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Folks Are Buzzing Over These Rice Crackers

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

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freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
UGH
ash_aholic ash_aholic 9 years
ewwwwwwww!!
ash_aholic ash_aholic 9 years
ewwwwwwww!!
beesugar beesugar 9 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 9 years
The whole bugs in food thing has gone to far, there just isnt any need except for shock factor. tis nasty
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i think i just threw up
ElleJay ElleJay 9 years
i think i just threw up
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
not.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
not.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Just Say No!
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Just Say No!
cmachter1 cmachter1 9 years
No Freaking Way! Very Nasty!! What is the nutritional value in eating a boiled dried up WASP in a rice cracker?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
nasty nasty nasty!!!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
nasty nasty nasty!!!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Freaking sick.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Freaking sick.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
That is just gross ahhh, why would anyone think of making things like that?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
uhm....yeah i don't think i could eat that
mocelebgossisme mocelebgossisme 9 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 9 years
That's disgusting........
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 9 years
That's disgusting........
sosweetnsingle sosweetnsingle 9 years
GROSS!!!
sosweetnsingle sosweetnsingle 9 years
GROSS!!!
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 9 years
yummie , wonder what it tastes like
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
OMG No way. I don't do bugs. Besides ... I'm allergic.
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