Weird News: Man breaks world record for holding the biggest number of cockroaches in his mouth at once
Take a look at the picture above - would you like to have that in your mouth? How about having 11 of them?
Because that is what one man is claiming he achieved in order to break the current world record for the greatest number of Madagascan hissing cockroaches in a person's mouth at one time.
Travis Fessler from Florence, Kentucky, broke the previous world record by two. In order to qualify he had to hold all 11 of the 2.5 inch insects in his mouth for 10 seconds and all the bugs had to survive his attempt.
The hissing cockroach is one of the largest species of cockroach and is distinctive for its lack of wings. The current world record for the greatest number of live cockroaches eaten in one minute is 36. It is quite a difficult feat as the bugs contain a mild neurotoxin which numbs the mouth.