Christopher Ingraham (previously at Neatorama) ordered a shipment of 250 crickets to feed Holly, his bearded dragon. It was the first time he bought insects over the internet, and possibly the last time.
So, a shipment of crickets for the lizard arrived via FedEx today. It was my first time ordering bulk crickets off the internet, and I naively assumed that they would be in like, a bag or some other contraption to facilitate easy transfer to another container. They were not.
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) December 29, 2018
The crickets were shipped loose in the box. He closed the box and went back to work in another room, but apparently “had not sealed the box shut as well as I should have.” The story of what happened after that is a hoot, told in a few succinct Tweets here. Or if you aren’t paywalled, you can read an expanded account of the chaos at the Washington Post. -via Metafilter
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