Christopher Ingraham / Washington Post:Yes, let's test this theory. Rigorously.
Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year — Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms.Discussion:
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice: Report: Spiders could (in theory) eat every human on Earth in one yearDami Lee / The Verge: Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in a year and that's okay by meHeather Holeman / KFOR-TV: Study: Spiders eat up to 800 million tons each year - more than twice the weight of the entire human populationBrett T. / twitchy.com: News you can use: Researchers hope to raise awareness that spiders could eat us all in a yearAndrea Gonzalez-Ramirez / Refinery29: This Frightening Spider News Is Here To Haunt Your Dreams
Food for thought: The entire human pop. displaces less than 400 million tons? (No idea what I would've estimated.)
Song notwithstanding, it is the policy of this web-log not to kill spiders, unless they might be some of those big brown bite-y ones that could kill you.