July 2, 2010
Andrew Christensen eats a cricket in Thailand while on a three-month trip through Africa and Asia. Crickets, cockroaches and beetles are commonly eaten in Eastern Asia.
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Andrew Christensen found a common thread throughout his recent travels through Asia. Everywhere he went, he saw statues of gods and animals were always portrayed with odd numbers of arms or legs. He said the odd numbers meant good luck, like the Scarab statue he walked around three times to ensure good health. “Here, people always seem to pick even numbers,” he said as he described intricate carvings of a multi-armed god in a Cambodian temple. “I think this is just so beautiful.”