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When Winning Is Losing: Man Dies After Winning Roach Eating Contest

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File under: Another Unfortunate Florida Story. (The file is getting thick, FYI.) A man in West Palm Beach, Florida, died after winning a roach eating contest. Edward Archbold, 32, ate more roaches and worms than any other contestant in the contest, held at a local reptile store (again, only in Florida). Archbold (pictured) ate 20 creepy crawlies, but before he could claim his prize — a python from owner Ben Siegal — Archbold began vomiting. Archobold then collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. “He seemed like kind of a wild guy – he was wearing a bandanna, wrist bands and a shirt that said ‘Event Staff,’” said Siegal. “He was brought there by his friend, and he was trying to win the snake for him.”

The roaches the contestants ate were discoid roaches, which are apparently eaten by people around the world. “They’re clean — raised for exotic pet feed,” Siegel said. “We sell expensive animals, and these bugs are perfectly safe.” Around 30 people participated in the contest, but Archbold was the only one to become ill. According to the store’s attorney, all contest participants were  “entirely aware of what they were doing” and “signed thorough waivers accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest.” [Miami Herald]

Want To Eat Dinner With Bella And Edward?

OK, I’ll admit that the Twilight obsession has officially gone too far. [The Robert Pattinson panties didn't do it? -- Editor] Personally, I’m a total sucker (heh) for the whole vampire trend. I read all of the Twilight books, saw the first movie, and recently fell in love with “The Vampire Diaries.” Whatever — the trend will end at some point. In the meantime, I’m enjoying my vampy entertainment. But now a couple, Annette and Tim Root of Forks, WA, decided to cash in on the obsession by launching a restaurant in the town where the books are set. Crossing the line much? It will be named Volterra, after the Italian city where the Volturi vampires live and so far it’s set to open next spring. What’s on the menu, considering vampires only eat blood? Appropriately, steak will be served (the rarer the better I’m sure) along with seafood options. Huh. What’s next, a glimmer charm school? [Eater] Keep reading »

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