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This is really in bad taste

The winner of a cockroach-eating contest in Florida has died shortly after eating dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said.
About 30 contestants ate the insects during a contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.


Edward Archbold, 32, became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement.


He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are waiting for results of a port-mortem examination to determine a cause of death.


None of the other contestants became ill, the sheriff's office said.
"We feel terribly awful," said store owner Ben Siegel, who added that Mr Archbold did not appear to be sick before the contest.


"He looked like he just wanted to show off and was very nice," Mr Siegel said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party".


Mr Siegel added that Archbold was selling the exotic prize to a friend who took him to the contest.


A statement from Mr Siegel's lawyer said all the participants signed waivers "accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest".


The bugs consumed were from an inventory of insects "that are safely and domestically raised in a controlled environment as food for reptiles".
Michael Adams, professor of entomology at the University of California at Riverside, said he had never heard of someone dying after eating cockroaches.


"Unless the roaches were contaminated with some bacteria or other pathogens, I don't think that cockroaches would be unsafe to eat," he said.


"Some people do have allergies to roaches, but there are no toxins in roaches or related insects."


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...t-8203139.html
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Old 09.10.2012, 12:35
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The winner of a cockroach-eating contest in Florida has died shortly after eating dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said.
[LEFT]About 30 contestants ate the insects during a contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

You'd think that after the contest, the winner would be pretty full and then they'd have to face eating a whole python. It doesn't bare thinking about.
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He ate them raw, which is always a bad idea. They're much better stir-fried: Recipe here.
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Old 09.10.2012, 13:14
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Re: This is really in bad taste

I was thinking, maybe he swallowed them whole and they chewed up his insides? I figure if you eat such a quantity, stomach acids wouldn't necessarily have had a chance to take care of things yet.

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Maybe he should have eaten a few things that eat cockroaches also.
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"He looked like he just wanted to show off and was very nice," Mr Siegel said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party".
Clearly he wasn't. Anyone feel that this should be a compulsory part of X-Factor auditions?
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Old 09.10.2012, 14:26
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Re: This is really in bad taste

I always used to hate to be the one who ended up with the 'roach.
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Old 09.10.2012, 17:45
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Authorities are waiting for results of a port-mortem examination to determine a cause of death.
oh me me me ... was it something he ate, maybe?
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Re: This is really in bad taste

I saw this on the news too, maybe he didn't bite each one in half or chew them first (just to kill them). Not sure what happens when so many are alive inside you crawling, biting trying to get out. What is a snake like that worth anyway? I know he paid too much but just wondering for real what they go for.
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Re: This is really in bad taste

Have you ever seen a mexican hat dance,they killing Cockroaches

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Kfc has copied the formula http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle3980929.ece
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Re: This is really in bad taste

When I was in Singapore, eating lunch with a colleague, I saw he had what looked like a worm in his chicken soup. He shrugged and said here we eat ALL the animal. This was relevant as there are no sausages there.

I thought long and hard about what I had seen in his soup and then I realised it was the yellow skin of the chicken's claw foot!
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