Beanie Babies Filled With Spider Eggs-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Reports claim that Beanie Babies were stuffed with spider eggs in the 90s that are now beginning to hatch.
Reports that claim Beanie Babies were stuffed with spider eggs back in the 90s are satirical and should not be taken seriously.
The satirical report appears at ClickHole.com. It claims that Beanie Baby manufacturer Ty, Inc., stuffed its wildly popular collectibles with brown recluse spider eggs back in the 90s, and now they’re beginning to hatch after lying dormant for 20 years.
Brown recluse spider eggs were likely cited in the eRumor because they’re roughly the size of the polyethylene or polyvinylchloride pellets that Ty stuffs Beanie Babies with. Brown recluse spiders lay about 50 eggs in silk-like sacs that are about two-thirds of an inch in diameter, and spiderlings emerge from those sacs after about a month, according to the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
At maximum, UW-LaCrosse researchers say brown recluse spiders can live up to six months without food or water. That means it would be impossible for them to “lie dormant” inside a Beanie Baby for 20 years or more.