London: The omnipotent harmless spider is more or less accustomed to us. Though many are quite poisonous, The Brazilian wandering spider is like a creature sent from hell to impart a horrific death, preceded by a deadly painful erection.
The spider’s bite cause an unwanted erection in men, sometimes lasting for four hours, followed by death. The venom causes extreme pain and inflammation, loss of muscle control and breathing problems, resulting in paralysis and eventual asphyxiation.
A common mode of transport of the spider is through bananas imported from Latin American countries. So have a look before having a breakfast of bananas.
In one case, a single spider killed two children in São Sebastião, Brazil. In 2005, a British man spent a week in hospital after he was bitten by a Brazilian wandering spider that had travelled to the country in a shipment of bananas.
In 2005, a British man spent a week in hospital after he was bitten by one of the spiders that had travelled to the country in a shipment of bananas.