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Subject:  Why I dislike Florida Date:  10/9/2012  4:47 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  647929 of 756526

Man dies after winning live roach-eating contest in Florida

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/man_dies_after_wi...

Authorities say the winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms. The grand prize in Friday night's contest was a live python.

The Broward County sheriff's office says in a news release that it is waiting for an autopsy to give the official cause of death... 32-year-old Edward Archbold became ill soon after winning and collapsed in front of the Ben Siegel Reptile Store where the contest was held. The store is in Deerfield Beach about 40 miles north of Miami. Archbold was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say several contestants ate insects but no one else became ill.
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One of the roaches that Archbold ate must have been past its sell-by date.

It's too bad CSI: Miami was cancelled. This would have made an excellent basis for an episode.

--fleg
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