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Extreme Cuisine

Front view tarantula on glass. For the Piaroa Indians in the Venezuelan Amazon, roasted goliath bird eating spider is a staple and much loved part of their diet. Many cultures around the world eat tarantulas but the Piaroa have the honor of eating the biggest in the world.

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Would you dine on duck fetus? Or bite down on barbequed bat? Around the world, people savor traditional delicacies outsiders find repulsive.