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Fried Tarantulas in Cambodia

Posted by rod - 21.07.2010

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Do you fancy one of these big black hairy Tarantulas which are a delicacy in Cambodia and are consumed either deep fried or as a cocktail brewed together with rice wine and jack fruit. Cambodian‘s first started frying Tarantulas in 1975-1979 during the the Khmer Rouge regime where there was a widespread food shortage. Eating a spider is also consider to be medicine helping against back ache and apparently helps children with breathing problems. Would you want to eat one of these eight legged friends? Images via neatorama, chinadaily and parkerlab

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