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caption contest, who can explain this one?

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We like to feature unusual photos for our weekly caption contest, to make it more interesting and more random.  We’ve had some really weird pictures so far, but this may be the most random one yet.  I challenge you to come up with a story that comes close to being plausible.  Of course, you can also make jokes or funny observations, if you don’t care to try to explain it.  Most of all, have fun with it.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

Would you eat a tarantula?

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The other day I watched a little bit of the TV show “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern“.  I don’t usually watch it, but it can be interesting (and quite gross at times) . In the clip I saw, he was in Cambodia, and he showed people who eat tarantulas.  And of course he tried it.  I don’t think I would try that…

Yummy... NOT!

The story of how this happens is unusual also.  A husband and wife team go into the forest to catch tarantulas, then they de-fang them using a stick, a knife, and their hands, and they sell them for 12 cents apiece.  Imagine if that was your job!  It’s dangerous enough to find and catch poisonous spiders, plus the other dangers in a forest.  Then they remove the fangs and poison.  What could possibly go wrong?  And to get only 12 cents per spider… I realize the economy is on a different scale there, but that still seems quite low for the amount of risk involved.

A woman buys the tarantulas, rinses them off, seasons them with a mixture of powdered instant chicken soup, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar, then fries them.  While cooking, they make whistling noises and popping sounds (like a small explosion).  While frying the hair/fur falls off.  Supposedly they are quite tasty, with a sweet and nutty taste.  The woman sells them in town for 25 cents each, and makes about $25 a day, which is a really good living there.

Reading about it doesn’t do the story justice.  You should watch this short clip to experience it a little closer.

To answer my original question: No, I would not eat one.  I’m not scared of spiders, but I’d still rather not eat them, especially when they’re potentially poisonous.  There’s plenty of other foods I would rather eat.

caption contest, guy on Big Wheel tricycle

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Here goes our next caption contest!  This week’s photo features a grown-up “man” riding a Big Wheel tricycle (if that’s what you call it) in a parking lot for cars.  I’m not sure why this would ever happen.  But I’m sure you can come up with something, even if it’s completely ridiculous.  (Actually, ridiculous and random is preferred.)  As usual, leave a comment if you can think of something funny to go with this picture.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

caption contest, guy playing guitar around junk

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This week’s caption contest features a man playing a guitar in what looks like a junkyard.  But who knows, it could be his yard, or props for some crazy movie.  He’s also wearing really weird outfit — is it a costume for something, or is that how he normally dresses?  You get to decide.  If you can figure anything out that’s funny, leave a comment for our enlightenment.  ‘Cause I just don’t get it…

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)