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The very worst contest idea EVER?


I’m afraid this isn’t going to end well.

A company that makes bug spray has launched “a nationwide search for America’s biggest bug,” and they are offering cash prizes. I am not making this up.

“Got a roach the size of a small dog…a beetle the size of a van…” the contest site asks innocently enough.

You mark my words, these bug spray folks will have blood on their hands soon.

Have these people never seen a summer movie before?

Are they totally unfamiliar with drive-in fare from the 1950s?

Do they not understand that when you go looking for giant insects you come back with The Fly, The Deadly Mantis, Tarantula and worse?

You know what? If I see a “beetle the size of a van,” I will be sprinting in the opposite direction, not trying to win their cheesy prizes.