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Does the Average Person Really Swallow 8 Spiders Per Year?

Did you know that you are never more than 2 feet from a spider? Or is it a foot? Or maybe it's six inches. The point is there are a whole lot of spiders around. The other point is, they mostly keep to themselves. Otherwise, you'd know you were surrounded by them.

Whether or not, Little Miss Muffet, a spider is sitting next to you right now, when you sleep, they come out. And crawl on you. And they get into your mouth. And you swallow them. In fact, you swallow, on average, eight of them every year!

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What is the Origin Of Word Bedlam?

The word bedlam came about as a contraction of the name of a hospital in London. This hospital started out in 1247 as a priory for the order of St. Mary of Bethlehem.

This priory eventually became the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem and was meant to serve sick poor and homeless people. However, by 1405, the hospital was under royal control and had begun to be partly used as an insane asylum, the first of its kind in England.

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