In this funny and entertaining video, Jacob Strickling from the Central Coast of New South Wales Australia.
First catches beach worms at his local beach Terrigal. Then he barbecues them on a charcoal burner but finally eats a witchetty grub instead.
Jacob begins the video by explaining that Australians love prawns (shrimps) on the barbecue at Christmas. However, a disease in the prawn population has reduced supply causing prices to spiral upwards from their normal price of $20 per kilogram. Then to $50 per kilogram. He sets out to catch beach worms to put on the bbq instead.
Low tide is the optimum time and he uses smelly fish to attract the worms out of the sand. Then grabs their heads with a pair of pliers in order to pull them out of the sand. The worms can grow surprisingly long, up to 1 meter in length.
After catching a few, he takes them home, skewers them and then cooks them on a charcoal barbecue. In a surprising twist, just before he eats them, declares that he’s not stupid enough to eat beach worm and as an Australian eats witchetty grubs instead, which he then goes and does!
Jacob is a YouTuber and creator of the popular channel ‘Make Science Fun’. He posts a wide range of videos which must have two criteria, i) have something to do with science and ii)be fun!