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Don’t Worry! Beanie Babies are NOT Hatching Spiders

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Circulating report claims that Beanie Baby stuffed toys made in the 90s were filled with spider eggs and that these eggs are finally hatching their horde of baby brown recluse spiders. 

Brief Analysis

At first glance, this circulating story and its featured picture may chill the hearts of the spider-challenged everywhere. But, relax, it is just a humour piece from the satirical website ClickHole. Your old stuffed toys are not about to erupt with a mass of terrifying critters anytime soon.

Example

’90s Kids Rejoice! The Spider Eggs They Used To Fill Beanie Babies Are Finally Hatching!

If you were obsessed with Beanie Babies in the ’90s, get ready to fall in love all over again, because the spider eggs they used to fill your favorite Beanies are beginning to hatch!

Beanie Baby Hatching Spiders

 

Detailed Analysis

According to a report that is going viral via social media, your much-loved Beanie Baby toys that you kept from the ’90s may have a hidden surprise.

Supposedly, the Beanie Babies were actually filled with spider eggs and these eggs are now beginning to hatch their hordes of baby brown recluse spiders. The report claims that each Beanie Baby was stuffed with around 6000 spider eggs. 
The story features a photograph of a Beanie Baby swarming with tiny arachnids.

If you have a fear of spiders, as does this writer, then the story and accompanying image may fill you with a degree of dread.

But, there is no need for trepidation and it is still safe to drag out your old Beanie Babies. Not surprisingly, the story is just a humour piece produced by ClickHole, a satirical and entertainment website fathered by famous online satire site The Onion.

ClickHole includes the following explanation on its About Page:

Let’s be honest: Today, the average website carelessly churns out hundreds of pieces of pandering, misleading content, most of which tragically fall short of going viral. At ClickHole, we refuse to stand for this. We strive to make sure that all of our content panders to and misleads our readers just enough to make it go viral.

So, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Spiders will not be oozing from our stuffed toys anytime soon.

Beanie Baby


Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer