Friday, April 19, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Revisited


Here in the tropics we have plenty of insect life.  Including spiders.  In fact, just this morning as I was hunting for something in one of my boxes (here, I keep everything in covered plastic boxes) something round and tiny scooted out from under it and ran off in a flurry of itty-bitty legs.  So when I read a blog post telling how the author thought she had swallowed a spider and that she had recently read we supposedly swallow 4 per year in our sleep, I had an Uh-Oh moment.

Don't you love Google?  I ran a search on "swallowing spiders."  Whew. Urban legend.  Read about it on Snopes.com if you need confirmation.  http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/spiders.asp