In the Cambodian town of Skuon, fried spiders are a regional delicacy. The vending of fried spiders as a specialty snack is a popular attraction for tourists passing through this town. The spiders are bred in holes in the ground in villages north of Skuon, or foraged for in nearby forestland, and fried in oil. It is not clear how this practice started, but some have suggested that the population might have started eating spiders out of desperation during the years of Khmer Rouge rule, when food was in short supply. Meanwhile, I would've rather starved to death, but hey, that's just me.

In the Cambodian town of Skuon, fried spiders are a regional delicacy. The vending of fried spiders as a specialty snack is a popular attraction for tourists passing through this town. The spiders are bred in holes in the ground in villages north of Skuon, or foraged for in nearby forestland, and fried in oil. It is not clear how this practice started, but some have suggested that the population might have started eating spiders out of desperation during the years of Khmer Rouge rule, when food was in short supply. Meanwhile, I would’ve rather starved to death, but hey, that’s just me.

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