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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
At Theme Park, Eating a Cricket Gets You in
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.

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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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