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I am imagining an odd conversation that goes like this:

So what does your grandpa do for a living? Is he retired?

No, he's a wasp hunter.

A what?

A wasp hunter. He hunts wasps in Omachi, Japan. They're used in rice crackers.

Rice crackers?!?

The thing is, this conversation could actually happen. In Omachi, Japan — 120 miles northwest of Tokyo — rice cracker makers have created a new product by adding wasps to the recipe. The wasps are hunted by elderly folks from the village and are caught in nearby forests. But before they are put into crackers, they are boiled, dried and then added to the mix.

Source: Neatorama

freegracefrom freegracefrom 10 years
ash_aholic ash_aholic 10 years
beesugar beesugar 10 years
No need to go into the forests. I have a wasp nest in my backyard if any of those wasp hunters want it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
The whole bugs in food thing has gone to far, there just isnt any need except for shock factor. tis nasty
ElleJay ElleJay 10 years
i think i just threw up
msdyanelk msdyanelk 10 years
SugarFreak SugarFreak 10 years
Just Say No!
cmachter1 cmachter1 10 years
No Freaking Way! Very Nasty!! What is the nutritional value in eating a boiled dried up WASP in a rice cracker?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
nasty nasty nasty!!!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Freaking sick.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 10 years
That is just gross ahhh, why would anyone think of making things like that?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
uhm....yeah i don't think i could eat that
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 10 years
GROSS! i'm all about being open-minded, but this is just too much 4 me!!! i would SOOO never make it in the eating portion of 'fear factor' etc...i'm such a WUSS at eating crazy things, seriously! ;-)
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 10 years
That's disgusting........
sosweetnsingle sosweetnsingle 10 years
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
yummie , wonder what it tastes like
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
OMG No way. I don't do bugs. Besides ... I'm allergic.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 10 years
Ummm wow...I don't if i will eat it..Although i did try grasshoppers in Oaxaca.
Pepper Pepper 10 years
No thanks.
busybeegal busybeegal 10 years
And.... why???
misslarue misslarue 10 years
So what do you have with them? Milk with flies in it... yak!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i was grossed out when i saw this yesterday on neatorama
omgmonster omgmonster 10 years
I'm not surprised... I've seen bugs and worms in lollipops at the candy store before, and it's not like it's in another country. It was in an American candy store.
millarci millarci 10 years
oh gross! I think I'm gonna be sick...
craving_vintage craving_vintage 10 years
Nasty. Ugh.
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