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The owner and chef of a restaurant in Kunming, China prepare live scorpions as a special treat for the visiting photographer from the USA. The live scorpions are put into rice wine for 30 seconds to anesthetize them. Their stingers are then clipped off and the scorpions are eaten whole. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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The owner and chef of a restaurant in Kunming, China prepare live scorpions as a special treat for the visiting photographer from the USA. The live scorpions are put into rice wine for 30 seconds to anesthetize them. Their stingers are then clipped off and the scorpions are eaten whole. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.