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South Florida Man Wins Live Cockroach-Eating Contest, Then Suddenly Dies
AP ^ | October 9, 2012 | SUZETTE LABOY

Posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla.

Roaches

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.

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

The sheriff's office said none of the other contestants fell ill.

"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. He said he has never heard of someone dying after consuming roaches.

"Some people do have allergies to roaches," he added, "but there are no toxins in roaches or related insects."

There was no updated phone number listed for Archbold in West Palm Beach.

"We feel terribly awful," said store owner Ben Siegel, who added that 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."

A statement from Siegel's attorney said all the participants signed waivers "accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest."

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Roach Eating Contest Death

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 at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Archbold, 32, died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday, Oct. 8. Authorities were waiting for results of an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:22 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Top of the world,Ma!


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:26:18 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: DogByte6RER

Roaches are filthy and carry all kinds of diseases. Also who knows what these live roaches did in his stomach.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:26:55 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

File this one under “When Winning is Losing”

Ping


4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:27:01 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

The reason he won was that he swallowed them WHOLE. The losers chewed them first. Think about it.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: DogByte6RER
At least he died doing something he loved.
6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Contest sounds like WC Fields contest - First prize, a week in Philadelphia. 2nd prize, two weeks in Philadelphia.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: DogByte6RER
La cucaracha, la cucaracha...
ya no puede caminar.

8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:31:56 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: DogByte6RER

Hold mah beer and watch this!!


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:34 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: DogByte6RER

Sure-fire Darwin Award Nominee!!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:25 AM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
"At least he died doing something he loved."

Thank you for pointing that out to us. And, I'd like to point out one other thing. Had he known the nutritional value of roaches and what constitutes a normal serving, the outcome might have been different. It seems that our government has, once again, failed us by not providing that information.

11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: All
Python Hmmmmmm ... but whatever happened to the grand prize, the python? Was the snake awarded to the second place finisher? Or, did the python just slither away?
12 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:08 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
The grand prize was a python.

The runner up gets Monty.

13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

that is one contest I would LOSE!!!


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Democrat_media
Roaches are filthy and carry all kinds of diseases.
So do any domestic animal that has been fed from filth.
These are not wild roaches eating garbage from the trash dump.
No one dies from a disease that quickly unless they already have it
BTW roaches are eaten all the time in Asian countries .

Also who knows what these live roaches did in his stomach.

The same thing any roach would do when hit a vat of acid ...die

15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:46:43 AM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“At least he died doing something he loved.”

I laughed and laughed at your comment!

So let me get this straight.
He eats DOZENS of worms and LIVE ROACHES to win a prize, which is a SNAKE?!!!
Definitely a Darwin award winner.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:07 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: davisfh

Maybe he was just trying to follow the first lady’s new nutritional guidelines.

It ended badly.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: Lera

You buy the propaganda that animals can not be bad and that humnans are the problem .This is from the same scientists that brought us the hoax of global warming. guess you belive global warming, Peta, greenpeace. don’t make me laugh.

roaches are filthy, bacteria is ALL around us , EVERYWHERE.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: DogByte6RER

That sudden of a death was probably a heart attack and had nothing to do with what he ate.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:58:32 AM PDT by bgill
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To: DogByte6RER

Pyrrhic victory indeed!


20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This is why I avoid all-you-can-eat roach buffets.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 10:21:50 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Democrat_media; DogByte6RER
Roaches are filthy and carry all kinds of diseases

Yep - I'm guessing these roaches weren't "farm-raised"...

22 posted on 10/09/2012 10:25:52 AM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: DogByte6RER

This reminds me, however, of when our young kids decided to raise Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Once the kids discovered the secret to productivity — let them live in their own accumulated filth — we had about 150 of the big guys, some three inches long.

Unfortunately Dad accidentally left the roach tub outdoors during one of our rare frosts, resulting in a roach catastrophe.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty

I have seen these Madagascar hissing roaches numerous times on display at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park (sic) near where I live.

Unfortunately these hissers are kept behind thick glass in landscaped exhibits.

I take it they really do hiss ... are they loud? Is it a constant hissing? Just wondering.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 10:37:07 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: jonno
Yep - I'm guessing these roaches weren't "farm-raised"...

Actually, they were. According to the article:

The bugs consumed were from an inventory of insects "that are safely and domestically raised in a controlled environment as food for reptiles."

25 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:57 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

How controlled could they be as bacteria is all around us, everywhere? Who controls this a government funded zoo (yes they are so efficient and this article is so truthful/sarcasm).


26 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:15 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. Quantify limited government)
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Next on Michelle Obama's menu plan?


27 posted on 10/09/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Hmmmmmm ... but whatever happened to the grand prize, the python? Was the snake awarded to the second place finisher? Or, did the python just slither away? “

Well, first they had to get the corpse out of the python...


28 posted on 10/09/2012 10:55:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: DogByte6RER

“I don’t think that cockroaches would be unsafe to eat”

On top of that, they are protein-rich! :-)


29 posted on 10/09/2012 10:56:41 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Democrat_media
How controlled could they be as bacteria is all around us, everywhere? Who controls this a government funded zoo (yes they are so efficient and this article is so truthful/sarcasm).

These animals are raised for animal food, and are not fed a diet of garbage. I don't imagine it would be difficult to keep them reasonably free of dangerous death-causing bacteria. I seriously doubt they are government funded.

From the article:

"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. He said he has never heard of someone dying after consuming roaches.

30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:24 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman; jonno

How controlled could these filthy roaches be as bacteria is all around us, everywhere, and these roaches love bacteria? Who controls this a government funded zoo (yes they are so efficient and this article is so truthful/sarcasm)


31 posted on 10/09/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. Quantify limited government)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“At least he died doing something he loved.”

Thanks for the Coke Zero sinus rinse!


32 posted on 10/09/2012 11:00:20 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Maceman
You have no proof for anything you say . Furthermore you quote an AP article. We here at least know the AP is all propaganda and lies. You fail to understand that bacteria is all around us.

You buy the propaganda that animals can not be bad and that humans are the problem .This is from the same scientists that brought us the hoax of global warming. guess you believe global warming, Peta, greenpeace,AP , all these leftist propaganda entities. don’t make me laugh.

roaches are filthy, bacteria is ALL around us , EVERYWHERE.

33 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:15 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. Quantify limited government)
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To: DogByte6RER

File it under culling the herd.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 11:14:07 AM PDT by Americanexpat (�It is going to get even worse now that the)
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To: DogByte6RER

I can’t believe he ate the whoooole thing!


35 posted on 10/09/2012 11:24:51 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: Democrat_media

I think you maybe have a bug/germ phobia. I have been buying rats to feed my daughter’s ball python for years. They are specially raised and humanely killed so that they do not pose an infection risk to the pet reptiles who eat them.

I don’t imagine that it would that difficult to breed and raise cockroaches for pet food in the same manner. You can find them for sale online by Googling “feeder roaches.”


36 posted on 10/09/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: DogByte6RER
A statement from Siegel's attorney said all the participants signed waivers "accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest."

"Unorthodox" is an understatement! Someone should Siegel that cockroaches aren't kosher. (are they?)

37 posted on 10/09/2012 11:35:06 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I am very sorry for the young man who died having fun. He should have been fine and unless he was allergic to cockroaches, I imagine there was an unrelated COD.

Prayers for his family.

As for me, I will continue to have mine with milk and sugar.






38 posted on 10/09/2012 11:38:21 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: DogByte6RER

Just drive to the Everglades. All the free pythons you desire.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: AZLiberty
Unfortunately Dad "accidentally" left the roach tub outdoors during one of our rare frosts, resulting in a roach catastrophe.

You forgot to emphasize the word, 'accidentally'. ;-)

40 posted on 10/09/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There are plans to make this an annual event, once they work the bugs out.


41 posted on 10/09/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DogByte6RER

He doesn’t have Tiger Blood!

TT


42 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: InterceptPoint

oooh they were probably trying to chew their way out of his stomach ugh.......


43 posted on 10/09/2012 12:28:06 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: b4its2late
The runner up gets Monty.

But was it the full Monty?

44 posted on 10/09/2012 1:24:43 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: AZLiberty
Unfortunately Dad accidentally left the roach tub outdoors during one of our rare frosts, resulting in a roach catastrophe.

"Accidently" That is the story he is sticking with?

45 posted on 10/09/2012 1:27:16 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: Democrat_media

Roaches are very hardy, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he died from accumulated poisons built up in the roaches and worms bodies.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by dglang
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To: verga; DogByte6RER; Windflier
Yes, the hissing cockroaches really do hiss, mainly when disturbed. It's definitely audible, about as loud as you can imaging a 3-inch hisser hissing.

As far as leaving the roaches outside, I had put them outside just because I was getting tired of having them in the house. I figured the kids would notice and drag the bin back inside at some point. A week or more passed, however, and then we had a cold snap. By then, I guess, everyone had had enough of the vermin.

A few years later, after moving to another house, we found an ex-cockroach inside an old sofa. This was Bertha (as big as her name), who had gone missing before her siblings met their demise.

47 posted on 10/09/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Democrat_media
You buy the propaganda that animals can not be bad and that humnans are the problem .This is from the same scientists that brought us the hoax of global warming. guess you belive global warming, Peta, greenpeace. don’t make me laugh. roaches are filthy, bacteria is ALL around us , EVERYWHERE.

Lol no I don't buy the propaganda . Did you know that the UN wants us to give up producing beef and replace it with insects ? People all over the world eat insects (I'm not one of them . I happen to like my steak )

Did you happen to look at the roaches ? Have you ever seen a roach like that running around anyone's house or garbage cans ? NOPE cause they are NOT native to the United States . The roach he ate is native to South America . That means it was raised in a lab and fed on fruits and grains . A roach eating garbage and running through filth is going to carry all kinds of bacteria ... one lab raised isn't going to be carrying the same thing .

If you take cows and feed them grain they are safe to eat . If you take cows and feed them sheep parts you get meat that can give you mad cow disease .
Pigs raised on slop have trichinosis , pigs raised in clean pens and fed grain do not .

Ever see a soldier with a Jungle Expert patch ? They had to eat some pretty gross stuff to earn it out in the jungles of Panama .
Ever eat anything with red dye in it ? It's produced in a lab and it comes from a BUG . So if you have ever eaten anything with artificial red coloring you have eaten a bug.

The guy who ate the roach did not die from any bacteria he got from that roach . He died to quickly .
He could have had an allergic reaction to it just as some have reactions to eating a peanut . If he swallowed it whole without killing it there is even the possibility that it could have perforated something on the way down as this genus of roach does burrow (that's his stupidity). Doesn't mean the roach was infected with anything. Is he dumb to eat such things for a contest ? Yes .

48 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: verga

For sure. LOL


49 posted on 10/10/2012 9:08:57 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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