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Video: Crazy Man Stuffs 16 Cockroaches Into His Mouth At Once Because He’s Insane

I mean, what other reason could there be? Whether it be for attention, the thrill, hunger, or in Sean Murphy’s case, as a whacked-out promotional stunt for the pet store he works at and to raise money for a charity, any person who willingly shoves a bunch of friggin’ cockroaches into their mouth has got at least a few screws loose.

With his accomplishment Sunday of putting 16 Madagascar hissing cockroaches in his mouth at once and holding them in there for 10 seconds, Murphy, who works at Preuss Pets in Lansing, Michigan, not only raised money for something called the Harris Nature Center, is also submitting paperwork to Guinness World Records in the hopes of owning the world record simply from doing something certifiably disgusting. Aim high.

Murphy credits the atmosphere for his ability to successfully stifle his gag reflex. Via the Detroit Free Press:

“The major difference was the people – there was a massive crowd there and it gave me a huge adrenaline rush,” Murphy said. “I feel relieved that I don’t have to do it again.”

That’s a good thing, too, because this is already the second time Murphy has attempted the stunt. He did the same thing last year but lacked the documentation necessary to have it regarded as a world record. Yeah, that’s something I would have looked into prior to cramming cockroaches in my mouth.

To be honest, I haven’t been so impressed and simultaneously disturbed by seeing a person put that many roaches in their mouth at once since I was hanging out backstage at a Cypress Hill concert. Crazy insane, got no brain and so on and so forth.

Cockroaches send man into record territory [Detroit Free Press]