Letters to the Editor

Discredited claim

Sad to see that the CDT ran an ad with a very tired and discredited meme (or old wives’ tale, if we’re not going to be PC). Namely, that the average person eats eight spiders a year.

There are so many reasons this is false that rather than try to enumerate them, I direct you to Google “How many spiders does a person eat in a year” and then click on the many, many sites refuting this tired, old urban legend. Spiders, by the way, aren’t pests, they eat pests.

Kenneth Von Gunden, State College

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