People eating bugs alive has something going for it... experts are still trying to figure out what that is, but there's definitely something. Gross insect eaters reign in infamy on the internet, where they come to share their culinary adventures: scorpions, cockroaches, black widows; you name it, they ate it. But insects make up only a fraction of live animals consumed online. Some people have been known to dabble in rodents, fish, or even reptiles.
While many of them are out for a quick 15 minutes of fame, there are those who seem to be spurred by nothing more than sadistic pleasure. Whatever their motivations, the people who ate creepy crawlers deserve at least quick look, and maybe a change in their diets.
This Baby Rat Eater Has PETA Hot On His Tail
It takes a certain type of person to eat a baby rat on camera. You know, the type of person you'd want to avoid. This man fits that description, and the rat guts he sends flying towards the audience stands as gruesome evidence.
Understandably, PETA feels this man should be committed for the sake of the community. In their eyes, his lack of empathy is a sign of antisocial behavior that could take a turn for bigger and more violent crimes.
A Cockroach-Eating Competition Turns Deadly
Edward Archbold looked poised to win it all at a bug-eating competition in South Florida. At one point, he devoured so many cockroaches at a time that he swallowed some whole. When it was all said and done, he cleared a bucket of roaches and over 60 grams of meal worms (35 three-inch monsters to be exact).
The prize of an ivory ball python (worth about $850) seemed to be his for the taken. He planned on giving it to his friend as a present, but never got the chance. Minutes after the contest wrapped, Archbold collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. There, he was pronounced dead–the cause of death being asphyxiation.
Seafood Fights Back
When this young lady tried to eat a live octopus in Korea, she came to realize how much eating seafood can suck, literally; the octopus grips onto her face, refusing to go down smoothly. Normally sannakji, as it's called locally, is cut into smaller, more manageable pieces. But people who consume it that way aren't trying to make viral videos.
Eating Live Animals Is A Talent?
On the Chinese show similar to America's Got Talent, one guest's talent stemmed from her penchant to eat live animals as part of her regular diet. In her most infamous public showcase, she tore into a snake, chasing down its bloody flesh with a beer. But she's also been known to devour other live critters like pigeons, eels, and bull frogs.
In her own words, “I don't discriminate.” There are more than a few animals out there who definitely wish she did.