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Man Dies (But Wins Python!) After Gobbling Roaches and Worms

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KJIM, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    "Man Dies After Roach-eating Contest"

    Darwin rules.
  2. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Re: Headline I didn't need to read at breakfast

    You should wake up later.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Headline I didn't need to read at breakfast


    The money quote. I find it ridiculous. Some of you might be sick. You're warned.

  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: Headline I didn't need to read at breakfast

    It'll probably come out he was poisoned. There are some stout roach poisons on the market and some even stouter roaches who developed resistance and suck it down like sweet tea.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    (CNN) -- A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

    Edward Archbold was among 20 to 30 contestants participating in Friday night's "Midnight Madness" event at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

    The participants' goal: consume as many insects and worms as they could to take home a $850 python.
    Archbold swallowed roach after roach, worm after worm. While the store didn't say exactly how many Archbold consumed, the owner told CNN affiliate WPLG that he was "the life of the party."

    "He really made our night more fun," Ben Siegel told the station.

  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    D to the B

  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Well, I did a quick search, but it didn't catch it.
  8. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    At least he died doing what he loved.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, we'll see how much fun you have when his family sues you.
  10. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    The other linked story makes it very clear everyone signed waivers. It's kind of funny how the police say, "the first thing that came up in our investigation." lol, they must have had the lawyers on standby.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I think he died doing what no one loves.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    That won't keep an ambulance chaser from talking the family into fiing a suit. This going to cost the store owner one way or another.
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