Dear China, Why on earth do you eat bugs? Love, theCHIVE (20 photos)


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  • HHNF_Beau

    Why is there a turtle in there?

    • will

      It kind of has an exoskeleton, I guess.

    • DaddyD

      If you are really HHNF's beau I am insanely jealous …

      • HHNF_Beau

        We run a website together 😛

      • HHNF_Beau

        We run a website together

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001225731219 HellHath NoFury

        I don't own him, I just have him brainwashed into thinking I'm worth talking to and working with.

    • V4Vendetta14

      Because they are too slow to get away:)

  • yeah, I said it

    cause they are poor and stupid.

    • Mai Wang

      Poor and stupid……with enough of our cash reserved to crush us.

      • top dog

        Mabe we ought ta send em some food.

      • atomotodd

        not too poor then, right?

    • Special_K

      Poor yes, stupid no. Go to hell you f**king raciest.

      • joshdyk87

        When insulting someone, it's usually best to not sound stupid yourself. Racist. Racist was the word you were looking for.

        • monkster

          Good thing you're a spelling Nazi and not a grammar Nazi "because" the word "cause" is not used correctly.

    • hey stupid!

      Wow, you are why the rest of the world believes Americans are ignorant, inconsiderate fools. Nah, I won't even say ignorant, you're just stupid.

    • Chinaman

      yeah right, and America's the one in recession. Fucking idiot, you're whats wrong in the U.S., live life to the fullest today, drown in debt tomorrow. Oh BTW, those chinese? they still have jobs, and fucking half of America doesn't. Your fucking retarded.

    • buds

      poor no every country owes china money especially the dumb ass Americans…stupid defiantly not. i think your mistaken for the americans for being poor and stupid

  • http://fuandrea.com fuckyouandrea

    dear random poster, why do you eat chickens and pigs and birds and stuff? because they're readily available and a good source of protein? and not everyone has your timid little tummy? GASP, in some places (most actually) this isn't even remotely weird or disgusting.

    • stafferty

      The reason eating insects is considered "gross", at least in my opinion, is more about the things cockroachs, spiders, and things like that eat. They all tend to survive off feces, dead skin from larger animals, or other insects that do eat things like that. Animals like cows and chickens tend to eat vegitation as opposed to spoiled refuse.

      I don't eat lobster or shrimp for the same reason. They are basically just aquatic cockroaches.

      • DaddyD

        As opposed to cows who are eating grass fertilized by tons of manure, or pigs who are often fed garbage.

        And don't forget that the water you drink was probably peed out by someone … or something … maybe a few hundred times.

        People in the USA don't eat duck hearts, and duck hearts are one of the most fantastic foods I have ever had. The only thing that even comes close is bacon, and bacon is still a distant 2nd.

        Now if you want to talk disgusting, taste boiled lamb brains. They taste like fish that was left out in the hot sun for 3 days.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15100627 Benjamin Dennison

          You've obviously never been to a pig farm

          • monkster

            You've obviously never been to a pig farm

      • V4Vendetta14

        I don't knock people that eat bugs, as it is a human survival instinct. Humans seek sources of high-quality protein (some are tastier than others). If we ever had a global natural disaster, we would all resort to eating bugs. I would try most of those bugs. The first one actually looks pretty good to me.

        #11 would make me run away at high speed shrieking like a little girl. That thing would give me nightmares…

        Stafferty, if you haven't tried lobster (good lobster) or shrimp, you are missing out. They are delicious. Despite what they eat, the meat couldn't be any different than bugs or cockroaches. If you are still unsure about shrimp, try wrapping them in bacon, grilling them, and covering in BBQ sauce.

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      • HLF

        You have a much bigger chance of getting sick from eating pork or chicken though…

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  • http://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

    I am so stoked for lunch now!! #11 is just straight up fucked!!

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  • Cris Ron

    #9 is the only one who agrees the food is stink!!!

  • equalizermax

    #16 – That is not a bug!

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  • Big Wang

    Dear America,

    Why you eat deep-fried butter-stick and KFC Double Down?

    Sincerely,
    China

    • nickelpl8ed

      Because we fucking can!

      • monkster

        Because it's a conspiracy. They want to get fat (like nickelpl8ed) and then all jump up as one to offset the earth's balance.

    • a BiPolar guy

      because they go well with our pickled pigs feet, rocky mountain oysters (testicles), lobsters (including intestines), crayfish (including head juice), raw oysters, spam, – and see here ffor some things americs don't even know they eat (ingredients)

      associatedcontent.com/article/2134933/disgusting_foods_you_didnt_know_that.html

    • V4Vendetta14

      Cause this is 'Merica!!! And we have the personal freedom to do unbelievably stupid things. .

      Now get back to making our cheap crap and loaning us money.

    • nouu

      because it doesn't have 8 legs or a stinger also meal worms are made for feeding my lizard not me…douche

  • top dog

    Every thing is in trouble in Chiana, they will eat anything. A goddamn tarantula, or a big ass spider, are you serious?

  • http://www.thebookoffreak.com/ The Book of Freak

    I just vommed in my mouth a bit. Yum…

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  • B-Rad

    Ok….#12 shows cockroaches that are large enough to be hog-tied. Good Lord. Chinese rodeo is bad ass.

    • top dog

      New York got bigger cockroaches than that, they can go there and clean the place out….and probably get paid for it. Or mabe they can go to texas and eat some of them fire ants and grass hoppers, all you can eat.

    • TheDonger

      I was just thinking that being the person who gets to hog tie the roaches would be a pretty cool job. But I doubt I quit the septic cleaning business for it.

    • P.I.T.A.

      I do believe they are water beetles.

  • McBeastie

    #6. Chinese taco? Doubtful.

    • Johnny McAnna

      they are chapilines, a Mexican cuisine
      don't now why there on the list

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  • nothingtoseehere

    Are shrimp, crabs and lobsters sooo different from bugs, really?

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  • Special_K

    Most of the photos are not from China. They are from Mexico, South East Asia and pacific islands. I'm from China. I've never seen tarantula on the menu.

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    • dabendan

      really cause i lived in chongqing for two years, and actually walked around the street eating a tarantula on a stick. the only bad part, i was a laowai so they charged me three times as much

  • Phred

    Klingons. Goddamn Klingons.

  • Phred

    The only thing with legs that a chinaman won't eat is a Chair.

    • V4Vendetta14

      That's messed up….

  • Shin

    Because they are dericious

    • TheDonger

      that made me laugh out loud

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  • mike

    #6 it`s México

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  • Kristy

    Duh. Protein.

    But for reals…11 actually made me cry a little. Then again, I'm sure if we all saw where the mystery meat in a mcdonalds hamburger came from, we'd probably make a gallery about that too and say "wtf is wrong with us? get me a bugkabob"

    • V4Vendetta14

      I'm sure #11 would taste ok ground up. But if you handed me a #11 burger with the legs hanging out, I would scream…

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  • bigb

    Gotta be creative to feed 3 million people

    • Wing Zero

      Uh… try over a Billion. I think it's 1.3 billion.

    • GrannY DanGer

      … pretty close guess

    • TheDonger

      Yes, closer to 1.5 billion people. One thing you will notice when you are visiting is that there is absolutely no birds, dogs, cats, or insects roaming around. If it's moving, someone has either eaten it or sold it for eaten.

      And they know you think it is gross. They love fucking with you at business dinners by putting shit on your plate to try. When they tore off that turtle leg and placed it on my plate, I could only help thinking that the poor thing needed some serious toenail trimming.

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  • skeptic

    #6 is Oaxaca, in Mexico, they eat fried crickets. They taste crispy, salty and delicious on a tortilla with guacamole and chili sauce.

    • top dog

      I'll take your word for it.

    • kitkat49601

      I belonged to a survival club and we ate grasshoppers w/ molasses. They weren't bad…had a nutty flavor. I'd eat them again.

  • chiver

    Full of protein.

    • cantkillcastro

      Sperm is full of protein, I aint gonna eat that either…

      • Athena

        I do.

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  • ale

    How about, just for the dare?.. We eat bugs at some places in Mexico, practically ants eggs are delicatessen (escamole). Grasshoppers taste like chicken.

  • amanda

    80% of the world eats bugs and usually as a delicacy.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat

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  • GG9

    I don't what they say, #11 can't taste good…….

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  • Shane

    Ive been to Beijing, they actually eat them alive!!!

    • Special_K

      I lived in Beijing for years and never saw people eating bugs alive. All these bug cuisines are from South.

      • top dog

        You guys talk like you own the place, we eat some weird shit here in the states too…there, satisfied?

        • V4Vendetta14

          Yeah, the first guy that decided to eat a bulls testicles must have been pretty hungry.

          • Special_K

            bulls testicles are considered delicacy in Spain.

    • Shane

      Actually you can google it smart ass….they take live scorpions, dip them in alcohol so they pass out and eat them. I have video on my phone of it…don't know where you lived in Beijing but this was right there on Wang Fu Jing Blvd.

    • Shane

      Besides theres a McDonalds acreoos the street, no need to eat filthy bugs…. But then again Beijing is a filthy city…

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