Though bananas are frequently populated by terrifying spiders, this one is probably CGI.
Don't get me wrong. You should still be very, very afraid of bananas and spiders and spiders jumping out of bananas and into your mouth and starting a family inside you, then kicking their way out through your belly button. These are all very reasonable fears you should have. But if this particular video isn't fake, I'll eat a spider!
First of all, it was originally posted by a man named Kaleb Lechowski, who is a German special effects wizard. The issue is being hotly contested on YouTube. Normally, trying to find sense, logic, or reason in YouTube comments is like combing through a pile of dog excrement looking for a bite of chocolate ice cream, but "Average Joe" makes a good point:
Yes. (via YouTube)
Most of the people insisting this is fake suggest that Lechowski put a slit in the banana, shoved an angry spider inside and waited for nature to take it's course. I'm not an entomologist, but that just sounds like it would lead to a dead spider. It's far more likely that a talented CGI guy would fabricate a video that brings some attention his abilities. It's animation, people!
He had good reason to think this would go viral. Remember that spider in the ear vid that made you scream last month?
Cool trick, bro, thanks for the pants pissing night terrors. (via Bruce Bannit)
I would not call it a hoax. More a clever demonstration of my skills! https://t.co/Xv76G4mF7d— Bruce Branit (@branitfx) June 1, 2015
It's only a matter of time before we get the "big reveal" that this is fake, but until then enjoy the creepy thrill of imagining a spider dancing down your throat along with your daily dose of potassium. Yum, yum, yum!