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Old 10-08-2012, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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A couple years ago I would have been shocked to read a story like this, but since living in FL, well...

Grand prize was a python. What's one more python that will eventually be dumped in the Everglades? We already have thousands.

Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla. - Yahoo! News
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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So, the roaches checked in and the guy checked out ....eewww....
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:04 AM
 
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Apparently it's completely safe to eat roaches as long as they aren't carrying any weird bacteria or something. These roaches were raised in clean conditions by the pet store.

It'll be interesting to see what the autopsy shows..... maybe he had a roach allergy he didn't know about....
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Apparently it's completely safe to eat roaches as long as they aren't carrying any weird bacteria or something. These roaches were raised in clean conditions by the pet store.

It'll be interesting to see what the autopsy shows..... maybe he had a roach allergy he didn't know about....
Anyone who would participate in such a contest has problems, IMO. Am willing to bet most of these people don't live the healthiest lifestyles. What an utterly gross thing to do....
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Anyone who thinks this type of behavior is funny or a good choice has way more wrong than anyone knows. I dislike bugs around my home and outside and I cannot even imagine eating any bugs let alone roaches and worms........ewe
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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A couple years ago I would have been shocked to read a story like this, but since living in FL, well...
Agreed!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Anyone who would participate in such a contest has problems, IMO. Am willing to bet most of these people don't live the healthiest lifestyles. What an utterly gross thing to do....
People in developing countries eat insects and apparently they are considered to be a lean source of protein

The Benefits of Eating Insects - WSJ.com
Food of the future: insects?? | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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Though it is true that intentionally eating insects is common only in developing countries, everyone already eats some amount of insects. The average person consumes about a pound of insects per year, mostly mixed into other foods. In the U.S., most processed foods contain small amounts of insects, within limits set by the Food and Drug Administration. For chocolate, the FDA limit is 60 insect fragments per 100 grams. Peanut butter can have up to 30 insect parts per 100 grams, and fruit juice can have five fruit-fly eggs and one or two larvae per 250 milliliters (just over a cup). We also use many insect products to dye our foods, such as the red dye cochineal in imitation crab sticks, Campari and candies. So we're already some of the way there in making six-legged creatures a regular part of our diet.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Great, another national source of embarrassment. Cue up Letterman, Leno, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show....I seriously don't get how this state winds up with all the weirdos and not states like Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi????
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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He died doing what he loved.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Great, another national source of embarrassment. Cue up Letterman, Leno, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show....I seriously don't get how this state winds up with all the weirdos and not states like Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi????
You're embarrassed because some guy entered a contest at a store and died?
That could have happened in any state....it has nothing to do with it being in Florida.
Reptile shops are located all over the nation and those feeder insects are raised in many states.
"Weirdos" are everywhere.
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