*When I was a kid, I wanted to have superpowers like the heroes in the comic books I read.
Like Spider-Man. Remember him? I used to daydream of being bit by a spider and swinging all over town, saving the day. I even used to catch spiders in the hope of finding that. Special. ONE.
After reading about this guy’s encounter with a spider, I realize, frankly, that I was a fucking nut.
On the penis.
How the 21-year-old worker managed to drive HIMSELF to the hospital after all of THAT is anyone’s guess. If a spider bit Simba (yes, I named him), it would probably put me in an instant coma.
This guy was using a portable toilet at a worksite when the spider chomped on dude’s dick.
I would have shit my pants…which I will literally do before I ever sit down in a port-a-John again.
The redback spider, in case you’re not familiar with his highly venomous ass, is a close relative of the black widow. It is identifiable by a long red stripe on its abdomen.
According to media reports, the man was discharged from the hospital in stable condition.
Redback spiders are fairly common in Australia, with over 2,000 reported cases each year.
Few of those bites, however, are on a man’s junk.
Although there are recorded cases of deaths from redback bites, none have been reported since the development of anti venom in 1956.
Thank God for advances in science!