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Creepy-Crawly Myths And Urban Legends About Spiders

Updated 9 Jun 2020 2.3k votes 393 voters 20.5k views12 items

List RulesVote up the scariest myths about spiders you pray aren't actually true.

Spiders! Just the thought of these creepy-crawlies can make a person recoil in horror. There's plenty to fear, including rare spiders and spiders that hide in surprising places, but many of our concerns are based on myth rather than reality. A lot of scary spider stories get shared on the internet even though they're more fiction than fact, and a little digging can expose the lies behind such spider myths. 

Distorted spider facts are making humans more scared of these creatures than we need to be. Knowledge is power, and knowing the truth about spiders can go a long way in curing your arachnophobia. Who knows, you may even end up trusting these little guys enough to avoid crushing them with your shoe. 

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