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Do People Really Eat Scorpions?

Deep-fried scorpions are a popular treat in countries like China and Laos. Scorpions are poisonous, so in order to make them edible the stinger and poison sac are removed, then the scorpions are fried very quickly in extremely hot oil. However, scorpions aren't only a food source. In Chinese medicine, scorpion wine is used for health problems like rheumatism and back pain.

More about scorpions:

  • Nearly 2,000 species of scorpions have been identified, but only 30 or 40 of them have poison strong enough to kill humans.

  • Some species of scorpions are known to glow under black light due to fluorescent chemicals in their cuticle.

  • The oldest known scorpions found through fossil evidence lived approximately 430 million years ago.

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