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Man dies after roach eating contest

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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A West Palm Beach man died Friday after he won a roach-eating contest held by a reptile store in Broward County, officials said.

Edward Archbold, 32, died Friday shortly before midnight. He had collapsed in front of the Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, where he had taken part in the contest.

Investigators said Archbold and several other people signed up to eat a variety of insects for a chance to win a python. 

Archbold ate dozens of roaches and worms, and was declared the winner of the challenge.  Shortly after the contest ended, Archbold said he wasn't feeling well and he began to vomit before collapsing.

Archbold was taken to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead.

None of the other contestants reported any medical issues after the contest.

Investigators are awaiting the results of the autopsy before they can determine the cause of death.

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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KylesMom409
by Linnette on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM
All I can say is, that is truly disgusting and revolting and certainly NOT a good way or reason to die!
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MamaJessx3
by Jess on Oct. 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM
That's just gross!
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fla33023
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM
People do some stupid things. R.I.P.
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strictmomhere
by Nan on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM
Omg how sad:(
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bebe_ju-rah
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:39 AM
This!

And he HAD to be from my area! Lol RIP


Quoting KylesMom409:

All I can say is, that is truly disgusting and revolting and certainly NOT a good way or reason to die!
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Mom2Just1
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Wow.

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WendyJR
by Wendy on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Only in Florida
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iluv2read
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

 1st, why is there a roach eating contest to begin with?

 2nd, who eats roaches on purpose??

throwing up

 
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gmadiane
by gmadiane on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

awful

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 10, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I heard about this on the radio yesterday. WOW

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