It's said that locals here turned to deep-frying these hairy, giant arachnids out of desperation while under the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge. Today, these eight-legged creatures have become a popular everyday snack for residents of Skuon in Cambodia. Tarantulas the size of your palm are deep-fried in oil and garlic, and then dipped in lime juice and pepper sauce. It's supposed to be a good afternoon pick-me-up: crispy legs, fleshy, white meat head, and a smooth, paste-like texture of brown goop in the abdomen. Not advised for sufferers of arachnophobia.

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