Six Flags Great America suspends cockroach-eating contest after Florida death

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Six Flags Great America in Gurnee has suspended its seasonal cockroach-eating contest, in response to reports of a man’s death after a similar competition at a Florida pet store. The 32-year-old man reportedly collapsed last week after eating dozens of roaches and worms during a contest to win a python at a pet store in Deerfield Beach, according to the Associated Press.

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10:1 the guy didn't chew all if many of the cockroaches so they were still whole and kicking while inside of him...yeah, I'm not thinking any more about that.

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delan's avatar

Ugh......only in Florida, the nation's silliest state (And yes I live here)

Apparently in Illinois too, delan.

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Am I a bad person for having lol'd at the Florida story?

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I voted for Pat Buchanan? ;~O

Delan lives in Illinois too?

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