Sunday, October 19, 2008
An American man has broken the world record for holding the most cockroaches in his mouth, after keeping 11 of them in his mouth.
Travis Fessler, 35, held them in his mouth for ten seconds to smash the previous record of nine Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches, according to US media.
He said of the attempt: 'One of them tried to crawl down my throat.
That made me gag quite badly. It was difficult not to be sick but I held it in and saw it through to the end.'
He said he did not want to swallow any of them because he is a vegetarian.
Mr Fessler, a professional sword swallower and fire-eater, keeps more than 1,000 of the bugs as pets.