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Tarantula cocktail

The arachnophobe’s nightmare is made using rice wine, jack fruit and a tarantula – which many Cambodians believe can help your heart and work as an aphrodisiac.Photographer Tim Whitby, who took the pictures, said the tarantulas are added live to the mixture to preserve their freshness.They are also fried and sold at roadside kiosks.The trade for spiders as food has been in effect since the 1970’s

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June 11th, 2010

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Stranger to the World

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