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Anty Gin

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We have explored the idea of eating insects here on WU. Well, how about drinking them? Anty Gin is gin infused with the essence of wood ants. So, wood alcohol bad, wood ant alcohol good(?).
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed May 20, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Insects, Alcohol

Spider Rain

Watch it if you dare......



And we're all moving to Australia!
Posted By: Expat47 | Date: Tue May 19, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Horror, Insects

In-home lice removal

This company has found an odd, but apparently profitable, niche: "personalized and discreet head lice removal services" in the comfort of your own home.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon May 18, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Insects, Jobs and Occupations

The Entopod

Perhaps you weren't eating bugs because it wasn't easy enough to prepare them. Well, now there's the Entopod. Designed by Edinburgh student Courtney Yule, the Entopod is a "starter kit" for eating bugs. It includes a grinder for making insect flour, detachable containers for heating the insecto-food in the oven, and more! She hopes it will encourage people to experiment with "entomophagy." More info at BBC News.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu May 14, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Food, Insects

Gene Vincent’s FLEA BRAIN



"If she wasn't good-looking, she'd be better off dead."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Insects, Music, 1950's, Brain Damage

The Fate of Fleas, 1894


via Jennifer Wallis
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Nov 06, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Insects, Nineteenth Century

Waitress There’s A Cockroach In My Salad


When a customer in a Chinese restaurant complained about a cockroach in his salad the waitress showed him it was safe to eat by eating it. Delightful!
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jul 16, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Insects, Restaurants

Doomsday for Pests



Spray that DDT everywhere!

Aren't you a little sad for all those cartoon bugs?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 12, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Disasters, Insects, Nature, 1940's

Chirps Cricket Chips

Available now for pre-order. They're chips made of cricket flour. I'd be willing to try them because from what I've heard crickets don't taste bad at all. And if they don't look anything like crickets, all the better! Though I have a hard time imagining these will ever go mainstream.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 10, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, Insects

Cockroach Farming

Here's a weird job you can do at home — raise cockroaches. Yuan Meixia of China is making a good living doing it, having transformed her house into a cockroach farm. This involved cementing shut every crevice and hole in the house so the critters can't escape, and replacing all doors with zippered silk nets.

According to the South China Morning Post: "Yuan places honeydews, apples and rice bran on shelves at each end of the room, where the insects swarm and feast. On the living room table is a bag of glucose for the baby cockroaches, or nymphs, which resemble little red beans."

She sells the roaches to a local pharmaceutical company.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jun 12, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Insects, Jobs and Occupations
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