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Thread: Man Dies After Winning Cockroach Eating Contest

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    Man Dies After Winning Cockroach Eating Contest


    In this frame grab made from video on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, and provided by John-Patrick McNown, Edward Archbold celebrates winning a roach-eating contest


    MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

    Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released Monday. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities were waiting for results of an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

    "Unless the roaches were contaminated with some bacteria or other pathogens, I don't think that cockroaches would be unsafe to eat," said Michael Adams, professor of entomology at the University of California at Riverside, who added that he has never heard of someone dying after consuming roaches. "Some people do have allergies to roaches," he said, "but there are no toxins in roaches or related insects."
    None of the other contestants became ill, the sheriff's office said.

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    He survives in this world for 32 years and then goes and does something like that which prob killed him. He better have been a religious man



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    Which BEGS the question........

    Who actually WINS a roach eating contest?



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    Oh Dovahkin, this is a perfect way to get rid of poor people. Let them eat roaches I say!
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    In some countries, roaches are a staple of their diet. Let's hold off on judgement until our resident third-world citizen chimes in ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFinz View Post
    Which BEGS the question........

    Who actually WINS a roach eating contest?

    In this case?

    The roaches.

    Thanks Shifty!

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