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Date: 01/11/09 09:25 AM

92 Responses to 18 Weird Things People Eat Around the World

  1. Profile photo of damncoolpics
    damncoolpics Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:15 am
    Link: 18 Weird Things People Eat Around the World - Half the fun of traveling is getting out and enjoying all sorts of foods you`re not used to eating.
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    nobody404 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:30 am
    Now that I think about it, I really want to eat a scorpion...
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    chrisi1707 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:31 am
    I eat animal`s liver and hearts with noodles :P
  4. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Yuck.
  5. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:33 am
    The only thing there that I wouldn`t eat is the live fish.
  6. Profile photo of Trexa
    Trexa Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Yummy! Heh heh heh...
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    Smashking Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:41 am
    What, and Americans eat `normal` food?

    Anyways, I had the chance to eat that maggot cheese, Im beginning to regret turning it down.

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    zep fan Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:42 am
    Ewwwww. The herring.. just... ugh.

    The weirdest thing I`ve ever eaten is fried alligator. It was tasty. I`m not sure if it`s like crocodile, but I think it`s probably pretty close.

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    Vanwa Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:42 am
    Um, I`ll stick to spaghetti
  10. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:44 am
    I wouldn`t touch any of that.
  11. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:47 am
    I`m not hungry anymore.
  12. Profile photo of SuperJesus
    SuperJesus Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:49 am
    The crocodile wasn`t that wierd. I would try it. And MAYBE the raw whale.
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    SuperJesus Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:49 am
    And maybe a scorpion. But that`s it.
  14. Profile photo of gandhi172
    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:50 am
    Some of those look actually kind of good.
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    wtswangx1 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:55 am
    i would eat the crocodile, it looked pretty good. and ive had raw octopus before. which wasnt bad. thatd probably be it though
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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 9:55 am
    chicken cartilege doesn`t look so bad, actually. XD
    but some of those were just revolting.
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:00 am
    aw, they`re eating horseshoe crab, one of the only animals I get upset about killing, just because they have been around for so long and seem so gentle.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:07 am
    mmm maggot cheese
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:17 am
    Reminds me of the TopGear Vietnam Special (US people make sure to watch it when it crosses the pond - it`s downloadable at Final Gear as well)


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    They ate cooked snake, a still-beating snake heart, drank vodka with snake blood and later had crispy sparrow. Well, two of them did. Richard just had rice crispies.
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  20. Profile photo of Cata
    Cata Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:20 am
    whale meat looked good but the rest...im still puking
  21. Profile photo of maxell
    maxell Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:26 am
    some of that looked kinda ok to eat, the weirdest thing ive eaten (being weird not gross) would have to be raw beluga whale. it didn`t seem weird at the time but when you think about it, that was a beluga whale!
  22. Profile photo of chaitanya
    chaitanya Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:35 am
    i guess vegetarians dont live in china. who noticed

    15
    --
    18

    in asia. east asia. something over the years went horiibly wrong.

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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:56 am
    I have eaten Guinea Pig in Peru... I guess that would be the weirdest. Also, I was born and raised in Chicago and I never saw any bugs for sale to eat there. I did read that right, correct? I think it said Chicago.
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    Harkannin Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 10:58 am
    I wonder if "rotted soybeans" = tofu.
  25. Profile photo of plimpslap
    plimpslap Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:07 am
    wow, thats odd. I live in chicago and havent heard of those bugs being served. And i dont think crocodile is that weird i`ve tried it in australia and it tastes pretty good.
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    ty651 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:10 am
    crocodile meat is good...
  27. Profile photo of Anyalazagna
    Anyalazagna Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Half the diarrhea of traveling is getting out and enjoying all sorts of foods you`re not used to eating.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Harkanin those "rotten soybeans" are just natto...awesome stuff! All of these things (well besides the eye, as I havent had it so I cant say) are all great, viva ignorance
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    miauw Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 am
    I wonder why raw harring from Holland is on that list, we eat that here in Belgium too, nothing gross about it, I don`t eat it because I don`t like fish but you can`t compare that with an eyeball or a shoe horse, come on!
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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 am
    lol im mad that chitlins made it to the list lol. they are quite common down here. i, however, hate them
  31. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:21 am
    I`ll pass.... O_o
    And how come balut isn`t on there?
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:22 am
    I cant imagine some of the bacteria that lives in these fish and things. I mean dogs have thousands of bacteria in their mouths that could kill us. Thats probably the reason for diarhea. The thing i am least likely to eat is anything alive
  33. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:27 am
    Ummm... No thanks.
  34. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:31 am
    im hungry now time to go to the nearest ant hill.
  35. Profile photo of keekeekamek
    keekeekamek Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:44 am
    Crab isn`t weird... It`s really common.
  36. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm
    i know a guy who`s eaten casu marzu or something like it... he said that it smelled so bad that they had to cover their noses to eat it, but it didnt taste all that bad...
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    IceGhost Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    I wanna try a whale...
  38. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    "lol im mad that chitlins made it to the list lol. they are quite common down here. i, however, hate them"

    "I wonder why raw harring from Holland is on that list, we eat that here in Belgium too, nothing gross about it, I don`t eat it because I don`t like fish but you can`t compare that with an eyeball or a shoe horse, come on!"

    That`s because you are from that region, so you would think it`s not weird. I, however, find both of those things to be weird, and someone from china might not think raw octopus is weird.

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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    OH my god.
    Some of those did turn my stomach.
  40. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Ummm, we don`t eat bugs in Chicago.
  41. Profile photo of burjo7
    burjo7 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    raw whale meat.... i`m sure that is illegal
  42. Profile photo of quiknas
    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    i can somewhat see trying a few of those things...but i don`t know the frame of mind one must get into to eat the maggot cheese or the rotten soybeans... or the sperm
  43. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    Presumably when they sell raw whale meat youre supposed to cook it before you eat it?
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Ive seen the cheese one before, and have seen pictures of weird fish and things at a market in south korea..
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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    ive eaten a lot of weird poo, ive eaten crocodile, kangaroo, emu, ostritch, horse, widgedy grubs.. pretty grim :|

    reminds me of wildboyz, DISGUSTOBUGS !

    and also, the soya beans are eaten on "steve, dont eat it!" which is maybe my favourite blog ever.

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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    I`ve eaten all kinds of weird food but that maggot cheese just can`t be any good for you. *barf
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Here`s another for your delight:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut
    Basically, a hard boiled fertilized egg.
  48. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Well I don`t eat meat (or cheese or... semen) so I would be the rude foreigner who doesn`t want to eat their crazy crap. The only thing I could possibly eat would be the rotten soybeans, but I`m not even a huge fan of non-rotten soybeans..

    So yeah, that basically crosses off everything on that list.

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    oh blegh! i suppose, ive seen worse. whole sheeps heads and such

    My son ate a witchety grub and dugong soup when he was younger :D hes braver than me

  50. Profile photo of tornadofdoom
    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Personally, I would eat the bugs,the crocodile and raw octopus. Maybe the Chitlins.

    I`ve already had chicken cartilage, it`s not that bad... Tuna Eyeball doesn`t sound too gross, but it`s not for me.

    But the rest are a bit too much for me.

  51. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Eating bugs is *not* common in Chicago, at all. I don`t know anyone who does it or has done it.
  52. Profile photo of tornadofdoom
    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    And aero:

    Most chinese people would find raw octopus weird. Take it from a chinese person (the japanese wouldn`t though, I saw it on bizarre foods)

  53. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Raw octopus? Oh, Tako! Nice sushi, but not very flavorful, however very VERY chewy.
  54. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    the raw herring is commenly done in norway.

    the raw whale meat i don`t understand why`s on the list :S

    its just meat... uncooked proteins. i have had whale meat on several ocations and eating it raw /rare is just like having a banana.

    but the eye (p1) freaked me out :P how do you eat that? where do you start? isnt it just 0 nutricion and 99% slime?

  55. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    Preguess: Some gross food from my ancestors--the Phillipines

    Ah, damn. You people sdhould check out my freezer--all the cow bile and pig`s blood you can EAT

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    orchydork Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    lol @ dried lizard
  57. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:25 pm
    I WAS hunry...
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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    i would want to try most of those... except the water bug one.. those terrorized me as a child.. ugh!
  59. Profile photo of mewdeeman
    mewdeeman Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    Raw herring is no different than sushi. Nothing weird about it. It tastes great!
  60. Profile photo of toans
    toans Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    codfish sperm and dried lizrd???
    CODFISH SPERM!!!! DID YOU SEE IT???? WFT???
  61. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    letsgopoping
    go try the sperm but leave us out
  62. Profile photo of Grizzzzzzzzz
    Grizzzzzzzzz Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    a tuna eyeball?


    really?

    :/

  63. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    The sperm one looked the least nasty...

    o_O

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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    oh my god why would anyone ever want to eat an eyeball out of choice... D:
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Yeah those are sperm sacs. Considering that I eat fish eggs all the time, and think they`re yummy, I wouldn`t have any problem eating the sperm. Actually, I would be just fine eating anything on that list.
  66. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    I enjoy octopus actually, its got good texture and it leaves you saying,
    "I BEEN HAS SADYYSFY!"
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Seemed like the title should have been "18 Weird Things People Eat In Asia"
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    Armanith Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    Giant Water Bug....*GAG*
  69. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    Nasty, only thing that seems good would be crocodile. o.O
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    subzeroblue2 Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    for some strange reason, i have always wanted to eat a fried cricket. but I think that maggot cheese is banned in that country
  71. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    --Seemed like the title should have been "18 Weird Things People Eat In Asia"--

    Except they weren`t all from Asia.

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    Tekno Female 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Oh. That`s... um. That`s nasty. *runs to the bathroom & barfs*
  73. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    There`s this one dish my dad cooks with pig blood and vinegar, then puts pork and pig`s liver in it.
    It`s tasty. :P
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    Some things are just not meant for us to eat.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    Raw octopus is weird? The author must have not eaten sushi for a long time, or never at all.

    Raw octopus sushi is delicious!

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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Weird is relative.
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    beaman Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Must be the drunkin bums in Chi-town that eat bugs, cause I`ve never heard or seen such a thing.
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    gigglygiggle Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    Giant Water Bug (Eaten in Taiwan) but the text shown is THAI.

    FAIL.

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    littleb Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    I`m from Holland, and I love them raw herrinz
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    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    rotten soy beans.... why would you eat rotten food?...
  81. Profile photo of sewermonkey
    sewermonkey Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2009 at 11:57 pm
    Lets add a few things ive had people in other countries might find strange. Pickled pigs feet, Chicken gizzards, polk salad and snapping turtle. Just off the top of my head.
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    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 1:26 am
    Balut is way worse than most of these. No, I haven`t tried it. No, I don`t care, even if it does taste downright scrumptious.
  83. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 2:00 am
    Have fish eggs then have fish sperm and make fish in your stomach!
    The only one I wouldn`t eat (probably) would be the eye. Fish eyes creep me out. >.>
  84. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 2:38 am
    I like Herrings in oil in the small tins at the grocery. Holy crap those are good.
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    mardraum Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 4:19 am
    Goat testicles yum yum!
  86. Profile photo of 2otto2
    2otto2 Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2009 at 6:02 am
    I`ve eaten some of these dishes and they weren`t really the weirdest. Mostly they were quite ok. Scorpions are nice and crispy, bamboo maggots a bit dry, giant bugs are quite tasty. What`s the deal?

    It`s weirder and more dangerous to eat my sister`s cooking.

    BTW: I miss Haggis in this list. never tried so far. pity.

  87. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2009 at 8:32 am
    Live fish made me :(
  88. Profile photo of murrymalty
    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 8:59 am
    Haggis aint that wierd ppl, thats y it aint on the list, the maggot cheese is the fudgeing worst!
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    those lizards made me nauseous
  90. Profile photo of JJRed88
    JJRed88 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    What`s wrong with the chittlin`s, crocodile, or lizard?
  91. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    there`s nothing wrong with a little crocodile.
  92. Profile photo of SarahJ86
    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    January 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    I don`t see what`s so strange about the raw octopus or herring.. or even the chittlins and crab roe! I draw the line at little tiny lvie fish though!

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