Why Are We So Terrified of Spiders?

In this edition of I Learned A Thing In The Bathroom, we discuss swallowing spiders and spider bites to the penis.


Welcome to our biweekly podcast, I Learned A Thing In The Bathroom, where we explain a weird, tricky or surprising subject in just a few minutes. In this edition, we’ll be figuring out why spiders—who are mostly harmless—inspire such fear in humans; how likely you are to swallow a spider in your sleep; and what the venom of the Brazilian Wandering Spider will do to your penis.