Call us immodest, but the Grinder yields to no food media blog in its coverage of bug eating. There’s been a rash of insect protein stories lately, possibly because soon all food systems will collapse and we’ll be reduced to a dusty, anteaterlike existence. But we’ll still be fine: That’s what the world learned from Theo Rosmulder, a man who got lost prospecting for gold in the Australian outback and crawled into a hole to die. Then he found a termite mound. Four days later, local Aborigines discovered him in surprisingly good condition. Press reports do not indicate whether he asked his rescuers for salt.

Also, from the Department of Cosmic Ironies: Rosmulder used to work as an exterminator. Said a pithy Australian police officer: “He kept eating what he used to kill.”

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