A Buddy of mine got stupid while on operation in Somalia one night. Had some time off and was drinking a few beers. He decides to grab this small camel spider that was scurring accross the ground and ate it. Funny as hell. He got sick later that night and ended up in bed for 3 days. He couldn't eat, sleep, **** or anything.
For entertainment, there was the "thunder box"... an empty ammo can. What ever could be found went into the can for a good fight. Scorpions, millipeds, spiders. For anyone wondering, the millipeds always won.
Before anyone goes off on a tantrum about not being nice to animals put this into perspective. Being on a NATO mission for 6 months in the desert, entertainment comes at a premium.