World’s Deadliest Spider Found In Bag Of Banana’s

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Tesco had a scary complaint come through recently from a Mother complaining that she had found a cocoon on the side of her banana. Her daughter was asking for a banana so she cracked open the bag, it seems that the air must have stirred the baby spiders that they began to hatch upon opening. The lady reacted quickly and placed the banana in a plastic container and put it in the freezer while she rang to complain to Tesco.

Turns out the spiders were the Brazilian Wandering Spider variety – the most deadly in the world- which can kill a human within 2 hours of biting. Interestingly the venom of these spiders are being investigated by scientists to aid men with erectile dysfunction because one of the main side- effects of the venom is a 4 hour erection! Crikey dick!

Source

The Telegraph, (2015). Spider that can give men four-hour erections found in Tesco bananas. Retrieved 13th March, 2015, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11466651/Spider-that-can-give-men-four-hour-erections-found-in-Tesco-bananas.html

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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