diet of bugs

 

As the annual spectacle of celebrities eating jungle nasties draws to a close this weekend, what’s the nutritional value of an I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! style diet?

There was a woman who swallowed a fly. Then a spider that wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.

The thrill of this nursery rhyme – and its TV equivalent, the bushtucker trial on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! – is the excruciating thought of eating something icky and unlikely.

But what would a diet of spiders and flies, mouse tails and camel toes do to the body? Is there enough nutritional value in these icky somethings to sustain human life?

 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE BBC NEWS MAGAZINE

 

 

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