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PostSubject: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:10 pm

It seems the winner fell ill and died shortly after winning. It says no one else got sick that participated.
Hopefully more information will be released when it becomes more available.

http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2012-10-08/Man-dies-after-live-roach-eating-contest-in-Fla#.UHNqkE3A_2U
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:16 pm

damn! allergic mayb?
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:19 pm

I thought that was a bad idea when I first heard of the contest. I hope Ben can survive the legal battle that is likely to be launched on him and everyone involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:22 pm

Same here. This is going to hurt him one way or another.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:41 pm

http://www.local10.com/news/Man-dies-after-eating-dozens-of-insects/-/1717324/16902106/-/2qtpgaz/-/index.html
A lil better article
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:05 pm

They do a similar thing here every hollween.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:58 am

With video:

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/229971/70/30-year-old-snake-being-moved-from-high-school-home


At least it isn't a snake that is getting the blame for killing someone.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:17 am

not impressed by his 45 yr old turtle
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:34 am

oops, posted the wrong video. Here is the one I meant to post:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Man-Collapses-and-Dies-After-Roach-Eating-ContestBSO-173177011.html

The other one, I was trying to cut and paste to our facebook page. Sorry, that was completely out of context with this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Wonder what type of BP the prize was Facepalm ....I dont think i could do it, maybe for a **load of money
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:16 pm

I believe it was an Ivory.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:27 pm

Joe set this up to help the family out...
There are also some auction set up on Facebook


If you care to donate the Paypal Address is

eddiememorial@yahoo.com

Edward (Barry) Archbold passed away from a tragic accident.

"A 32-year-old man died after winning a midnight roach-eating contest at a Reptile Store in Florida. The grand prize was a female Ivory Ball python. He planned on giving it to his friend"

I personally did not know Eddie and many of you did not either. I am told Eddie was a very nice guy and his friends were everything to him. "He was the life of the Party" What happened was tragic and no one could have predicted what happened. It is difficult for the family as well as the reptile community.

Eddie left two Daughters behind. They could use our help.

I have spoken to his Sister, and Girlfriend Natasha Proffitt to start a Memorial Fund. The money will be going towards Eddie's Daughters College Fund.

If you care to donate the Paypal Address is eddiememorial@yahoo.com

Rest In Peace Eddie......

https://www.facebook.com/edward.w.barry


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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:04 pm

Yeah, major kudos to Joe Ellis for setting up the memorial fund for the guy's family. I really hope Ben Siegel gets out of this unscathed. There had to be something else happening there, look at shows like Fear Factor and even things like Man Vs. Wild. Roaches are pretty commonly used for daring edibles for TV ratings. Plus, Ben has contests exactly like this kind of a lot and no one has ever been worse for wear for it. :/ Poor guy, he probably feels horrible.

Wishing the deceased's family the best though. That can't be easy for those two children.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:15 pm

This is really sad. I hope the best for the family.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:55 pm

There is a lot going on with this..... it was a Freak Accident and could have happened with any competition. Just keep in mind that two children are left behind and we are all looked down on as usual. Just show everyone how we are aware and how we are more compassionate to each other and outsiders than most communities.... even though most do not see us that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:06 am

iagree This really is a tragic accident. I can't believe how twisted things have become already. The media has been floating this picture of Eddie around thats a mugshot like he was a criminal. I just couldn't believe that. I feel for everyone involved and send my deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Ben Siegel Reptiles Roach eating contest   Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:15 pm

this whole story is crazy and tragic at the same time! I heard and saw all the advertising for this event but never would have thought this would have happened. Would love to hear what the medical examiner found to be the cause of death
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