I wrote a couple of days back about Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman outfit. It’s the hardest-working lycra in Hollywood, courtesy of Maguire’s fondness for buffets.
Well, it turns out there are some other bulges that ‘ole Spidey might have to contend with.
“Scientists are examining the venom of a Brazilian spider as a possible treatment for impotent men.
Investigations began in Brazil after reports that men who were bitten by the highly venomous brazilian wandering spider experienced priapism, or prolonged erections.”
Peter Parker has all the luck.
While on spiders, a story in The Age today confirmed an urban myth that has been around since I was a kid. The myth was that spiders / bugs of some description would get into an ear / throat / cut / dreadlock where they would breed before bursting out in gruesome fashion. It was just believable enough to be true. Which it was. Read it and squirm.