Well, if you weren’t satisfied with the past summer’s Olympic games then perhaps you would be interested in learning about a different kind of sport. Cricket spitting is a declared sport and there is even a world record held for the furthest cricket spit! How does it work? It’s quite simple actually, you place a dead cricket in your mouth and then spit it as far as you can.
Sound like a sport cut out for you? If you decide to hop off the bike or the track and give cricket spitting a whirl you will have some competition because there is actually a world record set. Dan Capps from Madison, WI holds the Guinness Book world record for spitting a cricket 32 feet and one half of an inch back in 1998.
Cricket spitting began just a few years before the world record, in 1996. It was developed by an entomologist at Purdue University in Indiana as a way to draw attention and a crowd to the annual Bug Bowl, an event that over 30,000 people come to see! There are various bug related events and competitions and apparently these are pretty serious competitions. Need more proof? Click here for a video on cricket spitting.
We’re not really sure how much practice it takes to set a world record for cricket spitting and it is not likely that you will find our pest control professionals practicing the sport. While cricket spitting may be fun and games, crickets themselves remain a pest.
If you have identified crickets or other bugs that are not a part of the Bug Bowl then please contact Plunkett’s Pest Control. We provide home pest control services to the Quad City region as well as throughout Minnesota, and Nebraska as well as parts of Wisconsin.BACK TO BLOG