World's deadliest spiders a toxic myth?

November 19, 2014 12:34 PM

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World's deadliest spiders a toxic myth?

Toxic spiders have a terrible reputation. Yet even though deadly spider bites are regular fodder for scary stories, spider experts say it's actually quite rare for anyone to suffer serious injuries from the world's deadliest spiders.

There are more than 40,000 species of spiders, almost all of them venomous, but only a few are known to produce venom that is toxic to humans.

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