Some things are naturally disgusting. I was brought up to eat everything that was served, but I cannot stand anything intestinal. I could never understand why my family liked liver. To me, it smells and tastes disgusting. This is not something I learned, this is something innate.
I am pretty sure that evolution took care that the people who liked insects or grub had more offspring than those who did not.
Caviar and oysters are tasty. Escargots taste fine too, but the way they are cooked is too greasy to be healthy.
I have seen a lot of things about eating insects, but there are two things to add.
Some insects just taste like dirt or earth or mould. I once bit into a plum which was infested with larvae, and it really tasted horrific. Escargots are tasty because they are fed on grape leaves, but normal snails also taste like dirt (my father in law once accidentally ate one on a strawberry).
Second, keratin is not digestible, and the smaller the insect, the more keratin it contains versus digestible parts. What is crunchy in some insects is just shell.
There is no doubt that grasshoppers contain enough protein to e.g. stop kwashiorkor.
I think the world would be better suited with learning people that they do not need to eat so much meat. Meat should rise in price, less meat should be produced over all. This would have two effects: more people could live by producing meat, because they would not need to raise as much animals. The health of people would also rise, because of consuming less meat.
I think that the people of the United States need to declare war on the Democratic and Republican party.
You should take every opportunity to attack these parties, to organise and think about strategies to hurt them.
The Belt or ASTEX ?
Lazy the Gnome, is that you?
+1 Funny, Please!
A magazine here in Belgium (Humo) did a couple of years ago an experiment about the stock market to see what recommendations of experts were worth.
They had a team of chimpanzees and a team of experts. The results were that the chimpanzees did better than the experts.
Since the chimpanzees can probably be considered a very good random number generator, it seems that it would also probably be better to use random predictions.
Or, as Roger Von Oech would say, "Consult an Oracle".
This is in fact a proper application of the butterfly effect.