10 Fun Facts about Eating Bugs
A pound each year?
I don’t recall the first time I ate a bug by accident, but it probably happened one summer night when I was streaking across the yard yelling back and forth to friends with my mouth open and my eyes on the flicker of fireflies. I suspect I ended up with as many gnats in my mouth as beetles in the Mason jar.
Then there were the weevils. Occasionally, my mom discovered them in the flour bin. How did they get there? “That’s what happens when the flour gets old,” Mom said. But where did they come from, I wondered. It never occurred to me that the weevils had been in the flour all along and that I had been eating unhatched beetles in cakes and cookies and biscuits for months.
Years later, I discovered moths in the pantry. I opened the door and a moth fluttered out…
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