What If Spiders Were the Size of Humans?


Eight legs, eight eyes, sharp fangs, and bullet-proof webs. They’re hairy they’re scary, and now, they’re human-sized. As many as 427 million people around the world suffer from arachnophobia. Are you one of them? Viewer discretion is advised. Don’t be misled by the “Itsy Bitsy Spider!” Not all spiders are tiny, and, they’re definitely not helpless. Arachnids are smart, fast, cunning, and they’re cold-blooded killers. Their appetites are insatiable, their numbers are unbelievable. The combined weight of the world’s spiders is 25 million tons. And they eat as much as 725 million tons of insects every year! So what if spiders were the same size as humans? You might find yourself in a very sticky situation. It’s estimated that 3.5% to 6% of the global population suffers from arachnophobia. But in a world where spiders are the same size as humans, who wouldn’t be scared of them? There are roughly 40,000 different spider species, and if they’re as big as us, they’re all dangerous – even the Bagheera kiplingi, which is famous for being the first “mostly vegetarian” spider known to science. If you think you’d only have to worry about venomous or carnivorous spiders, you’re dead wrong! If they’re not venemous, they can still be hungry. And even when they’re not hungry, you’ll want to look our for their giant legs, which could trample you, or their huge webs which could expose you to all sorts of deadly risks! Aside from the obvious fear of having your insides liquefied, and, being consumed from the inside out, depending on how long you’re caught in a web, you also risk death from hunger or exposure. Spider webs can be hard to spot sometimes, and, most of us have walked into one on more than a few occasions. But in a world where spiders are the same size as us, watching out for webs would be a matter of life and death! When measured quantitatively by weight and diameter, a spider’s silk can be five times stronger than steel, and two to ten times as strong as Kevlar – the stuff that bulletproof vests are made from. But something else you should know about spider webs is, they’re not entirely sticky. Sticky strands of silk are often alternated with non-sticky strands, which the spider walks around on. So if you did run into a human-sized web, it’s not guaranteed that you’d get stuck instantly. That said, a spider has eight legs compared to your two. Vibrations rippling across its web would inform a spider of your intrusion, and in seconds, it would be bearing down on you. You’d have to act fast. If, for any reason, you happen to be carrying a machete or a blowtorch, your chance of survival is a lot higher. But if you don’t happen to have either of those items with you, you’ve got one more trick up your sleeve! It’s your sleeve. Learn a trick from moths and butterflies. They have a layer of scales on their wings that they can shed if they ever get caught. So, when you’re stuck, just take off your clothes and run! Now, running desperately for your life in the nude sounds either incredibly terrifying or… incredibly liberating …depending on how you feel about it. But whatever your outlook on life may be, anything beats the alternative. The Goliath Birdeater spider provides a nice example as to why… Weighing in at about 170 grams (6 oz), and with a 30 cm (12 in.) leg span, this is the world’s biggest spider. The Goliath Birdeater has two fangs that are longer and sharper than a cheetah’s claws, but that’s not even the scariest part! When the Goliath Birdeater bites, it injects its prey with paralyzing venom that turns the prey’s insides into liquid, so that they can be sucked out of its body. So, realizing in your final moments that a spider will be having you in juicebox form for dinner – that’s the scariest part. A world in which spiders are the same size as humans would be far from harmonious. We’d likely be in a constant state of war, with nest raids for population control, and, we’d need frequent patrols to get people unstuck. Considering how much spiders eat, how fast they move, and, how cunning they are, we could never let our guard down. But how long could we keep it up? For millenia, humans have dominated the world. We’ve triumphed over every beast, even the ones that are bigger than us. But, would human-sized spiders lead to our day of reckoning? Hey! Maybe it would be the complete opposite! Have you ever wondered what would happen if all the insects disappeared from the planet? Well then, keep watching! because that’s a story for another WHAT IF.

100 Comments

  1. Mark Smith said:

    Read the book Hothouse 🕺

    November 28, 2019
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  2. NIVIL R said:

    me tooooo 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    November 28, 2019
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  3. Chitanda Eru said:

    Thanks for giving those arachnophobics including me a total anxiety attack.

    November 28, 2019
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  4. HamzatheFarhat said:

    1:33 Did he just…

    November 28, 2019
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  5. Box Nuck said:

    Ahh the sweet imagination playing tricks on you…..

    Me : is there a spider next to me?

    Imagination : yes their is

    Me : looks if their is a spider

    November 28, 2019
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  6. Trynia Merin said:

    I’d look for blue crystals from Metabilis three

    November 28, 2019
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  7. Starnexus Games said:

    3:03 What's this scene from

    November 28, 2019
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  8. •Yūī_ïs Tråsh• said:

    If they were this size I would end my motha’ friggin’ life

    November 28, 2019
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  9. Gaige Keswick said:

    LIKE WHAT IF

    November 28, 2019
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  10. Anal Sex Stinks said:

    call peter parker

    November 28, 2019
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  11. RAJ NETWORKS 05 said:

    Wow…huge , hairy , eight legs and eyes …are the defination of fear

    November 28, 2019
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  12. Sedd said:

    I’m hiding in the comments

    November 28, 2019
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  13. Chaia Kitty said:

    Watching This Video Made My Skin CrAwL.

    November 28, 2019
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  14. BULK FvCKER said:

    Wow! This channel now have 2M subs.
    Been here since 20k subs.

    November 28, 2019
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  15. N Kauffman said:

    Australians are laughing at this video

    November 28, 2019
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  16. Justin Cameron said:

    And we're dead.

    November 28, 2019
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  17. Robert Fredrick said:

    Spiders: I am bigger than humans.

    Spiderman : Am I joke to you?

    November 28, 2019
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  18. Light skin Super saiyan said:

    They might have 8 legs,but we have something to…….arms and hands🤗

    November 28, 2019
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  19. Clarence Panto said:

    Video idea: what if anime girls exist

    November 28, 2019
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  20. Natalie Pabon said:

    i have really bad arachnophobia but this was just to interesting i couldn’t resist clicking

    November 28, 2019
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  21. heintz256 said:

    Hell no, to the no, no, no.

    November 28, 2019
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  22. TypicalEarthRanger 2610 said:

    I'll be in my cybertruck

    November 28, 2019
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  23. Kazuto Lu said:

    Itsy pitsy spider coming to suck your fkng life out

    November 28, 2019
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  24. GAREEB RIDER said:

    Hansz getz ze flamethrower 💥

    November 28, 2019
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  25. Neko Mancer said:

    I am not even looking at the screen I’m just listening because I do NOT want to see spiders 🤩

    November 28, 2019
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  26. Xeno Sama said:

    Q:What if spider was in the size of human
    A:we will simply die

    November 28, 2019
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  27. Breanna Springer said:

    Goliath Bird Eaters don’t liquify their prey… they crush them… but, ok.

    November 28, 2019
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  28. Xeno Sama said:

    What if spiders was in the size of humans
    We will be in the size of dinosaurs

    November 28, 2019
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  29. Eli H said:

    if spiders were the size of humans they would be the annoying ass frostbite spiders from skyrim

    November 28, 2019
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  30. tyson chonzena said:

    If spiders were human-sized I would kick the bucket

    November 28, 2019
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  31. James Allen said:

    Ok this video….nope

    November 28, 2019
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  32. The Ghostface said:

    But they never said that spiders gained strength the bigger they got

    November 28, 2019
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  33. Randy Rogers said:

    If a spider was the size of a man it could not even stand up. It would weigh too much. Weight is cubed and strength is squared.

    November 28, 2019
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  34. Goku said:

    All Bored The Spaceship 🚀 To Mars 🛸

    November 28, 2019
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  35. Enzo Seven said:

    what if everyone was fit and has that motivational type of mind

    November 28, 2019
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  36. Haruglory131 said:

    0:00 hell naaaa to the naa na naaaaa

    November 28, 2019
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  37. Sonny Demetro said:

    0:09 Aight Imma head out this galaxy…

    November 28, 2019
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  38. Isa Abdullah Dimaporo said:

    only people without arachnophobia would be brave enough to click this video

    November 28, 2019
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  39. Empowered Wolf said:

    "The people of skyrim laughs in suffering"

    November 28, 2019
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  40. Michael Trumph said:

    Then we'd all be screwed.
    Those things are scarrier than snakes and crocodiles.

    November 28, 2019
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  41. byron Rideaux said:

    I couldn't directly look at the video

    November 28, 2019
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  42. byron Rideaux said:

    Somebody call Orkin

    November 28, 2019
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  43. Akash Bond said:

    Anyone with arachnophobia here?

    November 28, 2019
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  44. Ben Divjakoski said:

    I would kill myself if spiders were our size I hate spiders they scare me

    November 28, 2019
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  45. Sandro Tabidze said:

    What id spiders were the size of humans?

    Humans would be the size of spiders.

    Thinking outside the box

    November 28, 2019
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  46. NIK fn said:

    Pause at 1:33 to look at the most dangerous spider in the world 😂😂

    November 28, 2019
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  47. Juan Ramirez said:

    Humans would not be alive if they were even cat size.

    39,995 of those species are harmless to man. The ones to admire from a distance are the Recluses, the Australian Funnel Webs, the Brazilian Wanderers, the Widows, and the Sicarius crab spiders. Even then, deaths are rare. Some like the White Sacks, the Dysderidea, the Hobo spiders and the larger spiders will give you some symptoms, but not death, unless you are allergic to bug bites. But even ant bites or bee stings could kill if that was the case. Just see them as teddy bears with eight legs and you’ll be alright.

    November 28, 2019
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  48. Naaabbzz said:

    what film is 1:15 from again??

    November 28, 2019
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  49. KiD Trinity said:

    What if snow was black.
    Would it be really dark outside at night instead of looking really bright?
    Better yet would it look dark out durning the day?
    What would it do to the natural balance of nature?
    I guess that’s for another episode of
    “WHATIF”

    November 28, 2019
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  50. Yoshikarter1 said:

    The added mass from such an increase in size would likely hinder their speed and agility.

    November 28, 2019
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  51. Paulcostan3 Costan said:

    I'D RATHER DIE

    November 28, 2019
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  52. THE DEVIL DRAGON 2 said:

    Me: we dead

    November 28, 2019
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  53. You know BTS? said:

    I would rather be killed by a running zombie doing parkour than seeing a spider bigger than a 8 yr.old oh and plus..I don’t think I would survive even for 3 seconds

    November 28, 2019
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  54. Ziandfin said:

    As a wise man once said:”Oh hell nah”

    November 28, 2019
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  55. ! Just-A-Tobi ! said:

    takes off sunglasses
    We might need a bigger slipper….

    November 28, 2019
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  56. Ron Guillen said:

    1:33
    Different kind of spiders

    November 28, 2019
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  57. BigBoss Uno said:

    Arania exumai!!! Only Harry potter fans can understand🥴

    November 28, 2019
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  58. Beantheredonethat said:

    I also just finished watching Ancient Earth!!!
    High five What If🤣

    November 28, 2019
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  59. Emerson E. Ramos said:

    I think spiders might be thinking about this

    November 28, 2019
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  60. Kaen said:

    Im Globophobic

    November 28, 2019
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  61. D4rk G4ming-YT- said:

    There are lot of kind of spider

    Show human

    November 28, 2019
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  62. zathary said:

    If spiders were the same size as humans we'd be extinct way back before technology

    November 28, 2019
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  63. Silent Human said:

    0:12 I’m pretty certain that number has gotta he a billion+ everyone I know hate spiders, and here I am, keeping a gorgeous Goliath bird eater

    November 28, 2019
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  64. adrian mark said:

    Thailand: hold my beer. *Then selling 100 fried spiders on large pan.

    China: shouting, while cooking alive spiders.

    November 28, 2019
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  65. adrian mark said:

    Or Peter would die on the first bite

    November 28, 2019
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  66. rick L said:

    I would die even if there were size of a cat.

    November 28, 2019
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  67. Christian/SlimProductions said:

    I'd be on a other planet far far away.

    November 28, 2019
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  68. neverjmw said:

    than I would ride one to work and have it do my shopping

    November 28, 2019
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  69. Jed Andren Javier said:

    What if sharks can walk and common just like a bird????

    November 28, 2019
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  70. Here To comment said:

    Isn’t it obvious?
    The giant spiders would come close to being extinct.
    Like rare species of big cats.

    November 28, 2019
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  71. Rin said:

    but what if i was naked in the first place

    November 28, 2019
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  72. SuperPandabear123 aka PAUL HAVERKAMP said:

    the day I carry a machine gun on me full time and from now on…

    November 28, 2019
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  73. •Lloyd• •Cute• said:

    What if the Earth's Atmosphere is pure 100% Oxygen?

    November 28, 2019
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  74. Sanjay Sethi said:

    Pull out the rem 870

    November 28, 2019
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  75. KiriakosBlackWolf said:

    What If there where none spirers

    November 28, 2019
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  76. BellCross Wolfstein said:

    I am here to answer this title question like thing.
    BURN THE WORLD

    November 28, 2019
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  77. Ghost Eye4 said:

    if spiders were size of human then we are their coco crunch at the morning

    November 28, 2019
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  78. akshay kumar said:

    4:01 which movie is this…?

    November 28, 2019
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  79. Pratibha Shahu said:

    “What If Spiders Were The Same Size Of Human?”

    Me – “I Will Pick The Biggest Knife In Mah House,

    Point The Knife At Spider,

    Rotate My Hand, And

    Slit My Wrist”

    November 28, 2019
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  80. PS4 PRO said:

    Hahahaha

    November 28, 2019
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  81. Zenitsu Agatsuma said:

    Create new world

    November 28, 2019
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  82. Plants Or Zombies said:

    Then anyone with arachnophobia wouldn’t exist.

    November 28, 2019
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  83. Mr. Pheonix Gaming said:

    Spiderman : sees real spider of his size.
    Also spiderman : uses telepathy to talk
    Spider : eats him

    November 28, 2019
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  84. One disgusted Boi. said:

    Hell no

    November 28, 2019
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  85. Nguyen Quoc Bao Khang said:

    Time to start trading for Bane of Arthropods

    November 28, 2019
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  86. Alexander The Great said:

    Me: sees first part of the video for 0.001 seconds

    Me: Ight Imma head out.

    November 28, 2019
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  87. Chain Edge said:

    What video is that naked girl from? Asking for a friend.

    November 28, 2019
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  88. Pro“W" Report said:

    1:07
    *WTF WAS THAT!!!!!*

    November 28, 2019
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  89. Franko The tank said:

    What if Yellowstone erupted today ? What will happened ?

    November 28, 2019
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  90. Paulo Herbert Lubo said:

    ARACHNOPHOBIC here😭

    November 28, 2019
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  91. Matt Tian said:

    Delete this, I don’t need this “What If”

    November 28, 2019
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  92. Syed mdabdullah said:

    I would have huged Lucas the spider

    November 28, 2019
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  93. kliché said:

    HELL NAAAAAH

    November 28, 2019
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  94. Bimini Bob said:

    Launch all nukes.

    November 28, 2019
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  95. Serkan Okur said:

    F£>k NO YES I DO HAVE ARAKNSPHOBIA

    November 28, 2019
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  96. Iffath Ayesha said:

    What if we started eating those giant spiders 🤭

    November 28, 2019
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  97. John Max said:

    1:16 wait did you srsly make that pun? Bruh

    November 28, 2019
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  98. Prince of Loarderon said:

    The atmospheres oxygen concentration is not enough for the spiders to grow this big so dont worry .

    November 28, 2019
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  99. Clash with Nithin said:

    I don't care! But still I care lol

    November 28, 2019
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  100. ryan Cajote said:

    I've watched a video named Fear Factor, the contestants there are eating those spiders when they failed to do their task as a punishment…

    November 28, 2019
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