We must eat to live -- but sometimes what we eat and drink also kills us. The oddest things can cook our goose. This past year saw many food-assisted expirations and accidents that were peculiar, creepy -- and very, very unappetizing.
Here's our list of the five weirdest food deaths of 2012.
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Last month, the seafood hot pot at Da Lat rated a 100 Favorite Dishes designation. But when Heather Miller ordered it, the dish contained an unexpected ingredient: a cockroach. Lori Midson shared her cockroach story here , and the comments have been flying.
Should the dish have been comped? The who ... More >>
I had just finished eating mole at a brilliant Oaxacan restaurant in Santa Ana, California when my phone beeped. And there it was...an upside down cockroach dead on its ass on a plate. The offending restaurant? Da Lat, a Vietnamese joint on Federal Boulevard that just last month made my 100 Favorite ... More >>
FlickrUpdate below: Last month, our feature story "Bug Bedlam!" detailed Denver's bed bug infestation, supposedly one of the worst in the nation. Tomorrow, the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hear a bill to repeal Colorado's so-called Bedding Act, which requires that use ... More >>
A job for pesticides? Our recent feature, "Bug Bedlam," dissected Denver's struggle against the tiny, bloodsucking pests. And how do most people get rid of pests? With pesticides. But there are some who argue that's the wrong approach -- and dangerous. This weekend, they'll gather in Aurora f ... More >>
TripAdvisor Bedbugs are the stuff of horror movies -- an army of bloodsuckers that sup on your flesh when you're most vulnerable. But they can be good for sales: The fear of getting eaten whilst sleeping is enough to convince most people to buy a product that claims to kill them. Combine that ... More >>
When Mike Lindsey and his family traveled to Mexico in 2008 for Christmas, they brought home more than memories. Bedbugs, the subject of this week's cover story, "Bug Bedlam," hitched a ride from their rental house to the Lindseys' Fort Collins home.
"Bug Bedlam," this week's cover story about Denver's bedbug infestation, has inspired readers to post stories of their own battles with the tiny bloodsuckers. One story, from the former manager of a Capitol Hill apartment complex, was accompanied by some of the most disgusting, creepy-crawly ... More >>
Bedbugs, which are the subject of this week's feature, "Bug Bedlam," are truly creepy. If you need proof, watch these video clips of them sucking human blood, pooping and procreating.
But nasty as they are, there are also some nasty rumors out there about them that are just plain fiction. ... More >>
Denver's bedbug infestation has been called one of the worst in the country. But is that true? As explained in this week's cover story, "Bug Bedlam," it's tough to tell, since the city doesn't track bedbug infestations. But it does take complaints about them through the Department of Environ ... More >>
Bob Hancock is a biology professor at Metro State College. He's also "Mosquito Man," star of the documentary The Bedbugs of London. In it, Hancock journeys to London in search of an infested hotel room in which to spend the night. Along the way, he offers facts about the bloodsuckers, as well ... More >>
Blood spots on your sheets. Tiny black dots of fecal matter clustered on the edge of your mattress. Piles of translucent skins. Bunches of white eggs the size of dust specks. Itchy bites. All of these revolting clues point to the conclusion that your bed is infested with bedbugs -- a problem ... More >>
"I heart Denver!" Are bed bugs a big problem in Denver? Missy Henriksen, spokeswoman for the National Pest Management Association, which is currently hosting its inaugural National Bed Bug Forum in nearby Broomfield, assures us that the decision to host the confab in Colorado had nothing to d ... More >>
Mr. Bug, I presume. Yesterday, we told you that the bed bug-killahs are in town: An estimated 500 pest management professionals are attending the inaugural National Bed Bug Forum in Broomfield, which runs through tomorrow. The shindig is hosted by the National Pest Management Association, whi ... More >>
Right now, more than 500 people are meeting at a hotel in Broomfield to learn about one creepy, crawly, nationwide problem: bed bugs. The National Bed Bug Forum is the first event of its kind in recent memory, says Missy Henriksen, spokewoman for the National Pest Management Association. Why ... More >>
Full-sized photos belowThe proliferation of large items seen lining Denver alleys would seem to indicate that residents are just itching to complain about the lack of pickup service. Budget cuts have forced the city's solid-waste-management department to scale back service from once every six ... More >>
Jesus. It's not horrible enough cruising at altitude with a full two inches of legroom, a middle seater with flatulence and seat belts slimed with Jell-O. Now FDA inspectors are unearthing everything from fruit flies and ants to live roaches and dead rodents in the country's airline catering ... More >>