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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2014, 12:15:25 PM »
I imagine real hunger can motivate you to do all sorts of things you never thought you could do.  But bugs, yech.  I'd have to figure out a way of taking them in capsules or something.  Remember that scene from the Temple of Doom where they're eating all manner of nasty stuff?  Still makes my skin crawl.
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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2014, 05:58:28 PM »
I heard snake isn't much different than eel, and eel, done right, is good.

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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2014, 06:35:35 PM »
I went through one of those phases where I tried all sorts of "exotic" stuff. Rattlesnake, Aardvark,
Tiger, and all kinda bugs. I was amused at the "It tastes like chicken" reactions. It seemed like everything did, especially the snakes.

I do remember grasshoppers - they tasted like the skin from KFC chicken (original style!).

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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2014, 07:19:11 PM »
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I do remember grasshoppers - they tasted like the skin from KFC chicken (original style!).

Well.....it is a secret recipe.  Maybe you just figured it out?
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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2014, 07:36:38 PM »
Two of my kids tried "Duck Beak" while we were in China. It was literally a cross-section of a duck's top and bottom bill, cut from front to back, with the cheek meat attached. We saw fetal pigs hanging in grocer windows.

People in this world really will eat anything edible. I naturally recoil in disgust at some of the things people eat - such as Obama, and his doggie-platter. But I think in the end, food habits is one of those things that really is just cultural, and our disgust at what others eat is just because the drastic gulf between cultures is so obvious. The fact that we are personally invested in the most intimate way (it goes into our body) in what we like to eat makes the differences more profound than other cultural differences.
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Re: Can't wait to see if this hits the libiot trend-setters and infomercial crowd
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2014, 06:32:51 AM »
I might have to go grasshopper before I do other things...like -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_(food)

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It made Cracked's #1...



http://www.cracked.com/article_14979_the-6-most-terrifying-foods-in-world.html

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