Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

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Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest
Edward Archbold
Edward Archbold

(CNN) — A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Edward Archbold was among 20 to 30 contestants participating in Friday night’s “Midnight Madness” event at Ben Siegel Reptiles in Deerfield Beach, authorities said.

The participants’ goal: consume as many insects and worms as they could to take home a $850 python.

Archbold swallowed roach after roach, worm after worm. While the store didn’t say exactly how many Archbold consumed, the owner told CNN affiliate WPLG that he was “the life of the party.”

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Edward Archbold downing some cockroaches and worms during the competition. He died later.
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  1. I wonder if they were live roaches. Must have had some insectide, but he sure was disgusting. There are more underground where he is so he sure will have a belly full.

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