Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla. – Yahoo! News

Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Fla. – Yahoo! News.

The winner of a roach-eating-Edward-Archbold-Nader_Nazemi

The winner of a roach-eating-Edward-Archbold-Nader_Nazemi

This is sad. Maybe the roahces were infected. 

MIAMI (AP) — The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.

About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night’s contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. The grand prize was a python.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach became ill shortly after the contest ended and collapsed in front of the store, according to aBroward Sheriff‘s Office statement released Monday. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities were waiting for results of an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

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