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Creepy, Crawly Snacks Around The World (INFOGRAPHIC)

First Posted: 11/01/11 08:46 AM ET Updated: 11/01/11 08:46 AM ET

From Lonely Planet's new book, How to Land a Jumbo Jet, a visual exploration of travel facts, figures and ephemera. Available now from Lonely Planet.

Are you into entomophagy? Not sure? It's the practice of eating insects, and a large percentage of the world's population does this every day without thinking "Eew, gross -- I just ate a bug."

In fact the number one reason that people eat bugs in North Thailand is simple: insects are tasty.

And it turns out they're not just delicious but nutritious as well. Hungry on the road? Don't pass up a cricket.

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Filed by Paul Brady  |