Edward Archbold competed in a bug eating contest, the point of which was winning a python. He ate 30 cockroaches, 100 millipedes and 30 worms. He died before collecting his prize. Moral, if you really want a snake, just buy one. It reinforces my belief that the bug eating on Fear Factor was always a bad idea.
Holiday drinks – a young woman in England tried one of those liquid nitrogen drinks. These gimmicky concoctions largely appear around Halloween, but anything that sells can be found year round. Hmmm, since booze sells itself, this really is not necessary. This particular foggy drink was a Jaegermeister. If you’ve gotten to the stage of the night when Jaegermeister seems like a good idea, your well drunk.
Unfortunately for this young woman, it went horribly wrong. Though at the moment authorities say there was nothing wrong with the preparation, shortly after imbibing the drink, she had to be rushed to the hospital where her entire stomach was removed because it became perforated. This is an organ you can live with out, but not easily. I feel terrible for this young woman and I will now avoid anything but a good old fashioned adult beverage.
And then there’s this story from France. Beekeepers in the French town of Ribeauville have noticed something wrong with their honey; it’s rainbow shaded, and much of it opaque. Here’s the clincher – there is an M&M plant nearby that leaves the candy waste uncovered. The farmers suspect the bees have forsaken pollination in favor of the ready prepared sugary source.
My first question was “does it taste good?” The beekeepers report that it tastes horrible. Second question “bees like M&Ms?” It would seem so, at least French bees. American bees would probably eat circus peanuts or some such nasty, sweet concoction.
Sorry to start your day on a gross note.