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Watch Angelina Jolie Feed Her Children Literal Spiders & Scorpions!

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Angelina Jolie may not want to go into detail about her divorce with Brad Pitt, but she's certainly willing to show off her culinary skills!

The actress and her children were recently in Cambodia filming her latest passion project First They Killed My Father, when she decided to cook some local cuisine for everyone.

And you better believe Angie's Cambodian cookout means frying up some predatory bugs!

BBC's Yalda Hakim joined in on the family dinner, which included the 41-year-old actress showing her 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne how to "take the fangs out" of the spiders. Just regular motherly kitchen tips!

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Jolie admitted she wasn't always a pro when it came to eating bugs, explaining:

"I first had them when I was first in country. Crickets — you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer, and then you kind of move up to tarantulas."

And you thought Jennifer Aniston's diet was intense…

Nowadays, it looks like the filmmaker's refined, worldly taste for insects and arachnids has passed on to her children. In the clip, the kids don't hesitate to chow down on spiders, crickets, and even scorpions.

10-year-old Shiloh even shares a spider with mom! Don't worry, the bugs taste like "dry chips," according to Knox.

Watch the video (below) to see Angie pull apart and fry terrifying insects!

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Jimmy Fallon & Kevin Hart's 'Would You Rather' Game Goes Too Far — Watch Jimmy EAT A CRICKET For The Tonight Show Audience!

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On Tuesday night, Kevin Hart stopped by The Tonight Show to chat it up with Jimmy Fallon about his new standup flick, Kevin Hart: What Now?

Last time he was on, Kevin and the SNL alum played the world's worst and most disgusting late night game, Drinko. This time around they kept the grossness but got the audience involved for an interactive game of Would You Rather?

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The pint-sized comedian and the perpetually positive host had to do their best to guess the audience's answers to questions like:

"Would you rather have a clone of yourself you can boss around, or have a pet dog who can talk?"

Then the loser had to make a REAL Would You Rather choice: either hold worms for 10 seconds, or go full Fear Factor and eat a cricket!

Ch-ch-check out the silly game (below) as Kevin and Jimmy do their best to read the audience's mind (or jump right to the cricket appetizer at about minute 6:00)!

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Scientists Name Newly Discovered Species After Game Of Thrones Dragons!

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The newly identified Pheidole drogon worker ants are called "dragon ants" based on their strange, reptile-like spine.

But these tropical insects also got their name because the scientists who discovered them are obsessed with Game Of Thrones!

According to the study that chronicles the finding of the two separate species, one population in Papua New Guinea and the other in Fiji — explains the ants reminded the researchers of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons in the HBO fantasy series!

But unlike the fire-breathing dragons in the show, you have no reason to be afraid of the harmless drogon worker ants.

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Instead of snacking on charred sheep and the occasional extra-crispy shepherd's boy like Dany's Drogon, these insects are scavengers and collectors of seeds.

But with a gnarly spine and scary spikes around their necks (see below), these ants still look like

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Hiker Killed By 1,000 Bee Stings While Female Friend Ran To Safety

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This is so terrifying.

A 23-year-old man died Thursday morning after being stung over 1,000 times by a swarm of attacking bees, according to Maricopa County, Arizona officials.

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Alex Bestler was hiking with a female friend just before 9:00 a.m. at Usery Mountain Park in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when, without warning, a swarm of bees descended upon him and began relentlessly stinging.

His friend was able to run to the safety of a bathroom, and from there she ran to call for help — but Bestler had already been overtaken by the swarm at that point.

Even the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office seemed surprised at the sudden attack:

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Two Girls Battle Not To Eat A Cockroach In Maybe The Weirdest Japanese Game Show Challenge You'll Ever See!

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You have to give it up to Japan! They have us beat when it comes to game show edginess!

We have Lip Sync Battle, they have handjob karaoke! We bring back Fear Factor, they have… cockroach blowing?

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In one of the most insane challenges we've ever seen, two girls test their lung power in a game more crucial than anything as simple as life or death.

It's a battle to not get a cockroach in your throat!

Ch-ch-check out the pulmonary pest control challenge (above) — if you dare!

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Not The Bees! Semi Truck Crashes, Spills Out 14 Million Bees Onto Interstate!!!

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That's a lot of bees!

A semi truck was involved in a pretty bad accident Friday on Interstate 405 near Lynnwood, Washington.

And while the driver of the truck was not injured, this crash was a very different type of highway nightmare — the truck was carrying over 14 MILLION BEES!

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Many of the $92,000 worth of bees died in the crash and recovery process, but the majority of the bees were saved and put back on their way to pollinate a blueberry farm in Whatcom County.

Luckily, the crash happened around 3:30 am, making it much easier to wrangle the cargo — the sun causes bees to get much more agitated and difficult to handle.

As it is, almost all of the Highway Patrol, media, and other responders on the scene were reportedly stung at least once.

Ouch! We're just glad the driver and most of these bees ended up OK!

[Image via Evan Bush/Twitter.]

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Adopt A Cockroach Or Scorpion In Honor Of Your Ex This Valentine's Day, Courtesy Of The San Francisco Zoo!! Hilarious!!

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The San Francisco Zoo came up with an ingenious way to drum up business, help animals and provide scorned lovers with some revenge without all the bad karma.

This Valentine's Day, you can now adopt a hissing cockroach or a giant, hairy scorpion in "honor" of an awful ex!

Sure, we'd all love to send a spring-loaded box of steaming tiger poo to our evil ex-lovers, but who can afford that much flaming poop?? LOLz!

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Now, you can get revenge without being an evil poop mailer! The zoo is now allowing people to "adopt" their less cute animals.

Normally, a person could "adopt" a lion or panda or something and they'd donate money for the care of that animal. But now they've got gross options for gross people, describing the scorpion as:

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