View Full Version : Man Becomes Ill After Gorging on Cicadas
05-18-2004, 08:55 AM
from yahoonews .. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A man who cooked and ate nearly 30 cicadas sought medical treatment after suffering a strong allergic reaction to the sauteed insects. http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=757&e=10&u=/ap/20040517/ap_on_re_us/cicada_sickness
05-18-2004, 09:29 AM
I read the article in USA Weekend two weekends ago, I believe. It stated that cicadasa (a.k.a. kattydids) taste akin to asparagus, but not fresh asparagus; more like canned asparagus. Yeah, um, sure. I, for one, will not be hunting these buggers down to consume.
By the way, this 'brood x' is puportedly going to be of deafening loudness in areas. They are otherwise totally harmless creatures.
05-18-2004, 10:41 AM
EWWWWW. He deserved to get sick, that sick bastage... Bugs are meant for squashing, not eating.
Big Eww. Does not look too appetizing.
'After living underground for 17 years and feeding on tree roots, the so-called Brood X cicadas are emerging by the billions across the Eastern U.S.'
Things like that could bring up a whole new batch of virus someday. Not good.
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