Cockroach-Eating Contest Winner's Cause of Death Remains Unclear

TUESDAY, October 9, 2012 — The champ of a South Florida bug eating challenge passed on not long after expending many live cockroaches and worms, as per the Associated Press.

Edward Archbold, 32, turned out to be sick not long after the challenge finished and crumbled outside the store where the challenge was held, as indicated by a Broward County Sheriff's Office proclamation discharged Monday. He was taken to a neighborhood healing center where he was articulated dead. An examination is being performed to decide the official reason for death.

Thirty others partook in the creepy crawly eating challenge, in which the amazing prize was a python esteemed at $850. None of alternate challengers were sickened.

As indicated by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Web site,"Cockroaches are scroungers. While strolling on ruined nourishment in waste compartments, they get different bacterial creatures on their legs that they can later store on revealed sustenance." So it bodes well that they can possibly influence you to wiped out.

It's conceivable Archbold may have been hypersensitive to the crude bugs, which could have added to his demise. "A few people are adversely affected by eating creepy crawlies," says David George Gordon, writer of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. "Those individuals are generally oversensitive to scavangers like lobsters and crabs, and shrimp. He may have had a hypersensitive response — however we don't know without a doubt."

Gordon says that in spite of the fact that he advocates eating creepy crawlies — his bug eating cookbook incorporates formulas that contain grasshoppers, ants, and insects notwithstanding cockroaches — he's a major adherent to cooking them first.

"Termites are rich in press, crickets rich in calcium — so as a rule, creepy crawlies can be very bravo," he says.

Be that as it may, Gordon alerts against eating crude creepy crawlies, particularly in mass amounts.

"Cockroaches are known to convey parasites — I could never eat a crude cockroach. Regardless of the possibility that they were brought up in sterile conditions, I would be vigilant," he says. "Bugs are a flawlessly substantial sustenance, however making a circumstance like a gross-out challenge is for the most part not a smart thought."

Let us know: Would you ever take part in a crude creepy crawly eating challenge? Have you at any point eaten a bug? (Note: Mobile clients are not ready to remark).

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