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Posted by Jessica on Apr 28, 2009
Speak to Me, Deep Fried Tarantula People

I normally wouldn't post this to our travel website. This conversation would usually just be between Tim and myself, most likely over some wine while we cooked dinner tonight. But curiosity has gotten the better of me. So I'm hoping one of the "deep fried tarantula" people can help me out.

Who are the "deep fried tarantula" people, you may be asking. Well, that's my question too. More specifically who they are and why it is that there are dozens and dozens of people in England today who are fascinated by deep fried tarantulas. (I have no problem with dozens of people from England holding this fascination, mind you. But it does leave me feeling rather curious.)

How do I know there are dozens and dozens of people in England thinking about deep fried tarantulas today, you may be asking. Well you see, it's because there's been an amazing amount of traffic to little ole' HedgehogsWithoutBorders today. Specifically, there is a large mass of people flocking to this post so aptly named Deep Fried Tarantulas. (Don't click that link, my friends, unless you want to see photos of myself and Tim eating said tarantulas.)

And so my question is this: what is happening in England today that is causing droves of people to look online for information and/or images of deep fried tarantulas? Has there been a run on fish n' chips and the English are now looking for suitable replacement food? (I promise you, deep fried tarantulas will not cut it.) Has there been an outbreak of deep fried tarantulas from a local zoo, perhaps? (Though why the local zoo would have deep fried tarantulas as opposed to, say, live tarantulas one is not exactly sure.) Or is it as simple as the BBC broadcasting a program on tarantulas with perhaps a passing mention of being able to munch on them while in Cambodia? (Indeed you can: either at bus stops or at some specialized restaurants in Phnom Penh.) Inquiring hedgehogs would love to know.

In the meantime, if there are any shy deep fried tarantula folks reading this entry who'd rather not comment but are reading nevertheless...welcome! Take a seat, have a look around, try the dip (though I'm afraid it is tarantula-free). And I promise, we have much more to offer than just deep fried tarantulas!

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Subpolka
April 29, 2009 at 10:15am
NOT AGAIN!

Seriously. That post haunts me.

Fun fact: I just Googled "deep fried tarantulas" and learned that they can be used to "fire up" one's sex life. (Not mine, though; I'm not in the business of smooching fellas with spider-breath.)

Jessica the hedgehog
April 29, 2009 at 11:56am

NOT AGAIN! Seriously. That post haunts me.

Muhahahaha! Did you ever see the video of me eating one? They weren't so bad. (Though certainly not worth leaving veganhood for!)

Fun fact: I just Googled "deep fried tarantulas" and learned that they can be used to "fire up" one's sex life.

I may never recover from this knowledge. Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew!

Emerald Flame
May 6, 2009 at 4:57pm
Thank you for not posting the pics as that would of caused me to go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! and well I'm in class right now so that wouldn't be very appropriate.

Why are the English searching for this dish? Well these folk are eccentric (rememebr Teddy and Swany) and they do eat a lot of weird food, but maybe just maybe they are flocking to that particular post because they find the idea of hedgehogs eating spiders to be rather interesting. 8 o )

So eating these things spices up your sex life eh? NO THANKS! I am terrified of spiders and I even hate spider man. Just let me snuggle up to Mary Jane and I'll be fine. ; o }

Jessica the hedgehog
May 7, 2009 at 9:46am

Thank you for not posting the pics as that would of caused me to go EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! and well I'm in class right now so that wouldn't be very appropriate.

LOL! No worries, I was thinking of you when I wrote this post. I figured you could never forgive us (and rightly so!) if we had posted a tarantula picture without a warning first. :)


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