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

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:23 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

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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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:55 AM

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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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:32 AM
delan's avatar

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:01 PM

Apparently in Illinois too, delan.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:23 PM
bjames's avatar

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:12 PM
rollergator's avatar

I voted for Pat Buchanan? ;~O

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:18 PM

Delan lives in Illinois too?

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