Monday, September 25, 2006

Roach Eating Contest



Yes this buggy story is true. Six Flags Great America is offering visitors of its Halloween-themed FrightFest a chance to get out of waiting in long lines to get on rides. From October 7 through October 29, customers who eat a live 3 inch Madagascar hissing cockroach get unlimited line-jumping privileges for themselves and four others.

Six Flags spokesman James Taylor says he's hoping somebody can beat the British man who currently holds the cockroach-eating world recorded - 36 roaches, recorded in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records.

Don't hold your breath, dude.

13 Comments:

At September 25, 2006 12:57 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Gag! Some people are forever searching for their 15 minutes of fame. But eating cockroaches???

 
At September 25, 2006 1:18 PM, Blogger nanc said...

UNCOOKED?

 
At September 25, 2006 1:22 PM, Blogger cube said...

aow: I prefer to toil in anonymity rather than eat a roach.

nanc: you must eat it alive to get the perks.

 
At September 25, 2006 2:26 PM, Blogger SeniorGato said...

Ugh..... Well, they can survive a nuke, so I'm worried they'll survive in your stomache...

 
At September 25, 2006 2:44 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ok I think Imma b sick...ikkk!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At September 25, 2006 3:02 PM, Blogger cube said...

I'd be curious to see how many folks actually do this. Me, I'd rather wait in line.

 
At September 25, 2006 4:42 PM, Blogger eyesallaround said...

Dang, I can barely look at it... Eat it? No way!

 
At September 25, 2006 8:17 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I'm with Eyes! ACK!

My biology and anatomy teacher in high school had a couple of those detestable creatures in the back of the classroom. He offered extra credit to anyone willing to let one of the horrific things crawl all over them for one minute... Let's just say that I did not get said extra credit!

 
At September 26, 2006 10:09 AM, Blogger Trinity13 said...

I would so eat them to skip waiting in line for a favorite ride!!!

 
At September 26, 2006 10:59 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Not no, but Hell no! The rides aren't worth it.

 
At September 26, 2006 12:07 PM, Blogger cube said...

I wouldn't eat a small roach much less a ginormous one like that even if they told me it tasted like chicken.

I don't care if they paid my admission.

I don't care if they threw in a deep muscle massage.

No way.

 
At September 26, 2006 10:17 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Although I'm fairly certain I've already eaten a roach or two in my life (I've eaten in some real dives) I can't imagine doing it on purpose. Really, has a line ever been THAT bad? I think not...

 
At September 28, 2006 9:33 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

No frickin' way!!
There is NO ride in the world worth that.

 

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