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post #15 of Old 07-10-2008
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Only an idiot would think I'm talking about modern grocery stores or food retail outlets. By the time bananas get to the domestic supply stores, they've been through several stages of packing and repacking, since I seriously doubt they're harvested in the cute little plastic bags that you find the bunches in at the store. During that process, any spiders that may have been hiding in the bunches have either been killed or decided to head for places that weren't moving and much quieter.

I'm talking about them being found in shipping crates of bananas, as was the case 100 years ago when the rumor was first started, and as they are found nowadays. Growing up, my mother would take me to an open air market where the bananas were sold by the crate and at least once or twice a year, a large spider would be killed near or around the crates.

Originally Posted by Omatako View Post
Now that I think about it, you're right. I seem to have a penchant for reversing concepts, don't I? . Sorry, didn't mean to confuse.

But I still don't buy the giant spider theory. I know they're big and nasty but I reckon they're quite rarely found in domestic supply stores. Just my humble opinion.



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