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This is How Many Spiders You Swallow When You Sleep

We've all heard the harrowing 'fact' that the average person swallows 8 spiders in their sleep over their lifetime... but is that actually true? 

Turns out, no! 

The 'statistic' about night time spider consumption was completely made up as a way to prove how quickly fake information can travel around the internet when people don't check their facts. 

Now for the REAL facts.. Scientific American says it's highly unlikely that a spider would crawl into our mouths or that there are really that many any our room. 

In fact, spiders are really mostly concerned with tending their webs or hunting in areas where there aren't any humans nearby. 

So there you go! Make sure you check FactCheck or WhoWhatWhen before believing crazy facts like this one! 

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