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Spiders Eat Roughly 800 Million Tons Of Insects Per Year, Study Finds

Spiders Eat Roughly 800 Million Tons Of Insects Per Year, Study Finds

Researchers first gathered data from 65 previous studies to determine how many spiders are now in seven biomes on the planet. Viewed in another light, they could theoretically eat us all - or at least consume as much meat as us humans. The Washington Post published a truly frightening story that should have you squirm a bit, even if you are not an arachnophobe. The study says there are enough spiders on earth that they could eat every human in just a year and still be hungry.


Baby girl born with extra legs recovering in US after risky surgery

Baby girl born with extra legs recovering in US after risky surgery

In cases of parasitic twins, a baby is born largely intact, but that baby also contains the tissues of an underdeveloped twin (the "parasitic twin") who died during development in the womb. Pediatric and reconstructive surgeon Frank Vicari said: "It's going rather well". Ms. Swabb said Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she could not do before.


Man accused of raping, killing girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Man accused of raping, killing girlfriend's 4-year-old son

Vensel was the sole witness called to the stand before O'Donnell, testifying that Herold gave police and firefighters incorrect information about where Bentley had been staying when she picked him up on the morning of March 21. He was pronounced dead an hour later. Police said that when the boy was taken by ambulance, Herold allegedly went back to the motel to alert her son and to help him escape.


Peanuts with your meal guard against heart attack and stroke

Peanuts with your meal guard against heart attack and stroke

To test the effects of peanuts, the researchers recruited a total of 15 overweight and obese men for the study . The Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization that supports nutrition research and educational programs that promote healthier diet patterns and lifestyles.


OR hiker brings dehydrated bear to wildlife rehab center

OR hiker brings dehydrated bear to wildlife rehab center

Michelle Dennehy, spokesperson for Oregon Department of FIsh and Wildlife, said that "if committed with culpable mental state", removing an animal from the wild can be a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of $6,250 and up to a year in jail.


Unable to pay for wheelchair, man uses child's tricycle in Telangana's hospital

Unable to pay for wheelchair, man uses child's tricycle in Telangana's hospital

His wife Santoshi has alleged that as she did not have money to pay ward-boys had to use the tricycle to around the hospital during their visits. Raju's wife told ANI, "We had paid Rs 100 for five to six times for the wheelchair". Meanwhile, following enquires by governor E S L Narasimhan on the wheelchair row with state health minister C Laxma Reddy and director of health and medical education Dr M Ramani, a report on the same was submitted to him on Saturday.