Man Dies After Winning Roach-Eating Contest

mr. sin

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http://news.sky.com/story/995153/man-dies-after-winning-roach-eating-contest


The winner of a cockroach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms.
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, became ill shortly after the competition ended and collapsed in front of the shop, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office statement released on Monday.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are waiting for results of an post-mortem 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.
"Some people do have allergies to roaches but there are no toxins in roaches or related insects."
None of the other contestants became ill, the sheriff's office said.
"We feel terribly awful," said shop owner Ben Siegel, who added that Mr Archbold did not appear to be sick before the contest.
"He looked like he just wanted to show off and was very nice," Siegel said, adding that Archbold was "the life of the party".
 
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justifyyourgarb

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He ate roaches, and the only prize was a fucking snake?
Good.
 

Gorilla Pimp

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Should have took his talents to fear factor instead of some local shit for no cash.... I wonder what the cause of death ends up being. My guess is an allergy.
 

gleet

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Should have took his talents to fear factor instead of some local shit for no cash.... I wonder what the cause of death ends up being. My guess is an allergy.
My guess is shame.

Who gets the snake?
 

BIV

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My guess is shame.

Who gets the snake?
I got a snake.
One time, I fed him some beer.
He was sleethering this way and that.
It was all fucked up!!
 
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Yum...

Cockroaches can cause 2 potentially serious health problems. First, they may provoke allergic reactions (3). Second, they have been suggested as possible vectors of multidrug-resistant pathogens. In particular, cockroaches that live and breed in hospitals have higher bacterial loads than cockroaches in the community (46). Up to 98% of “nosocomial” cockroaches may carry medically important microorganisms on their external surfaces or in their alimentary tracts (49) and may disseminate these microorganisms by fecal–oral transmission.

Cockroaches are capable of harboring Escherichia coli (6,7), Enterobacter spp. (6,8,9), Klebsiella spp. (6,7,9), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (6,9), Acinetobacter baumannii (2), other nonfermentative bacteria (7,9), Serratia marcescens (7,9), Shigella spp. (6), Staphylococcus aureus (6,7), group A streptococci (6,7,9), Enterococcus spp. (6,7), Bacillus spp. (7), various fungi (68), and parasites and their cysts (6). An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit was attributed to cockroaches (2). Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis did not distinguish organisms from the insects from those colonizing infants or causing clinical disease (2). Unlike other investigators, we did not cultivate the cockroaches (6,9).
From the CDC...
 

Myhairygrundle

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Good riddance. That autopsy should be a hoot with all the roaches running out of his belly and onto the table. I bet a few survived and are still alive. Heck, you can squish one and think it might be dead and the little fucker will just run off.

Lawsuit filed in 3...2.....1...
 

gleet

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From the CDC...In particular, cockroaches that live and breed in hospitals have higher bacterial loads than cockroaches in the community (46).
In the community? What a sick racist fuck you are.
 

UrsusHorribilis

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Wait!...maybe someone was trying to kill one of the cockroaches by poisoning him/her/it, and this loser was an unintended victim!
 

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More importantly....why or how does a professor of bugs NOT know if roaches can be deadly????