At Theme Park, Eating a Cricket Gets You in

If that sort of thing doesn't bug you, they come in 5 different flavors
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2017 9:00 AM CST
In this 2003, file photo, Jan entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture holds a female Mormon cricket near Reno.   (AP Photo/Debra Reid, File)

(Newser) – A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people, chortles the AP. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted cricket. They were available in five different flavors, notes the Valdosta Daily Times.

The challenge was meant to promote the park's upcoming attraction called MEGABUGS! The interactive insect attraction will open in March. Exhibits will include giant replicas of insects including a 15-foot dragonfly, a 26-foot hissing cockroach, and a 50-foot millipede. Wild Adventures officials said in a news release the exhibits will showcase the unique sounds and movements that insects make.

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