The Tarantula Cocktail is nothing if not aptly-named. This hairy terror of a drink is an export of Cambodia, where tarantulas are actually regularly hunted and consumed. The drink itself is a mixture of rice wine, jackfruit, and – well – a tarantula.
The photographer who took the pictures, Tim Whitby, said that in creating the drink, the tarantulas are added to the mix while still alive in order to “preserve their freshness.” Why would you eat and drink such a mixture? Apparently, the alchemical concoction is supposed to help your cardiovascular system, as well as enhance your libido. Really, why wouldn’t eating tarantula induce perfect and lasting arousal? Even so, we’ll probably stick with beer. Via Metro UK