Three brothers are bitten by black widow “to become Spider-Man”

Superheroes are everywhere. And Marvel’s Spider-Man is perhaps one of the best known of the kind. Peter Parker’s alter ego therefore has a huge number of fans. Even small children, who would do everything to get super powers just like their big hero. Even get bitten by a black widow, one of the most dangerous spiders in the world.

The world as we know it would be completely different without the superheroes of (among others) Marvel. Those superheroes have a huge number of fans, including very young children. And that fascination sometimes has serious consequences.

Instead of superpowers …

For example, three young Bolivian children consciously let a spider bite them, because they wanted super powers just like Spider-Man. In the stories of Marvel (and later Sony) they got to know Peter Parker, who suddenly gets super powers through a bite from a radioactive spider.

The brothers, 8, 10 and 12 years old, were herding goats when they suddenly saw a spider. They excited the animal with a stick in such a way that it bit all three of them. What they hadn’t taken into account in their “plan” was that the spider in question was a black widow.

Most of us know that the Black Widow (not to be confused with Black Widow from the well-known Marvel movies and comics) is one of the most dangerous spiders in the world. The animal’s venom is no less than fifteen times more powerful than that of a rattlesnake.

… to the hospital

When the mother found her children crying, she realized that something was wrong. She took the brothers to a local health center, which quickly referred them to a nearby hospital.

The next day, the children sent the fever, chills and muscle pain to a children’s hospital, where they were treated for five days. In the meantime, they would have fully recovered. That writes The New York Post.

Local authorities warn against the impact of media on children. Even though films are often a fantasy, “for children everything is real, films are real”.


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