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!
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