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Darth Avlectus 11-27-2012 01:09 AM

MMMMMM. Roaches.
Wouldn't you just *love* to eat some roaches? This guy did...


MIAMI - A Florida man choked to death after downing dozens of live roaches during a contest earlier this year in which the grand prize was a python, an autopsy released Monday concluded.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach died as a result of "asphyxia due to choking and aspiration of gastric contents," according to the report released by the Broward County medical examiner's office.

Lab tests for drugs came back negative. The death has been ruled an accident.

Archbold died after downing the bugs as well as worms in October for the contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami.

Messages left with the store's owner and his attorney were not immediately returned.

Archbold became ill shortly after the contest and collapsed in front of the store. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

About 30 contestants ate the insects, but authorities said none of the other contestants became ill.

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Choking to death on your own puke. Yeah. I really want to be remembered for that.

LDR 11-27-2012 03:52 AM

For a python? Really?

Sabretooth 11-27-2012 03:56 AM

Going out at 32 must seriously suck, this is sad.

Q 11-27-2012 04:21 AM


Lynk Former 11-27-2012 07:44 AM

Cockroaches... not even once.

90SK 11-30-2012 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2823824)
Cockroaches... not even once.

Right? This is pretty grim.

Totenkopf 12-01-2012 01:10 AM


Originally Posted by Q (Post 2823822)


Darth Avlectus 12-01-2012 01:14 AM


Originally Posted by LDR (Post 2823819)

Maybe out of desperation?

Red tail boas can sell for $400-$1600. No joke.

Still, hard to justify. I mean, I've eaten insects before...mind you out in the woods or desert, not in a filthy city. Think lemon ants, worms, june bugs. I can appreciate (however slight) the way people in other countries eat because they necessarily have to.

Cockroaches are a different story. Thankfully I live too high up for them to survive outside. Nasty little things.

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