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Have you ever eaten a bug?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
59% 245
No
 
40% 168
Total 413

Comments

stuckinthemiddle 6 years, 4 months ago

yes... fried grasshoppers... they were delicious...

Satirical 6 years, 4 months ago

Who hasn't eaten a bug....I mean no.....

Frederic Gutknecht IV 6 years, 4 months ago

I've probably eaten hemipterans, without knowing it and the bits of beetle, fly and other creepy crawly critter parts that come in all of our food. I've eaten figs, which I think means that I've eaten tiny wasps. I've eaten roasted grasshoppers, live ants and the larvae of Hypopta agavis, drowned in Mescal!~)I don't think you can get away with referring to a crustacean as a "bug" but I'll throw no stones through the glass of my beloved, idiocratic house.

acg 6 years, 4 months ago

aeroscout17 (Anonymous) says: "Having worked as a Quality Control Lab Tech in a flour mill, I can guarantee that anyone who eats bread has eaten a "bug." In all the years I worked there I never saw a sample without insect parts (the FDA has a limit on how many there can be, but they are still there)."Oh no, b3, I guess that means you're one of those stupid "missing link" bug eaters, too, eh? Of course I've eaten a bug. Aren't we supposed to swallow like 14 spiders in our lifetime while sleeping? I think I read that somewhere. Plus, you can't grow up in the deep south and ride your bike and not eat the occasional bug. It's just impossible.

tyger_lily 6 years, 4 months ago

Shrimp, lobster, and crab are all considered bugs so yes, I have eaten several bugs.

Aisling 6 years, 4 months ago

yep back when I'd steal my brothers mini-bike and ride through the fields barefooted. It was a toss up as to whether the bugs or the sandburrs were the worst. I say the sandburrs.....I mean, one can always use the protein but those awful stickers between my toes---youch. It never dawned on me that I could just put on shoes before stealing my brothers mini-bike. Do they have sandburrs in kansas?

aeroscout17 6 years, 4 months ago

Having worked as a Quality Control Lab Tech in a flour mill, I can guarantee that anyone who eats bread has eaten a "bug." In all the years I worked there I never saw a sample without insect parts (the FDA has a limit on how many there can be, but they are still there). I believe the correct question should be "have eaten an insect" as that is what was probably meant. True bugs (Order Hemiptera) are only one of the many orders of insects.Stepping off my soapbox now!

twaldaisy 6 years, 4 months ago

Sucked down a fly or two on accident running as a kid. About threw up both times. Seems like some "joke" e-mail went around about how we would swallow 14 spiders while sleeping during our lifetime.

Tony Kisner 6 years, 4 months ago

I don't mind the taste so much as the strugle between going down or coming back out.

Rob Martin 6 years, 4 months ago

Iowa State's entomology club used to have a insect fair. They would show b-rated b/w movies about killer whatevers and serve snacks like dragonfly wing rice crispy bars, choc covered grashoppers, etc. Yummie

pace 6 years, 4 months ago

yeah, a couple of times they were served to me, in Topeka, fried grasshoppers. Also I have had some nice snails. Most people have eaten some bugs and dirt.http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/bugfood/bugfood2.htm So for the guy who tried to make this out as a special Lawrence thing, get a clue,

Ronda Miller 6 years, 4 months ago

aisling, yes, we had/have a lot of sandburs in western Kansas at least. And they do hurt - a lot.I was the youngest of three children for a time and I ate a worm after my sister and brother put catsup on it. I would eat anything with catsup back then. Now I eat mustard sans bugs. We all eat bugs though - and rat poo - it is in the canned goods and candy bars with nuts don't ya know. I also have tried chocolate covered ants - I'll eat anything with chocolate on it. Yeah, that is probably true!

GSWtotheheart 6 years, 4 months ago

Drank a democrat bug once in grape koolaid when I was a kid. I think around here ya'll call them boxelder bugs. Now I can't drink democrat bugs or grape koolaid!!!!!!!!!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 4 months ago

College students eating bugs?!( ... and I recall the days when the preoccupation was seeing how many students could fit inside of one. )

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