gunna have to call bullshit on this
ive never seen anyone actually calculate just how many spiders spiders georg would have to eat per day in order to affect global spider eating statistics to the extent that he does
it adds so much to be able to envision exactly the speed at which he consumes them
The estimated world population is currently 7 BILLION people. If each person were to eat 3 spiders a year, then 21 Billion spiders would have to be consumed on an annual basis.
While your estimation of Spider Georg’s spider intake-per-day is good with that math, you forgot to include some factors, leaving your conclusion sorely lacking!
The population of Cambodia is 15,205,539. In that country, fried spiders are often sold at street vendors! thus, those millions of people are actually eating 1-5 spiders per week, or 52-270 spiders a year leaving the average spider intake in that country at ~ 4,896,183,558 spiders per year. (I’m giving leeway for people who don’t care for spiders, and also for people who love eating spiders, + tourists who want to try crazy shit when they visit)
The people of Piaroa in Venezuela also eat spiders on occasion - Maybe once a week, likely less. So…14,000 people, A spider every two weeks, 7,000 spiders a week...365,190 spiders a year.
This has already reduced Spiders Georg’s spider intake to 44,990,277 a day!
That is indeed some interesting information you’ve provided.
However! Those statistics are irrelevant to truly defining the scope of spider consumption throughout the world.
You see, during the normal storage of food, like grains and nuts, we have a hard time keeping vermin and insects out of those stores. Those creatures live on the plants, after all, and are also collected during harvesting.
The United State’s FDA enacted regulations to make sure the insect and vermin content within various foods was as low as possible for the public’s safety, but also reasonable for the companies to abide by.
Here are some examples f
Pizza sauce: 30 Fly Eggs Per 100 Grams
Chocolate: 60 Or More Insect Parts Per 100 grams
Peanut Butter: 1 Or More Rodent Hairs Per 100 Grams
Frozen Berries: 60 Percent Can Contain Mold
Cranberry Sauce: 15 Percent Can Contain Mold
Potato Chips: 6 percent Rot Pieces By Weight
Pasta: 225 Insect Fragments In 6 Or More Samples
Popcorn: 20 Or More Gnawed (by rodents) Grains Per Pound
Paprika: 75 Insect Fragments Per 25 Grams
Wheat: 9 Miligrams Or More Of Rodent Pellets (poop) Per Kilogram
I’d like to direct the Jury’s attention to the fact that there are actually quite a few insects that people eat without realizing, contained within their normal food supplies.
Since ‘Insects’ in this case could mean anything from grasshoppers to ants, Spiders are also included.
In the end, the average person inadvertently consumes about a pound of insects each year (and remember, individual bugs are quite light), leaving the average spider consumption PER HUMAN at between 10 and 70 spiders per year.
As you pointed out in your statistics, people around the world have different customs and viewpoints when it comes to insect and arachnid consumption.
Even if he did consume 10,000 spiders per year, Spider Georg is still only dining on 27 spiders per day - perhaps an enthusiast, but not strange in the scope of the world.
I rest my case.
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