I call bullshit on this calling of bullshit.
There are 7.046 billion (7,046,000,000) people on the planet right now. That times three spiders per person gives 21138000000 spiders per year.
21138000000/365.4 = 57,848,932.7 spiders per day.
57,848,932.7/24 = 2,410,372.2 spiders per hour.
2,410,372.2/60 = 40172.9 spiders per minute.
40172.9/60 = 669.5 spiders per second.
Now, obviously this is an unreasonable number of spiders to eat in the usual fashion! However, it is possible to make flour from insects, and consume your spiders that way.
Assume a spider weighs about 0.003 to 0.005 grams (which is the average weight of a spider, I am unsure whether Spiders Georg’s spiders are above, below, or at average). There are about 236.6 grams in one cup, which would mean that it would take approximately 78,866.7 spiders to make one cup of spider flour. A loaf of bread uses approximately 5 cups of flour, or 394,333.3 spiders. So this method would require him to consume 6 loaves of bread per hour.
Considering that the world record for eating one slice of bread is about 10 seconds, and there are 20-30 slices in one loaf of bread, at top speed it would take 200-300 seconds or between 3.3 and 5 minutes to eat one loaf.
Therefore, to eat his daily spider allotment would take Spiders Georg approximately 12 hours using this method. (6 loaves per hour * 24 hours per day= 144 loaves * 5 min per loaf = 720 minutes/60 min per hour) Totally doable.
Okay, but you’ve both missed the key phrase in the original — statistical error.
If Spiders Georg eats 10,000 spiders per day and the sample size of the survey was 3,333 people — one of whom was Spiders Georg — observed over a period of one day, that would result in roughly 10,000 spiders eaten by 3,333 people every day, which would in fact average to each person eating an average of three spiders per day.
Now, obviously, the original factoid/post said three spiders per year, rather than day, so let’s look at that: over the course of one year, assume Spiders Georg eats roughly 365,000 spiders. With a sample size of 121,667 people, one of whom, again, is Spiders Georg, we have 365000/121667, which is in fact roughly three spiders per person per year.
Therefore, assuming the original study had a sample size of approximately 121,667 people, including Spiders Georg, and each was observed over the course of one year, Spiders Georg can in fact eat roughly 10,000 spiders per day and the original poster would be correct.
Incidentally, 10,000 spiders per day is approximately seven spiders every minute if eaten at consistent intervals, but it does seem fairly reasonable to assume he can eat more than one at a time, and with a steady supply that could theoretically be quite doable.