Man dies after cockroach eating contest

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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:29 pm » by Elnorel


Edward Archbold collapsed and died after scoffing dozens of live insects as part of the event.

30 contestants turned up at Ben Siegel Reptile Store near Miami to take part in the peculiar event which involved eating large quantities of live cockroaches and other critters. Archbold actually won the contest but soon complained of feeling ill before collapsing outside the store. He was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead, authorities are now investigating the cause.

"Unless the roaches were contaminated with some bacteria or other pathogens, I don't think that cockroaches would be unsafe to eat," said entomology professor Michael Adams. The insects used in the contest were taken from domestically bred stock used as food for reptiles.


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Disgusting. And appalling from the health point of view. :vomit:
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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:34 pm » by domdabears


Was it those hissing cockroaches?? Those things are huge!

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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:35 pm » by Elnorel


Dont know, but its friggen gross.
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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:36 pm » by domdabears


That's some Fear Factor stuff.
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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 pm » by Tuor10


There are some seriously dumb past times out there.

Oh....It took place in America.

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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 pm » by The57ironman


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.......they're full of protien... :mrcool:



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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:42 pm » by Tuor10


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.......they're full of protien... :mrcool:



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I'd rather eat a bit of joe blake (stake) for my daily protein intake.

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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:44 pm » by Phoenix rising


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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:54 pm » by domdabears


Tuor10 wrote:There are some seriously dumb past times out there.

Oh....It took place in America.

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Ray Mears and Bear Grylls would slap you for that.
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PostTue Oct 09, 2012 10:56 pm » by Tuor10


Dom Da Bears wrote:
Tuor10 wrote:There are some seriously dumb past times out there.

Oh....It took place in America.

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Ray Mears and Bear Grylls would slap you for that.


I beg to differ. In a survival situation, anything goes; but eating those nasty bugs for fun is plain nasty.


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