I spotted these this weekend at the CNBC news store at the Philadelphia International Airport. A little Googling around revealed that they are, in fact, real scorpions (hence the name, I suppose). As one website puts it, "Yes, the scorpion is real and edible. No, it will not sting you. Insects are a major food source for much of the world's population. If you have never tried them, join in and expand your (or your friend's) culinary tastes."