+57 For some reason, People are more afraid of the Spiders than the Crabs, amirite?

by EfficiencyCareful 1 month ago

They aren't living in crabwebs in the corner of your room though.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I've never woken up with a crab crawling on my face

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Crabs didn't infect our nests while we were evolving.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Spiders are better at hiding

by antonettefeil 1 month ago

It's an evolved instinct. Some spiders have poisonous bites that can hurt or kill you. Any ancestors that were afraid of spiders were more likely to survive and reproduce than those that weren't afraid of spiders. Fast forward a thousand generations and here we are descended from the afraid of spiders ancestors that out-bred the competition. Crabs are much less lethal, so there has been less evolutionary pressure in favour of developing a fear of them. TLDR: it's because being afraid of crabs or not is less likely to affect how many kids you survive to have.

by raynoragustin 1 month ago

I'm actually more frightened of crabs. A close-up look of their mouths is pure terror.

by Anonymous 1 month ago