Angelina Jolie Feeds Crickets To Her Children: Healthier Than Potato Chips?
Angelina Jolie feeds crickets to her family. Is that the strangest thing you've heard about this actress? Probably not weirder than having a vial of ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck, but still ... it's up there.
"My boys love to eat crickets. It's their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos," Jolie reportedly said.
Excuse me? They're like what!
"I had to actually ban the cricket eating at some point, because I was afraid they were [going] to get sick from too many, but they're good -- they're like potato chips," the 37-year-old Jolie stated.
Daily Mail reported that some insects in their dried form are said to have twice the protein of raw meat and fish, while others are rich in unsaturated fat and contain important vitamins and minerals.
"Experts believe they could one day be marketed as a healthy alternative to fatty snacks."
And maybe with Jolie as the face of the future "Box-O-Crickets" they will become as popular as the picture of Angelina licking her bloody lip.
She has to eat a cricket while being very sexy for me to even consider it. I just can't help but think of that initial crunch, chowing down on exoskeleton, then having legs and antennas stuck in my teeth.
But, I'm sure if anyone could make eating crickets looks good ... it's Angelina Jolie.
This bug queen doesn't just stop at crickets though; Jolie has recently received an honor from Jason Bond of Alabama's Auburn University. Allegedly, a newly discovered species of spider was found and named after the actress: Aptostichus Angelinajoliea.
You know when a spider is named after you, you really made it!
Jolie now joins a list of stars that have had the privilege of spiders being named after them.
1. David Bowie: Heteropoda davidbowie
2. Neil Young: myrmekisphila neilyoungi
3. Orson Welles: Orsonwelles Othello, Orsonwelles Macbeth, Orsonwelles falstaffius, Orsonwelles bellum, Orsonwelles toledus, and Orsonwelles ambersonorum
4. Stephen Colbert: Apotostichus stephencolberti
5. Nelson Mandela: Stasimopus mandelai
6. Harrison Ford: Calponia harrisonfordi.
The mother of six said that despite her adventurous side, she's a little reluctant to try tarantula on a stick or spider soup.
"I don't know if I can get around the fur, but you gotta try everything," said Jolie.
Um no thanks, Ang. We'll leave the crazy to you.
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