There has been a lot of buzz about the idea of swallowing a spider in your sleep. While there’s no scientific evidence that it’s actually possible, it’s one of the more intriguing urban legends.
In the early days of the Internet, the idea that you could swallow a spider during sleep began to spread by email chains. This claim prompted an article in Scientific American, which investigated the myth. It turned out that it’s a pretty good guess that the claim is a hoax.
The true story is not that you’ll swallow a spider in your sleep, but that you might. Spiders are a timid creature, and while they might be curious about you, they would not be willing to linger in your mouth for long. Unless you have a phobia of spiders, there’s no need to fret. You can call an exterminator if you have an infestation.
Regardless of your feelings about spiders, you should definitely take precautions if you are a pet owner. As the saying goes, “never leave the house with your pets in the car.” If you’re a dog lover, you’ll want to make sure that you aren’t carrying a rat or a snake with you.
If you have the stomach for it, you may have heard of a spider-inspired sex product, which supposedly includes a special teddy bear shaped comb. While it’s a gimmick, the product is a big hit in the UK and the US.