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Re: BUGZ!!
Posted By: Nyperold, on host
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 19:42:06
In Reply To: Re: BUGZ!! posted by Brunnen-G on Thursday, September 20, 2001, at 19:19:59:

> > I am always hearing statements like, "Did you know there are 8 insect legs in every ounce of chocolate?" or "Did you know that you eat 8 spiders every year while you are sleeping?"
> >
> > Now, what I want to know is if there is any scientific basis on these claims. Have scientists been doing research on this!? Is there a lab somewhere where scientists are monitering sleeping patients for spider to mouth activity? Do candy companies have inspecters that choose random bits of chocolate, and dissect them for insect bits?
> These are based on the annual figures of spiders which have gone missing. The only reason you don't hear more about this tragedy is that the photos their families print on the sides of milk cartons are too small for us to notice them.

LOL. Actually, I think that's supposed to a maximum allowable amount. This was alluded to in Mischief In School. Also, I think there's something on