May 15, 2004
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A man who cooked and ate nearly 30 cicadas sought medical treatment after suffering a strong allergic reaction to the sauteed insects.
The man showed up at a Bloomington clinic Thursday covered from head-to-toe in hives, and sheepishly told a doctor he’d caught and ate the cicadas after sauteing them in butter with crushed garlic and basil.
Makes a man proud of his hometown, yes it does.
[via Hollyism, who also has a heck of a windstorm yarn up about now.]