Mt. Adams Survivor On Today Show

Derek Mamoyac reclines comfortably, declines hospital centipedes

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Derek Mamoyac, the 27-year-old hiker who broke his ankle and survived for five days on Mt. Adams by eating centipedes before being rescued, continued burning through his 15 minutes by appearing on this morning’s TODAY Show. He shares his survival techniques and philosophy with Matt Lauer, and of course talks about his arthropod banquet, which is like catnip for morning TV hosts. Behold:

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