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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]

If Your 11-Year-Old Asks For A Tattoo, You Should Probably Say No

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A North Carolina woman named Odessa Clay is set to stand trial for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter with a “small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder.” The 30-year-old’s excuse for tattooing her little girl last September? “She asked me to do it,” Clay explained.

Instead of saying, “I’m sorry honey, you’ll have to wait until you’re 18 and it’s legal,” Clay broke out her tattoo gun and inked her daughter herself.  She told police that she thought tattoos for underage children were legal as long as the parent gave consent. Clay blames her arrest on her ex-in-laws who she feels reported her as retaliation for a previous dispute.

I’m sensing a subtle theme here. Well, bad parenting. And refusing to take responsibility for her actions. WORST. [Daily Mail UK]

Consider Your Bachelor Party A Fail If A Stripper Ruptures Your Bladder

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I still don’t understand why bachelor/bachelorette parties need to involve strippers. Can’t everyone just go make pottery or something? Whatever. I guess that’s none of my concern. Here’s a story that will make you think twice about celebrating your last days of singledom with strippers. Back in November of 2012 2010, Philadelphia groom-to-be, Patrick Gallagher, was expecting a grand ol’ time when he purchased the “Bachelor’s Package” at a local strip club. The special bachelor treatment included him joining strippers onstage for a special show. That’s when things went very wrong. Keep reading »

Please, No: Wearing Adult Diapers Is A Trend For Women In Japan

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Japan’s SPA magazine recently published an article called “The Ultimate Form Of Slob,” about the masculinization of women, which appears to be manifesting itself in female “slob” behaviors. This includes slacking on cleanliness in homes, refusing to maintain hairless bodies, and wait for it … wearing diapers to avoid having to take bathroom breaks at work.

One of the 25-year-old “slobs” interviewed in the piece confessed to wearing a diaper to work for the last six months to save her the trouble of having to use the toilet. LIKE, SHE PEES IN HER DIAPER AND SITS IN IT. Apparently, this trend is catching on and some drugstores have started stocking their feminine hygiene sections with lots of adult diapers. Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week To Read

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Dear French Guy Who Buried Himself In A Hole For A Week,

Sometimes life gets really overwhelming, and I want to just, I don’t know, bury myself in a hole with a stack of books and not talk to anyone for a week! Yeah! That’s what I want to do! Do you think that’s crazy? Of course you don’t, because you did exactly that a couple weeks ago, when you descended into a two-foot wide hole dug under a Marseilles bookstore, equipped only with water, freeze-dried food, a headlamp, and some books, and didn’t emerge for seven days. That’s pretty much my life dream. I feel like you and I would have a lot in common. Maybe next time we can share your hole?

That sounds a bit dirtier than I intended, but hey, whatever floats your boat, mon amour.

Xoxo,
Winona

[Oddity Central]

Lick ‘Em Like A Lollipop

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Did Lil’ Wayne know about these humanly lollies when he sang his infamous lyrics, “she licks me like a lollipop?” Maybe instead of wanting to lick the rapper, Wayne’s featured woman would be interested in sucking on some other body parts. Think Geek’s Gory Body Parts set includes four non-genital members, including the watermelon brain, the cherry heart, the apple finger, and the fruit punch eyeball. Just in time for the Halloween festivities, these lollipops will have you at a loss for words.  [$9.99 for all four, Think Geek]

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