Weird world of sport
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.