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Tarantula T-Shirt, Skuon, Cambodia

Brian with a new friend in Skuon. Also known as "Spiderville", this market is infamous for selling this variety of tarantula as a fried snack. It's not certain how the practice began, but it has been suggested that it was out of desperation during the Khmer Rouge years when food was in short supply. The market also sells live spiders that are drowned, then steeped in rice liquor to produce a male tonic. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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