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15 May 2010 / Liz Johns

News Bite: Man Hopes For Superpowers After Being Bitten By Katipo

You may have already read the story about the unfortunate nude-sunbathing tourist getting bitten on his manhood by a New Zealand katipo spider. I won’t repeat it again here, but if you’re interested you can check out the story on the Stuff website. In summary, he got bitten, he had a bad reaction, was treated, and is now fine. Which is good news.

The chances of being bitten by a Katipo are low as they are shy creatures by nature and usually only bite to defend themselves. I suspect the gentleman in question is wondering why he was so unlucky as to be bitten. But do you also think he’s secretly hoping that the katipo spider has passed on superpowers? It has happened before you know. Remember Peter Parker? And considering the location of the bite that superpower could be something worth getting bitten for.

You have to wonder these things. Don’t you?


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