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[Merged]Man dies after live roach-eating contest


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#1    ozman

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:31 AM


MIAMI (AP) — A contestant in a roach-eating contest who downed dozens of live bugs and worms collapsed and died shortly after winning the contest in South Florida, authorities say.

About 30 contestants ingested 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.

http://www.chron.com...Fla-3929382.php


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for posting this, i cant wait to hear updates on this, Why did he die? and no one else even feel a little bit sick. crazy


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

Wow, Karma strikes!
I hope the organisers are sued and prosecuted.

Edited by Atlantia, 09 October 2012 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

the lesson learnt here is all bugs eaten in moderation

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

What a idiot, I'm sorry to say so bluntly, but he is, actually everyone involved with this are.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

Very sad. Yet unfortunately I can't help picturing his autopsy resembling the scarab beetle scenes from The Mummy.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

Has to be a contender for a Darwin award?


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

Jeez!


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

I don't think I could do this for almost any amount of money.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Why would would to eat a c*** roach.? I can think of a lot better thing to eat.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

when someoen asks me, "Hey Biff! What are you doing on Friday?" I always want to respond, "Eating bugs..." That guy is so luckaaaaaaaaaaay.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

I wouldnt be so quick to judge! Ben and everyone at BSR are great people! This is not the first bug eating competition they have held, this is a annual event. This was just a freak accident that occured. Being a breeder of ball python morphs myself, I was going to compete in the challenge, however, circumstances did not allow as the location was still about 4 hours away from me. Everyone in the competition signed waivers before hand.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:23 PM



Edited by BiffSplitkins, 09 October 2012 - 12:24 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

"I'M WINNING!!!!", Charlie Sheen

Living in the south, we have cockroaches nearly big enough to saddle up and ride off into the sunset and you get used to the little vermin. BUT, the thought of eating one.......??? Thanks, but I'm on a diet.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

I wonder if one somehow perforated his stomach or intestinal lining .That's all I can think of .Unless one had eaten bug poison ,and it released in his stomach when the bug hit the stomach acid .

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