Granted, eating bugs is getting closer and closer to the mainstream every day. But a new promotion at several Six Flags theme parks, including those in Denver and Illinois, is offering line-jumping privileges to anyone who eats a live Madagascar hissing cockroach.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is understandably upset. Nothing against PETA, but maybe the organization might have better luck protesting the exploitation of animals that some people actually like.

Are we empowering our kids with this message (conquer your food aversions and you will go far) or sending a creepy message (do what it takes to get ahead of the other guy)? You decide.

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