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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Are these people even sane? And for a snake for crying out loud, no money to the winner.
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(CNN) -- A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Edward Archbold was among 20 to 30 contestants participating in Friday night's "Midnight Madness" event at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

The participants' goal: consume as many insects and worms as they could to take home a $850 python.

Archbold swallowed roach after roach, worm after worm. While the store didn't say exactly how many Archbold consumed, the owner told CNN affiliate WPLG that he was "the life of the party."

"He really made our night more fun," Ben Siegel told the station.

Soon after the contest was over, Archbold fell ill and began to vomit, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

A friend called for medical help. Then, Archbold himself dialed 911, the store said in a Facebook post.

Eventually, he fell to the ground outside the store, the sheriff's office said. An ambulance took him to North Broward Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Broward Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and are awaiting test results to determine the cause of his death.

No other contestant fell ill, the sheriff's office said.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Another feel-good story out of Florida I see.


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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

When you do sick things like this you have to guess something can go wrong, still sad thought.

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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

I'm not surprised this took place in Florida.

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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Darwinism at work.

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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

You could say he had a pretty bad stomach bug.
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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

At least he died happy
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Fucking disgusting.

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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

Dafuq did i just read.

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Re: Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

I can't believe I live here sometimes. What a backwards state.
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