What if a Radioactive Spider Bites You?

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Everyone knows that when you're bitten by a radioactive animal, you get superpowers... right? Kyle weaves a web of facts and math to ensnare the truth in this week's Because Science!

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    Learn more:
    NEUTRON ACTIVATION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_activation
    SPIDER BITE EPIDEMIOLOGY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_bite#Epidemiology
    GLOBAL EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SPIDER BITES: http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2004.71.2.0700239#html_fulltext
    PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SPIDER BITES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathophysiology_of_spider_bites
    POLONIUM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polonium
    A SCARY POLONIUM FACT SHEET: https://www.ems.psu.edu/~radovic/Polonium_specs.pdf
    POLONIUM AS POISON: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2226196/
    ACUTE RADIATION SYNDROME: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acute_radiation_syndrome
    LIST OF MEDICALLY SIGNIFICANT SPIDER BITES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_medically_significant_spider_bites
    THE SURPRISING CAUSE OF MOST SPIDER BITES: https://www.livescience.com/37974-he-surprising-cause-of-most-spider-bites.html
  • Source: https://youtu.be/PFYPtcldJBs


  • Because Science

    Because Science

     6 months ago +1063

    Thanks for watching Super Nerds! Consider this your PSA that spiders are not that bad, and are actually really cool bois -- kH

  • Jonas


     4 hours ago

    Spider Math, Spider Math Radioactive Spider Math! Cartoon theme

  • Asgard Ninja

    Asgard Ninja

     19 hours ago

    They could have changed it to genetics instead of radiation

  • The Famous Hacker

    The Famous Hacker


    Well i have aracnophobia, so... its not really my fault

  • Oliver Kiernan

    Oliver Kiernan


    omg that australian accent killed me

  • NearDustySoda


     2 days ago +1

    Maybe Somehow The Spider transferred It's DNA Into Peter Parker Somehow...

    Maybe The Radiation Broke Down some of The Spider's Web Throwing DNA, Wall climbing DNA, and Maybe Spidey Senses and They All gathered up into The Spiders Fangs and was Ready To Bite, or Transfer The DNA in Peter.

  • Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

     2 days ago

    So that time i got bit by a huntsman because i picked it up was my fault i call bs

  • WhiteStormPegasus


     2 days ago

    My older brothers friend (who lives in Australia) nearly died from a spider bite. He was lucky enough to have noticed soon enough to call for an ambulance. (He passed out soon after)

  • r i t t e r

    r i t t e r

     4 days ago +1

    "Spiders don't want to bite us"

    laughs in australian

  • Charlie Lucas

    Charlie Lucas

     4 days ago

    “You are not waking up with nerd abs after this...” I’m dying!! 🤣😂

  • MuffinMakinJew


     4 days ago

    The question should be if the spider was in the way of the ray, allowing it to bite Peter, why the fuck was Peter inside the room that the radiation producing rays were pumping out literal death? The machinery producing all that radiation should be behind shielding. Lol it would either do nothing if it bit you, or in the words of Deadpool, it would give you the power of unbridled cancer

  • Dawson


     5 days ago

    1 year ago, a moth came into my house
    I took the broom and smacked it with the Handle... it didn’t work

  • Niklas Hall

    Niklas Hall

     6 days ago

    This guy is great. So funny, so entertaining and so sciency.

  • David Burgin

    David Burgin

     7 days ago

    From someone who did not get antivenom for a black widow bite, you'll have a hot goose egg at the bite, every joint in your body will hurt like hell as your head spins. You'll be really f'ed up, like I hope I keep breathing f'ed. God bless America and crippling health cost. I did find it dead in my sheets two days later. I had tried to kill it b4 I went to sleep and it slipped out the bent window screen, then back in later to roll over on apparently. I was 20 at the time and knew I would not die. I stayed on a friend's couch the next day saying don't call an ambulance unless I stop breathing I can't afford it.

  • McModd Maker

    McModd Maker

     7 days ago

    Me: watches spiderman 2002
    sees radioactive spider bits Peter and become spiderman
    Me:Runs so quick to our neighborhood that have spiders
    gets bitten by radioactive
    Me:I'm spiderman
    Neighborhood: that's not radioactive it's black widow spider
    Me:holy sh*t I'm dead

  • Jade Pflug

    Jade Pflug

     7 days ago

    A daddy long legs is not a spider?? Whaaaaat??🧠💣💥

  • Stan Shatter

    Stan Shatter

     7 days ago

    Cancer spider, that's totally safe😂😂😂!! 3 Gy

  • The Vault The Official Channel

    The Vault The Official Channel

     7 days ago

    Cards Against Humanity: Getting bitten by a radioactive spider 🕷 and fighting leukaemia for 30 years.

  • Alex Janoher

    Alex Janoher

     7 days ago

    7:01 it looks like the spider is wearing clout goggles

  • Raptor CC

    Raptor CC

     7 days ago +1


    For fixing misinformation, it was hundreths not hundreds.