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Tesco shopper finds deadly spider in bananas whose bite could give a man a four hour erection

The spider's bite can give a man a four hour erection

Horror: Maria believes the creepy crawly she found was the deadly Brazilian Wandering Spider

A mum had the fright of her life when she discovered a rare and deadly spider hiding in a bunch of supermarket bananas – whose venom can give a man a four hour erection.

Maria Layton, 43, opened the bag of fruit she bought from Tesco to find they were infested with eggs which she believes are from the Brazilian Wandering Spider – the most deadly in the world.

She searched Google and found out the species is deadly and its venom can kill a human in just two hours, but can also give male victims a painful four-hour erection.

As soon as Maria spotted the cocoon the spiders started to hatch so she quickly put them in a sealed container in the freezer and called Tesco customer services.

The spider’s venom is currently being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.

SWNS The banana complete with erection giving spiders found by shopper Maria Layton

Hatching: The bananas carried eggs from the deadly spider ready to hatch

Mother-of-two Maria went to open the bag for her eldest daughter Siri, six, but noticed there was something strange on the side of one of the bananas, which had been imported from Costa Rica.

The full-time mum said: “My husband bought the bananas from Tesco, they had been in the house a whole day before I ripped the bag open.

“Siri asked for a banana. The first banana had a funny bit on it, so I got another one for her and that was when I found the massive spider cocoon.

“There was a spider web on the other bananas too.

“I recognised it because I remembered seeing a news story about them, so when I saw the cocoon it rang a bell and I thought I should check it so I Google’d it.

“I went through the images and there was an image which looked very similar to mine.

“I was so scared – I don’t like spiders at the best of times, but have read about the Brazilian Wandering Spiders – and was very frightened about the potential threat.

“The spider cocoon started to unfurl so I put it in a sealed box and put it in the freezer as I read that that is supposed to kill them.”

Getty Brazilian Wandering Spider

Rare: The venomous wandering spider which Maria Layton identified from Google

“I’m glad it was me rather than Siri that opened the bananas, I think the spiders are more likely to bite small children rather than older people,” she added.

The Brazilian Wandering Spider are mainly active during the night, and walk across the jungle floor.

But during the day they hide inside banana plants hence the nickname ‘banana spider’.

Maria Layton lives in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, and her husband bought the bananas from a branch of Tesco in Pontardawe in South Wales.

Shocked by her discovery, and the threat to her and her children – Siri, six, and Phoebe, three, Maria contacted Tesco customer services.

Tesco said that Maria should bring the bananas, deadly spiders and all, back to the store so that the bar code could be scanned and her money refunded.

Maria said: “Tesco were a bit useless, I was really concerned about the possibility of this dangerous spider and spider eggs in my house and really wanted some helpful advice on how to act.

“I wasn’t sure if other spiders or eggs had escaped when I ripped the bag open.

“I posted the picture on Tesco Facebook page and they told me to send the wrapper in so they could get the bar-code to refund me.”

SWNS The banana complete with erection giving spiders found by shopper Maria Layton

Refund: Tesco told shopper Maria Layton to take the fruit back to the store

“I was shocked, they failed to see the potential threat to me and my family and thought I was only interested in having a pound or so back,” the mum added.

“I called Food Standards but they said it wasn’t anything to do with them, I called Trading Standards but they were shut.

“I spent an hour-and-a-half ringing round trying to get some help – while I had this potentially killer spider in the house.”

A spokesperson for Tesco said: “We’ve apologised to Mrs Layton and offered a gesture of goodwill.

“We’ve asked her to return the product to our store so we can conduct a full investigation.”

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Why has Tesco shampoo turned my dog pink?

Twitter user @Adamstone341 winds up Tesco by claiming their shampoo turned his dog pink

Twitter user @Adamstone341 winds up Tesco by claiming their shampoo turned his dog pink

A dog owner left the world of Twitter tickled pink when he played a colourful prank on Tesco.

The man, known only as Adam, sent the supermarket giant a tweet saying he had a complaint about one of their products.

And he followed it up with a picture of his Labrador, its fur a garish shade of pink.

Hi @Tesco I’ve got a serious problem with one of your products I’ve recently purchased.

— Adam (@Adamstone341) January 5, 2015

That was accompanied by a shot of the store’s own brand Dog Shampoo with Adam asking: “Why on earth has your shampoo turned my dog pink?”

Bosses at the supermarket giant at first seemed confused, asking him to return the product with his receipt to the store he bought it from so they could investigate

However, a spokesman confirmed it was a wind-up and say they had been tickled by the prank which has so far been retweeted 14,000 times.

‘@Tesco Yes why on earth has your shampoo turned my dog pink? pic.twitter.com/VDlUDfdxt4

— Adam (@Adamstone341) January 5, 2015

It was also a hit with fellow twitter users.

One said: “To be fair he looks quite pleased with his new look.”

Another remarked: “It makes me so sad this isn’t real.”

@Adamstone341 That’s most concerning Adam, if you can return the product to store with your receipt we’ll investigate. Thanks, Dan.

— Tesco (@Tesco) January 5, 2015

A Tesco spokesman said: “This is certainly is a hair raising hoax.

“Tesco pet care sensitive dog shampoo is a great product and we can guarantee it’ll leave your pooch looking pretty but definitely not in pink.”

The store’s own Twitter accounts are well known for their own horseplay on the social networking site.

In October 2012 they had a well publicised ‘tweet-off’ with the phone company O2.

And last March they trolled the beleaguered Manchester United manager at the time, David Moyes, saying he “wouldn’t fit in” at the company as they were “award winners.”

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Tesco Apologises After A Boy Found A Condom In His Cornflakes

So. We all know cornflakes are a splendid breakfast option.

Tesco Has Apologised After A Little Boy Found A Condom In His Cornflakes

Unless something goes wrong in the production process.

Tesco Has Apologised After A Little Boy Found A Condom In His Cornflakes

Which is what had happened when a boy poured out some Tesco Cornflakes from a store in Barnstable and found a CONDOM in them.

Which is what had happened when a boy poured out some Tesco Cornflakes from a store in Barnstable and found a CONDOM in them.

Here’s the letter of apology.

Apparently his bowl was quickly snatched away by his uncle’s fiancée before he could look too closely, but it didn’t stop him asking some pretty awkward questions.

She told the North Devon Journal:

He started screaming and there was lots of commotion. I asked him what was wrong and told him to calm down and eat his cereal. Then I looked down and saw something shiny in the bowl. I picked out what I thought was packaging and to my horror it was a condom. … I don’t want people to think I am after money, but they told me in Tesco this is the worst thing they had found.

The Bath Chronicle quoted a spokesperson for Tesco as saying:

We set ourselves very high standards for the safety and quality of our products. Our suppliers have conducted a full investigation and we have provided the woman with a gesture of goodwill.

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