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Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spenser
Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spenser

We Eat 2 Pounds of Bugs a Year Without Knowing It

The U.N. recently released a report saying the world’s population should eat more bugs, it would solve the world food shortage and there are benefits from eating them. Well, guess what, we are already eating bugs in most food we consume. Not always whole bugs, but bits and pieces, heads, legs, bodies and sometimes whole bugs.

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Ladybug Parasol
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16 Breathtaking Photos of Ladybugs

Continuing our unofficial "Stop Being Afraid of Insects" series, here are 16 pictures of ladybugs. Granted, most people aren't afraid of ladybugs, but they've probably never seen that video of a ladybug taking off in super-slow motion. Or had a house infested with them. They can be pretty disturbing when they're part of a throbbing ladybug mass. But not like this. This is adorable.

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Cicad recipes
Cicadamaniacs.com

Tasty Cicada Recipes for When the Swarm Strikes This Summer

Listen, don't read this while you're eating. Come back when you've finished though. It's just that reading about parboiling insects might have a negative effect on your appetite. See, the 17-year cicadas have already started to emerge from the ground, and there are going to be billions of them. BILLIONS. So, you may as well eat some, right?

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Red Milkweed Beetle
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14 Adorable Beetles That Won’t Make You Scream in Terror

Generally, when we think of beetles we imagine something black and vaguely menacing, slowly crawling towards our foot. GAH! It turns out, not all beetles are that way.

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roach contest
Ben Siegel Reptiles

Man Wins Roach-Eating Contest, Then Dies

When faced with eating something really disgusting—like, say, a cockroach—one strategy would be to think to yourself, "At least this won't kill me," before chowing down.

That technique wouldn't have worked, however, for Edward Archbold. On Friday, the 32-year-old entered a roach-eating contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and won after devouring "dozens" of three-inch discoid roaches in a four-minute time period.

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