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Old 02-27-04, 04:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I was reading that the number of black widow fatalities dropped significantly with the implementation of indoor plumbing in their habitat ranges.

It seems that men were much more likely to die than women when bitten as well.

The reason given was that virtually all bites occured in outhouses, and men bitten on the testicles or ***** were much more likely to suffer fatal effects due to the amount of blood flowing near the surface of the skin.

People stopped using outhouses, and bites became much less common
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