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Cock­roach Paste Anyone?

While in the rest of the world (or at least most of it), cock­roach­es cause no oth­er re­ac­tion but dis­gust, in Chi­na they’re high­ly ap­pre­ci­at­ed. In fact, in the city of Xi­chang, they breed these in­sects on a farm in or­der to cre­ate a spe­cial heal­ing po­tion, which is sup­posed to treat gas­tric dis­com­fort. Fun­ni­ly enough, the thought of bil­lions of cock­roach­es in one place, as well as con­sum­ing a cock­roach paste, could make many peo­ple sick to their stomach!

Imag­ine walk­ing in­to a dark fa­cil­i­ty the size of two sports fields flood­ed with bil­lions of cock­roach­es crawl­ing on top of each oth­er. Per­haps the on­ly sce­nario that could be more ter­ri­fy­ing is ac­tu­al­ly con­sum­ing the cock­roach paste (al­though they ad­ver­tise it as slight­ly sweet).

Source: MentalFloss.com

Im­age cred­it: The Tele­graph