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A bowl of scorpion soup in Guangzhou, China made by Li Shuiqi, a 26 year-old scorpion seller, and his roommate, You Zhiming, 25. The pair of salesmen was raising more than 10,000 scorpions in their apartment to sell in markets in Guangzhou, China. Scorpions in China are useful as both food and traditional Chinese medicine. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.

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A bowl of scorpion soup in Guangzhou, China made by Li Shuiqi, a 26 year-old scorpion seller, and his roommate, You Zhiming, 25. The pair of salesmen was raising more than 10,000 scorpions in their apartment to sell in markets in Guangzhou, China. Scorpions in China are useful as both food and traditional Chinese medicine. Image from the book project Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.