Hey so this is the worst thing I've ever heard of, but if you're interested in EATING A GODDAMNED TARANTULA then you need to pop on over to the Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, North Carolina during their Exotic Meat Month.
The WALKING NIGHTMARES apparently tastes crablike, salty, and bitter. They put hot sauce on it to give it a little extra kick - my spine shivers as I write this - and people who eat it seem to enjoy it.
The tarantula challenge was inspired by the aptly named owner of Bull City Burger, one Mr. Seth Gross, who looked at how cultures around the world consumed protein. He added exotic meats, like elk, cricket, and chocolate covered bugs to their menu. The tarantula challenge would be the next step.
To eat one, you must enter a month long raffle and, once your number comes up, you have 48 hours to order the AFFRONT TO MY SENSIBILITIES or you are considered withdrawn. They come with "dirty fries," which I assume is just deep-fried spider eggs that BURST with hatchlings on your tongue.
I hate hate hate the very thought of this and I blame my horrid boss for finding this subject so amusing. I'm going to go home and take a very long shower and you demons can go right on ahead with your abomination meals.