In Thailand, we grow our insects big. We have dragonflies as large as small birds and certain types of butterflies here are the size of a not-so-mini iPad. This grasshopper in the taxi made out of painted palm leaves is no exception. It's huge. According to the driver, it's supposed to bring good luck, but for me, all I think about are the times when annoying gargantuan bugs flew inside my car and couldn't get out.