Nunn-Sense • Nick Nunn
Apparently, Edward Archbold was able to eat more roaches and worms than any other resident of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
His prizes – an $850 python and an all-expense paid, one-way trip to the morgue.
In case you missed that, he’s dead.
The competition, a part of “Midnight Madness” at Ben Siegel Reptiles, involved 20-30 contestants, who, apparently, couldn’t live without that python.
Ironically, the contestant that won it didn’t have much time to live with it.
Ben Siegel, the owner of the store, stated that Archbold was, “the life of the party.”
…and the death of the after-party.
“He really made our night more fun,” said Siegel.
Right. Because who doesn’t love to see a man eat himself to death with a cocktail of roaches and worms?
The legal representation for Siegel’s store reported that all participants signed waivers, “accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest” ...on Facebook.
Yes. Facebook is now the appropriate forum for serious legal matters, such as submitting documents that waive responsibility for the death of a man.
Pharaoh Gayles, another contestant, described his rationale for entering the contest.
“Some of the snakes were pretty expensive,” stated Gayles. “I thought if I could eat the bugs to get one, it would be a good idea.”
Newsflash: it is not a good idea to eat bugs – as long as the end result is a snake.
An autopsy of Archbold’s body has been done, but the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office is waiting for the test results before they announce what killed Archbold.
If they’re interested, I’ve got a theory or two.
Next week’s article: “Man gets stopped in San Franciscan airport because of suspicious package.”
Printed in the October 18, 2012 edition