Weird world of sport

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

A sport where con­tes­tants place a dead cricket in their mouth, and then spit it as far as they can. The con­tes­tant who can spit the cricket the far­thest is de­clared the win­ner. Cricket Spit­ting was devel­oped in 1996 by en­to­mol­o­gist Tom Turpin at Pur­due Univer­sity in West Lafayette, as a com­pe­ti­tion for their an­nual Bug Bowl event, which brings over 30,000 peo­ple per year to their cam­pus for a se­ries of in­sect-re­lated events and com­pe­ti­tions. The cricket must re­main in­tact, and an of­fi­cial must check the spat cricket for six legs, four wings, and two an­tenna be­fore the spit can be counted The crick­ets must be Brown House crick­ets, weigh­ing be­tween 45mg and 55mg.

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