and flies with their webs, but their appetite surprised many scientists.
In the Washington Post there was a report in which it was written that if you add up the weight of the food that the entire spider population has eaten in a single year, it is the same weight combined of the human population.
Scientists driven 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 found that creepy crawlies over the globe eat somewhere in the range of 440.9 and 881.8 millions tons of prey yearly.
They featured a somewhat exasperating comparison, the all out biomass of every single grown-up human on Earth is assessed to be 316.3 million tons. But, resist the urge to panic, as it just serves to delineate the craving of spiders. Something else, spiders favor insects such as mosquitoes and flies.
Nyffler and Birkhofer additionally assessed that, on the off chance that we get together all the spiders and put them on an enormous scale, they would weigh around 25 million tons, which is 478 times the weight of the Titanic, which was around 52,000 tons.
But this should not frighten us, but instead we should be grateful for the spider’s insatiable hunger, because without the spiders, the planet would be filled with too many other creepy insects and bugs.