World's Unluckiest Man Gets Penis Bit By Venomous Spider For Second Time


There's unlucky, then there's bit-on-the-penis-by-a-redback-spider unlucky.

This is the latter.

A 21-year-old man was using a portable toilet when he got attacked by the venomous spider in Australia on Tuesday.

The same thing happened to him pretty much in the exact same spot only five months ago.

This incident took place on a building site in Sydney.


The man, known as Jordan, told the BBC,

I'm the most unlucky guy in the country at the moment. I was sitting on the toilet doing my business and just felt the sting that I felt the first time. I was like, "I can't believe it's happened again." I looked down and I've seen a few little legs come from around the rim.


Jordan said he's super concerned about using portable toilets since the last bite, but thought it was a good time to go because they'd just been cleaned. He continued,

After the first time it happened I didn't really want to use one again. Toilets got cleaned that day and I thought it was my opportunity to go use one. Had a look under both seats and then I sat down did my business. Next thing you know, I'm bent over in pain.

He was taken to the hospital, treated and discharged later that day.

Jordan is due to be back to work soon. But as for doing a number two on site, he added he'll probably wait until he gets home. He said,

I think I'll be holding on for dear life to be honest.
Laurence Grayson

Redback spiders (above) are closely related to black widows. They're often confused because of their similar red markings.

A redback bite can cause immense pain, vomiting and, in some cases, death.

However, death by redback is rare since the development of antivenom.

Citations: BBC