This in all honestly sounds like a stunt on Fear Factor gone completely wrong. A South Florida man died after eating a dozen roaches and worms not to win $50,000 like in the show but to win a damn python, yeah to win a snake.
Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, Florida held a “Midnight Madness” event that featured about 20 to 30 contestants whose goal was to consume as many roaches and worms as they can to win an $850 python. Well Edward Archbold was the man in that competition and in a sight that seemed to be a mash-up of Fear Factor and Man Vs Food became the life of the party taking insect after insect down the gullet.
After the contest was done Archbold began to feel ill and began to vomit, well yeah the human body does reject and fight something that’s not to be consumed and its not for survival. But he managed to call 911 himself then shortly afterwards fell to the ground in the store.
One of the people who took part in the contest was Pharoah Gayles, who explained that his reasoning as “Some of the snakes were pretty expensive,” he said. “I thought if I could eat the bugs to get one, it’d be a good idea.” and he didn’t even win.
Oh yeah need to keep in mind no one else in the contest got sick. He was picked up by ambulance and taken to North Broward Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Now I know you’re probably thinking “ooh the store gonna get sued”. Probably not gonna happen because the stores legal representative Luke Lirot put out on the store’s Facebook page that all of the contestants of the contest, “signed thorough waivers accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest.”
Here’s another part of the statement that you need to know because again I know you are like “Ewww cockroaches and worms are filthy insects and disgusting” and this is true but in another statement ,”….the insects presented as part of the contest were taken from an inventory of insects that are safely and domestically raised in a controlled environment as food for reptiles,” These are homegrown roaches and by homegrown I don’t mean the roaches found in somebodies dirty ass home that have traveled with the babies to school and went with grandmama grocery shopping.