Eat COCKROACH for 50$?

Cockroach! - How could a cockroach be even close to yummy?
@Bamboee (645)
United Arab Emirates
January 30, 2012 9:40am CST
My husband offered me to take part in a competition held in a near by place where they are giving 50$ for eating a cockroach. Its up to us to eat it alive or cooked. I was first taking it as a joke, until my parents even informed me about it. Please, I would rather get myself killed than have to eat a cockroach even if they offer me a million dollars for it. People are ready to take part in the competition, I mean seriously, how much desperate people have got to be to for money? Are you going to ever eat a cockroach for any amount of money? Even if I nothing to wear or feed myself, God Forbid - I still wont take that challenge. Cockroaches just are extremely, highly, CREEPY!!
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16 responses
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
31 Jan 12
why do you guys hate croaches this much? Have you forgotten that as an insect it must have a good store of protein? But people eat worms, locust, maggot/caterpillars, etc. Have you forgotten that croaches have been sharing your food and you never threw away the food and the bowl. Look, the big brown giant croaches look juicy. Imagine how good they would taste in a pie or lasagne. If minced or dried and blended, it would make an excellent ingredient for a dish.
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
1 Feb 12
I am compelled to believe that your introduction wasn't a reality; if it was, which of the dollars were you offered? To me the $50 was fair unless you had to eat so many of the beautiful insect. Did other people eat the stuff? Iam talking of eating the insects while you are talking of mere admiration. The fact that croaches are found in dirty places doesn't mean that they are dirty. By the way, pigs like dirty places, many fishes are found in dirty stagnant ponds, yet they are eaten without a wink. Croaches share foods with humans at anytime, they aren't that bad. Outside the protein, I believe they have some medicinal value. I will scour the net to find some stuff on croaches.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
1 Feb 12
Why are you getting offended my friend? we are just having a discussion and everyone has the right to feel what they feel. Many people get freaked out with fishes, like my sister in law. she cant eat fishes, she finds them creepy. Where as my other sister in law cant have fruits because she finds them weird and not tasty at all. so I find cockroaches creepy. Well its up to you to believe or not to believe in my introduction. I dont write fake discussions, if something happened I like to share with my lotters. Thank you for your time.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello Wysecom, it seems you have a good interest in cockroaches. Is there something that you would like to share, are they something that you admire? Well yes there are people who admire different types of insects, so i am sure that you might be knowing more about cockroaches than we do, as we are afraid of them. I dont want to even imagine them in my food! So do you eat them? Cheers Thanks for the response.
@youless (112241)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Jan 12
I really can't believe that this is the real competition. In fact we had the similar joke before. But we said whether you would eat a mouse for USD10,000,000. Yes, this will be a tough choice:) However, I will not eat a cockroach for USD50 for sure. This offer is just too low for me to consider it:) I love China
@youless (112241)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Feb 12
You are kind I think the big amount will make me think about eating cockroach, how about $10,000,000? Perhaps I will not mind it. After all, it is a cockroach rather than a mouse
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
1 Feb 12
LoL. I guess with that amount of money, they will ask you to eat something even more disgusting that a cockroach - i wonder what is that? haha, Cheers.
@shibham (16977)
• India
1 Feb 12
You should not do that, its my request as its also a living creature. Money makes human blind.... oh ... so disgusting.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
1 Feb 12
Hehe, No No I cant do that! Lol, I will die.. I am so afraid of them, i am even afraid of ants, the RED ONES! they are scary.. At a nearby place someone held this competition, so my husband wanted me to participate in it :D, Thank God I did not attempt to actually go there!! Cheers my friend.
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
3 Feb 12
Shibham, you started well and ended so badly. Your initial reason was partly acceptable by me, probably, considering you may be of some SPCA or veggie association but the other reasons... money...disgusting.. threw everything out against you. It was just a competition with a monetary reward. There is nothing disgusting with eating anything edible. Bamboee, I can see that you are afraid of everything around you. Assuming you are terribly sick and the only remedy is a serum found in croaches, the doctors both traditional and western recommends a meal with some croaches, what would you do? Would you prefer an early grave, leaving your children motherless just because of your personal dislike for croaches?
@inedible (768)
• Singapore
2 Feb 12
Are those wild cockroaches or clean? If they're clean, what's wrong with eating them? They're just bugs and as far as I know, they don't produce any toxins of their own. So as long as they're not picked up from the trash (which they probably would be, since that would cause the event organisers to get sued), they're probably quite safe to eat.
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
3 Feb 12
Please help me tell them the truth. What makes them think that imported foods does not contain some of the things they term 'creepy'. Some of the canned stuffs are traditionally made and the contents are written in foreign names and languages. Is someone feeling nauseous or begining to vomit?
@laniekins (4579)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
Never!!! I will never eat anything unusual, beyond the norm food. I can't eat alive worms or anything like Fear Factor is forcing their contestant to eat.
@laniekins (4579)
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Sorry but that's not my meaning of FUN, cockroach is an insect, it's dirty and full of bacteria, it's not for human consumption, I've learned that if we happen to be stuck in an Island we can eat big ants whom eating fruits and some worms if we run out of food. I wouldn't dare eating something that may hurt or damage my body. My kind of fun is safe for me and for the others, there are lots of things to be done, temptations are everywhere, I am leaving my life with limitation.
@Dominique25 (9464)
• United States
30 Jan 12
I don't think I could do it for $50. But cook it and I could eat it for a million dollars. They are really creepy. People have differing views on what they will do for money. I personally don't think $50 is enough. But that's just me. There are people who obviously do.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hmmm interesting, so you would eat a cooked cockroach! I guess your not on the side of people who find crawling insects creepy. Well If a contest as such does come up! I will contact u :D And then we can share half n half :P Thanks for the response! Happy Cockroach Pie!
• United States
8 Apr 12
I'm usually creeped out by bugs. If someone was to pay me a million dollars and all I had to do was chew it I would be able to do it. I couldn't do it like on some of those tv shows where you have to hold it in your mouth for a little bit and let it crawl around. That is so gross.
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
YIKES! I don't think I can ever take that! Cooked or uncooked. I would really say that people who dare do that are extremely DAREDEVILS! Definitely and 'OH MY GOD!' moment for me. Seriously, God forbid, I can't imagine me doing it.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello Bee, Well yes there are people who do anything for money, cockroach is just small yucky eeky, disgusting, pathetic looking insect which freaks half of the world out! Thanks for the response. Cheers! God shelter you from cockroaches!
@maezee (41996)
• United States
30 Jan 12
Definitely not on the $50 thing. $50 is not enough to endure that, no thanks!
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hahahaha!! How much would u consider to endure a cockroach in your mouth and then going through your neck, and passing through your intestines? cheers.
@adhyz82 (36249)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 12
i think i don`t do it even the prize is more than $100 dollars i really hate eat like that even iam not scare
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello adhyz82, well you hate it, not scared of it. Just like my husband, he hates them but he is not scared. He can squash them like anything!! I wish i had that guts! Cheers. Thanks for the response.
• Japan
31 Jan 12
I would definitely not eat that cockroach! $50 is not worth to eat cockroach for the disease you'll get from that cockroachso yucky
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello Kyle, Hahahaha, gosh I just cant stop laughing! I had the same reaction when I told my husband that NOOOO its too yuckyyy! Gosh makes me want to puke even thinking about it. Cheers. Thanks for the response.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
7 Aug 12
i rather kill myself than to eat a cockroach..yuckY!! cockroach is a carrier of some diseases. 50$ i not enough..hahaha im really scared with that stupid cockroach even though they will pay me millions still i wont accept that.
@dilrajj57 (1757)
• Pakistan
31 Jan 12
it not permitted to eat cockroach in our religious, and will not like for millions dollars.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello Dilrajj, Can i ask why? and what religion your from.. Is there a specific reason for not eating it.. Thanks for the information!
• Hungary
31 Jan 12
yucks! even someone will offered me million i will never take it.its a dirty insects ewwwwww exactly cockroaches are so dirty.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
31 Jan 12
Hello Aiza, well yes they are dirty, but some people say cockroaches in the cupboards are clean? Lol, I wonder what made them say that Cheers, Thanks for the response
@Shavkat (137310)
• Philippines
6 Aug 12
In my personal thinking of this, there are some places used to eat cockroaches not for money, but for those who wanted to taste it. I heard, some cockroaches are catered and cultured in a clean environment.
@VRamone (325)
• Brazil
21 Feb 12
i would eat for 1000 dollars.
@KOSTAS499 (1624)
• Greece
28 Feb 12
For $50? Maybe for $500. I don't know...