|this cricket is eating a leg|
There are ancient paintings of families with crickets, and the children's job is to use the thin stick to tickle their antennae. They would also tie the crickets to a string and fling it around like a kite. The idea is to make the cricket feel like it is flying away, but really your just pissing it off. So the madder the cricket is, the better he is at fighting. Somewhere there is a cricket plotting revenge.