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   WalMart bananas on sale this week for 29 cents a pound. Deadly Brazilian Wandering Spiders no charge

01 May 2011 04:30 AM   |   4277 clicks   |   superior telegram
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Britney Spear's Speculum     
Hide the deadly black tarantula

30 Apr 2011 11:16 PM
bojon    [TotalFark]  
Wow, .29$ a pound, I gotta go, these leg cramps are a pain.

30 Apr 2011 11:24 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Beautiful bunch of ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day-o, day-ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day....ay-ay-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

30 Apr 2011 11:25 PM
oldebayer     
I've read about two people being bitten by pygmy rattlesnakes in WalMart outdoor centers.

Evidently, the corporate philosophy involves venemous creepies and crawlies.

This is a surprise?

30 Apr 2011 11:27 PM
oldebayer     
Bathia_Mapes

If you haven't heard this, you MUST listen to Stan Freburg's version,Link (new window))

30 Apr 2011 11:40 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

oldebayer: Bathia_Mapes

If you haven't heard this, you MUST listen to Stan Freburg's version,Link (new window))


Thanks! That was hilarious.

30 Apr 2011 11:45 PM
cretinbob     
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01 May 2011 01:02 AM
mjoven1975     
I'd be far more concerned about the WalMart employee that handles the bananas than the possibility of a spider hiding in the banana box.

01 May 2011 01:18 AM
LordOfThePings     

oldebayer: If you haven't heard this, you MUST listen to Stan Freburg's version,Link (new window))


Ah, that brings back memories. I probably last heard that on KCRW 25 years ago. Thanks.

01 May 2011 03:08 AM
zulius     
Superior WalMart...
I have a Super WalMart around the corner, what makes this store better? No fat chicks?

01 May 2011 05:08 AM
tankjr     
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"Oh my God, they got the Professor!"

01 May 2011 05:12 AM
CravenMorehead     

zulius: I have a Super WalMart around the corner, what makes this store better? No fat chicks?


There are still fat chicks, they just don't wear spandex and tube tops.

01 May 2011 09:29 AM
DubyaHater     
I understand the fear and concern. However, I believe safeguards do exist considering the number of bananas bought in this country without the surprise of a brazilian wandering spider in the bunch. I would think that if this happened to me, I would just deal with the store personally without going to the press. I bet if she brought that spider into the store, that would have gotten a response from the manager. Of course, now I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid about picking up bananas at the store.

/get on the boat, the banana boat yea..ooooowwwwwwww

01 May 2011 09:58 AM
thenateman     
90 percent sure it's a Brazilian wandering spider

At least it didn't have pussy hair.

01 May 2011 10:26 AM
FredaDeStilleto     

DubyaHater: I understand the fear and concern. However, I believe safeguards do exist considering the number of bananas bought in this country without the surprise of a brazilian wandering spider in the bunch. I would think that if this happened to me, I would just deal with the store personally without going to the press. I bet if she brought that spider into the store, that would have gotten a response from the manager. Of course, now I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid about picking up bananas at the store.

/get on the boat, the banana boat yea..ooooowwwwwwww



I don't know about that. My daughter's friend quit after working 3 months in the produce department at the local market. She just couldn't handle the banana spiders that were in just about every shipment.

01 May 2011 10:38 AM
Senor Spielbergo     

01 May 2011 10:52 AM
cryinoutloud     
Terry wanted WalMart to know about what she found in order to protect other shoppers. She called on Tuesday to report the problem, but said the store manager never called her back. When she called the manager again, Terry said she was told there was nothing they could do.
"I told them I'm not looking for anything," she said. "I'm looking for public awareness."
The manager hung up on her, Terry said.
She went to the Duluth NBC news station, Northland's News Center, which aired a story about the spider on Wednesday. That got WalMart's attention, which called Terry on Wednesday and took her statement about what happened.
"They made me feel like they were doubting I bought the bananas," she said.


"I'm an attention whore." I bet she uses hand sanitizer a lot too, and obsesses over the germiness of her kitchen counters.

01 May 2011 10:53 AM
DubyaHater     

FredaDeStilleto: DubyaHater: I understand the fear and concern. However, I believe safeguards do exist considering the number of bananas bought in this country without the surprise of a brazilian wandering spider in the bunch. I would think that if this happened to me, I would just deal with the store personally without going to the press. I bet if she brought that spider into the store, that would have gotten a response from the manager. Of course, now I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid about picking up bananas at the store.

/get on the boat, the banana boat yea..ooooowwwwwwww


I don't know about that. My daughter's friend quit after working 3 months in the produce department at the local market. She just couldn't handle the banana spiders that were in just about every shipment.


All I have to say is "Ewwwwwwwwww"

01 May 2011 10:53 AM
LouDobbsAwaaaay     
Wait, so they don't even know if it was a wandering spider and they still wrote an article on it? Why even bother waiting until any spider at all is found:

NEWSFLASH!!: Somebody buys bananas at WalMart - story developing

01 May 2011 11:02 AM
YixilTesiphon     
You can buy bananas.

Cheaply.

In farking April in farking Wisconsin.

Those poor white people.

01 May 2011 11:11 AM
cryinoutloud     
Oh, I didn't even read far enough.

The Terrys said they're now considering legal action.
"Had WalMart stepped up to the plate, we never would have called the news," Sheila Terry said. "But, would you want that in your car with you? Would you want that in your home? What if it had bit my dog or bit me?"


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01 May 2011 11:15 AM
James F. Campbell     

01 May 2011 11:22 AM
LouDobbsAwaaaay     

YixilTesiphon: You can buy bananas.

Cheaply.

In farking April in farking Wisconsin.

Those poor white people.



That's something I've always been a bit confused about. It seems like every other tropical fruit is pay-out-the-ass expensive and seasonal, but bananas are cheaper than in-season, local fruits and stay the same price all year around. They must have a plantation the size of Alaska somewhere, staffed by slave children.

01 May 2011 11:24 AM
Catlenfell     
No Big deal.
The company I work for brings in around 9 truck loads of bananas a week and maybe once or twice a year do I hear of an insect or something similar being found.
Most of the time they are found in our warehouse.
I personally have found one scorpion and one moth the size of
a sparrow both dead.
An our main banana guy found a lizard we named Tripod, due to
the lacking of a leg, which just passed away, two years after
being found.
In seven years I can only think of two or three cases where it was the customer who found the hitchhiker.
The only reason bananas are vulnerable is that they have to be maintained at 55 degrees for the whole voyage, where most produce is chilled down to 35 of 40F

01 May 2011 11:57 AM
Nuclear Wessel     
The spiders are only dangerous because of the dangerous amounts of radiation they're absorbing from the bananas, duh...

01 May 2011 12:08 PM
Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
It's kinda cool that they don't charge extra for the spider meat.

01 May 2011 12:30 PM
jimw     
FYI: If you buy "Organic" bananas at a higher price you are wasting your money as ALL bananas are required to be sprayed with insecticide before entering the USA for just this reason. Obviously this spider found a very good hideout. In this case Walmart had nothing to do with it as Walmart does not grow or directly import bananas. Like the customer, they just got 'lucky'.

01 May 2011 12:41 PM
YixilTesiphon     

Catlenfell: he only reason bananas are vulnerable is that they have to be maintained at 55 degrees for the whole voyage, where most produce is chilled down to 35 of 40F


CFB (Cool Fact, Bro)

01 May 2011 12:45 PM
LarryDan43     
With all the DDT and other chemicals sprayed on bananas from Brazil, I'm surprised that spider survived.

01 May 2011 01:17 PM
DigitalCoffee     

thenateman: 90 percent sure it's a Brazilian wandering spider

At least it didn't have pussy hair.


Well it's the wax job that makes it different from just a normal wandering spider. Duh!

01 May 2011 01:31 PM
McManus_brothers     

FredaDeStilleto: DubyaHater: I understand the fear and concern. However, I believe safeguards do exist considering the number of bananas bought in this country without the surprise of a brazilian wandering spider in the bunch. I would think that if this happened to me, I would just deal with the store personally without going to the press. I bet if she brought that spider into the store, that would have gotten a response from the manager. Of course, now I'm gonna be a bit more paranoid about picking up bananas at the store.

/get on the boat, the banana boat yea..ooooowwwwwwww


I don't know about that. My daughter's friend quit after working 3 months in the produce department at the local market. She just couldn't handle the banana spiders that were in just about every shipment.


I'd love to know who is supplying those bananas, because I've worked in the produce department of a large local supermarket chain for about 7 years now, and I've never seen a spider, nor even heard of a co-worker encountering one.


LouDobbsAwaaaay: That's something I've always been a bit confused about. It seems like every other tropical fruit is pay-out-the-ass expensive and seasonal, but bananas are cheaper than in-season, local fruits and stay the same price all year around. They must have a plantation the size of Alaska somewhere, staffed by slave children.


Well for one, bananas aren't seasonal, so they can be grown year-round, increasing supply; and also, the amount of bananas grown across Central and South America is damned ridiculous, in order to keep up with demand. Still, in the last 3 years or so, prices have roughly doubled.

01 May 2011 02:37 PM
RockChalkH1N1     
People rag on walmart, but I bet 85% of them have gone to the Wal in the last month

01 May 2011 02:54 PM
offmymeds     
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01 May 2011 03:03 PM
fn129     

RockChalkH1N1: People rag on walmart, but I bet 85% of them have gone to the Wal in the last month


Nope
/boycott!

01 May 2011 03:41 PM
Saberus Terras     
What, no spider thread?


What happened, Fark? Bring on the willies and the heebie-jeebies!

01 May 2011 03:47 PM
devildog123     

RockChalkH1N1: People rag on walmart, but I bet 85% of them have gone to the Wal in the last month


Hey there, this is Fark. No one here has ever shopped at Wal-Mart, eaten at a restraunt that has more than 3 locations, been over their optimal BMI, been even one cent in debt, had less than 6 months salary in savings, and not only is their footprint carbon neutral, they actually absorb carbon out of the air and expel clean, pure oxygen.

Get with the program, you are apparently the only non-perfect person here.

01 May 2011 03:51 PM
Pauly Math     
See this is why I quit picking bananas.

Now I'm a guide for the CIA.

/hooray

01 May 2011 04:04 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  
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Oh hai, guyz. Whuts goin on in dis thread?

01 May 2011 04:31 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
At least it wasn't Valencia Oranges

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/MAXIMUM OBSCURITY

01 May 2011 05:18 PM
mongbiohazard     
FTFA: In the aftermath of their fright, the Terrys want to get word to the public that this type of threat exists in the aisles of their grocery stores. And they'd like to know that a system exists to ensure their encounter was just a fluke. Their dealings with WalMart so far have been frustrating, Sheila Terry said.


There IS a very simple way we can stop this type of threat from harming anyone. Stop importing produce from other parts of the world. I'm not saying we SHOULD do that, just saying, that's about the only fool-proof way to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Do these morons people not understand that bananas are not grown in farking Wisconsin? That they're not assembled from parts in a sterile factory somewhere? That bananas are grown outside, where all manner of insects will crawl across their surfaces and hide in their foliage?

It's produce, collected and shipped on a mass scale. You can certainly make sure that through your quality control and shipping processes that you screen out MOST of the little critters trying to hitchhike a ride, but the only way to ensure that you screen out 100% of them is to stop buying shiat which doesn't grow in your farking locale.

Personally though, I'm just fine with the chances considering how rare these incidents are. In fact, I'd say I'm surprised and impressed by the rarity of such hitchhikers, and would argue that's a sign of someone in the supply chain doing a really excellent job. Many millions of successes and one failure doesn't mean the system is broken, IMHO it means it's working quite well. Better than the quality control of many mundane things, actually.

01 May 2011 05:47 PM
Do What Now Question Mark     
"She said WalMart gets their products from retailers and all retailers hold WalMart harmless," she said.

That was the most interesting fact in that article.

01 May 2011 05:54 PM
DigitalCoffee     

mongbiohazard: FTFA: In the aftermath of their fright, the Terrys want to get word to the public that this type of threat exists in the aisles of their grocery stores. And they'd like to know that a system exists to ensure their encounter was just a fluke. Their dealings with WalMart so far have been frustrating, Sheila Terry said.

There IS a very simple way we can stop this type of threat from harming anyone. Stop importing produce from other parts of the world. I'm not saying we SHOULD do that, just saying, that's about the only fool-proof way to ensure it doesn't happen again.


Maybe these spiders will take care of the farking fire ants. Nothing else sure as fark does.

/and then we get the spider eating snakes
//and then the snake eating gorillas
///then winter

01 May 2011 06:38 PM
Galileo's Daughter     

DanZero: At least it wasn't Valencia Oranges


/MAXIMUM OBSCURITY


Not really. That film aided me on my journey to becoming incredibly arachophobic.

01 May 2011 07:04 PM
duckpoopy     

RockChalkH1N1: People rag on walmart, but I bet 85% of them have gone to the Wal in the last month


Not since 1995. It's not hard to avoid if you live on the right side of town.

01 May 2011 08:34 PM
Artcurus     
Pleasant dreams!

Link (new window)

01 May 2011 08:57 PM
Pumpernickel bread     
I have never heard of this happening before. If I were Del Monte's legal counsel, before I would just accept this couple's version of things, I would do a little research. There were no witnesses outside of these two. How do we know they didn't just buy the spider, plant it, claim it was in the bananas and sue Walmart/Del Monte? Apparently these spiders are easy enough to purchase

Link (new window)

I am sure Del Monte's legal team is going to look into this, but
1) did the bananas come from a location that has these spiders
2) does this couple have a history of litigation (i.e. looking for paydays)
3) subpoena recent CC and paypal purchases to see of one of these buggers was purchased by the couple.

Maybe they are telling the truth, but I am a little troubled that they are already indicating legal action, which makes me think it is what they were planning all along.

01 May 2011 08:58 PM
gameshowhost     

DanZero: At least it wasn't Valencia Oranges


/MAXIMUM OBSCURITY


Nope. I came in here to ask if anyone remembered the name of the '70s tv movie where the tarantulas hid in bags of coffee.

/this is fark, danzero =|
//that movie freaked me the fark out

01 May 2011 09:19 PM
oh_please    [TotalFark]  

DigitalCoffee:
Maybe these spiders will take care of the farking fire ants. Nothing else sure as fark does.


Have you tried Amdro? Works for me.

01 May 2011 09:31 PM
Bathia_Mapes    [TotalFark]  

Pumpernickel bread: I have never heard of this happening before. If I were Del Monte's legal counsel, before I would just accept this couple's version of things, I would do a little research. There were no witnesses outside of these two. How do we know they didn't just buy the spider, plant it, claim it was in the bananas and sue Walmart/Del Monte? Apparently these spiders are easy enough to purchase

Link (new window)

I am sure Del Monte's legal team is going to look into this, but
1) did the bananas come from a location that has these spiders
2) does this couple have a history of litigation (i.e. looking for paydays)
3) subpoena recent CC and paypal purchases to see of one of these buggers was purchased by the couple.

Maybe they are telling the truth, but I am a little troubled that they are already indicating legal action, which makes me think it is what they were planning all along.


The Brazilian Wandering spider is also known as the Banana spider because of their habit of stowing away in banana shipments.

In fact, I got a greenlite back in 2008 regarding this type of spider when one was found in a shipment of bananas at a Tesco (U.K. supermarket chain). link

01 May 2011 10:10 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly     
Actually the spider wasn't free. They paid $0.29/pound for it.

01 May 2011 10:18 PM
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