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Today in Florida: Man dies after roach-eating contest

But first prize was a python!

[quote]Archbold and several other contestants signed up to eat various types of insects for a chance to win the snake. Archbold was named the winner of the contest, but shortly after complained of a stomach ailment. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Archbold began to throw up the roaches and worms he ate before collapsing in front of the store. He was transported to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead.

by Anonymousreply 3610/09/2012

OH for .........nevermind.

by Anonymousreply 110/08/2012

what a dummy.

by Anonymousreply 210/08/2012

Okay that almost made me throw up.

by Anonymousreply 310/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 410/08/2012

Eww who does that!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 510/08/2012

Me too, r3.

by Anonymousreply 610/08/2012

The visual of him throwing up roaches and worms is gross enough for a horror movie.

by Anonymousreply 710/08/2012

Darwin Award front runner.

by Anonymousreply 810/08/2012

Florida, enough said.

by Anonymousreply 910/08/2012


[quote]Archbold was named the winner of the contest, but shortly after complained of a stomach ailment. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Archbold began to throw up the roaches and worms he ate before collapsing in front of the store.

God, that is so fucking gross.

What killed him, considering that other contestants had no problems. Was one of the insects or worms harboring some toxin, allergic reaction?

Why Archbold, why?

"Next week on Man vs. Food, Adam travels to South Florida for an unconventional challenge"

by Anonymousreply 1010/08/2012

The Roach's Revenge.

by Anonymousreply 1110/08/2012

Chefs, open your baskets...

by Anonymousreply 1210/08/2012

This is such a trippy story. So incredibly weird in many ways.

by Anonymousreply 1310/08/2012

[quote] What killed him?

That's what I was wondering, too. Especially because we're talking insects. You can eat crickets and grasshoppers, so why not roaches and worms?

It's a question I've never wondered about, but are roaches toxic to consume? Interesting.

by Anonymousreply 1410/08/2012

Maybe the roaches got into the arsenic ant baits.

by Anonymousreply 1510/08/2012

Is it possible since they have a chitinous armor and scratchy legs they could have pierced something on the way down?

by Anonymousreply 1610/08/2012

This story bugs me.

by Anonymousreply 1710/08/2012

Roaches do actually have a secretion that some people are allergic to. I heard of an entomologist who could drink mass produced coffee, like Folgers, because stuff like that is stored in huge warehouses where lots of roaches get into the coffee beans. He worked with roaches during his graduate study and the sensitivity turned into a full blown allergy.

by Anonymousreply 1810/08/2012

Well that's turned me off of mass produced coffee R18.

by Anonymousreply 1910/08/2012

I hope it was not G/R/Umpy.

by Anonymousreply 2010/08/2012

R19, have you heard of the most expensive coffee for aficionados is made from beans that have passed through the gut of the civet cat?

by Anonymousreply 2110/08/2012

I would totally think that roaches are toxic since they can dine on practically anything - but if the others came through o.k. it probably was an allergic reaction for him.

This is why you need to do a dry run before any type of competition. It's only sensible.

I might have started with a Ritz, some Cheese Wiz and a roach on top for garnish. As a matter of fact ...

by Anonymousreply 2210/08/2012

R12 Wins!

by Anonymousreply 2310/08/2012

Damn, Damn, DAMN!!!

by Anonymousreply 2410/08/2012

I wish you could smell what I'm smellin Mm, mm, mm You bite the fly, the fly bites back, my man Dayum, dayum, DAY-UM!

by Anonymousreply 2510/08/2012

who the fuck would eat roaches? and who would sponsor a contest where people had to eat roaches? what's next, shards of glass? idiots.

by Anonymousreply 2610/08/2012

Who gets the snake now?

by Anonymousreply 2710/08/2012

R27, I'm guessing the second place finisher, but it really should be the estate of the dead "winner".

by Anonymousreply 2810/08/2012


by Anonymousreply 2910/09/2012

Divine decadence, darling.

by Anonymousreply 3010/09/2012

Roaches are FILTH. No wonder the guy died. His relatives ought the sue whoever put on the stupid contest.

There was some radio contest called "Hold Your Wee for A Wii." The stupid contest went like this: the contestants kept drinking lots of water but anyone who couldn't hold it and went to the bathroom was eliminated. Concerned people called in to say that this was dangerous but the radio guys found it hilarious, saying that the contestants signed a release form, so if anything happened they were off the hook. A woman won the Wii; she died shortly after winning the contest. Although she entered the contest of her own free will, her relatives brought a court case against the radio statiog and won, collecting a huge settlement. Maybe the family of the roach eating guy will do the same.

by Anonymousreply 3110/09/2012

Florida is a cesspool

by Anonymousreply 3210/09/2012

The grossest story I have ever read in the Datalounge. I'm also thinking he was poisoned from DTT or piereced an artery from the legs of the roaches.

by Anonymousreply 3310/09/2012

They do these type of contests in Joe Rogan's "Fear Factor"...the only segment that I can't watch.

Btw, wasn't "Fear Factor" cancelled for the second time for the Donkey semen stunt?

by Anonymousreply 3410/09/2012

Oh, dear! Sorry for my bad spelling...hehe!

by Anonymousreply 3510/09/2012

R27 the competition finished in a dead heat.

by Anonymousreply 3610/09/2012
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