VIDEO: Cris Cyborg eats Tarantula on a stick
Today is Halloween, so why not?
A video recently surfaced of Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg eating a tarantula while in Cambodia.
Cyborg, who currently fights in the UFC, needed some convincing to put the hairy eight-legged creepy crawler down.
Fried spider is a regional delicacy in Cambodia. The spiders are a species of tarantula called “a-ping” in Khmer, and are about the size of a human palm. The snacks cost about 300 riel each in 2002, or about US$ 0.08.
The taste has been described as bland, “rather like a cross between chicken and cod”, with a contrast in texture from a crispy exterior to a soft center. The legs contain little flesh, while the head and body have “a delicate white meat inside”. There are certainly those who might not enjoy the abdomen, however, as it contains a brown paste consisting of organs, possibly eggs, and excrement. Some call it a delicacy while others recommend not eating it.