Quote of the Day

Posted April 11, 2007

"One Dutch researcher estimates that there are some five trillion spiders in the Netherlands alone, each of which consumes about a tenth of a gram of meat a day. Were the victims people instead of insects, they would need only three days to eat all sixteen and a half million Dutchmen."

  • Burkhard Bilger, "Spider Woman" (PDF - The New Yorker. March, 2007)
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