Every 17 years, the cicada boom offers a huge boost to the food chain from the bottom up. But in general, we don’t directly take part in the delicious cicada action.
But maybe we should, because a surprising number of people are up for it.
Someone polled 35,000 Americans, and one in four said they’d give cicada-based food a shot. That includes 9% who are VERY willing to do it.
Another 13% said probably not, but maybe . . . 44% said no way . . . 15% weren’t sure . . . and one in 50 Americans have ALREADY eaten cicadas.
Men were 50% more likely than women to say they’d give it a try. And young people were more likely to say yes than older people.
A Family Bakery Goes Vigilante!
A family bakery was robbed last month, but rather than wait for the police to find the criminal they took matters into their own hands. They started making cookies with a picture of the crook on them, hoping that one of their customers might recognize him. And guess what? IT WORKED!
After Bay View's Canfora Bakery was burglarized in April, the owner came up with a pretty sweet way to try to get the suspect identified: Cookies. https://t.co/FTeolkfoIg— Journal Sentinel Food & Home (@JSFoodHome) May 6, 2021
Almost immediately actually, as the bakery’s Facebook post soon began generating tips from locals, the Journal Sentinel reported. “He has been identified!” the bakery later wrote in an update posted to Facebook. “Thank you to everyone who responded.”
Woman found a moist cigarette in her fast food
There’s a woman named Taura Helsel in Pensacola, Florida. And she got some food from Taco Bell on Monday afternoon.
But when she got home and unwrapped her soft taco, she found a, quote, “slightly moist cigarette” sticking to the bottom of the shell.
She says, quote, “I don’t know if it was intentionally put there or if somebody had it on their ear and maybe . . . it fell in there. But another thing I thought about was how did they not notice that cigarette in there?”
She took the taco and the cigarette back to the Taco Bell and she says the staff gave her a refund but they didn’t apologize. So she posted a picture of the taco and cigarette on Facebook and it found its way to the local news.
They called Taco Bell, and someone from the corporate offices reached out to Taura and offered her a, quote, “better dining experience” if she took down the Facebook post.
She says she doesn’t want free food, she just wants people to be more careful.