Spider-man would have had a whole new career path if he'd been bitten by the banana spider! Researchers have found the toxin in the venom of the Brazilian wandering spider, or banana spider could cure erectile dysfunction. Who was the guinea pig for this experiment?

The Brazilian wandering spider appears in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's most venomous spider -- that apparently gives you a major chubby.

Scientifically speaking, there's some compound in the venom that releases nitric acid which apparently opens up blood flow to your member. Who signed up to test that? "Sure, I'll volunteer to be injected with a deadly poison to "pitch a tent!" said no one ever!

Scientists used the next best thing to a human test dummy -- rats! They injected the venom into rats that were too old to get it up, and "voila" instant spider-induced full salute!

We're not saying to go out and buy your own pet banana spider just to rise to the occasion, one bite could kill you.

[Newstalk ZB/ONE News]