What's The Grossest Thing You've Ever Ate?

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Just out of curiosity since I'm bored.
This doesn't mean that what you ate was gross to you (or maybe it was) but other people might think so.

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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    human placenta soup
    eggs soaked in children's urine
    soups with various insect moulds

    Just want to add that the above were supposedly for treating asthma. I am not even going to mention snake because that is kindergarden stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author acreativetouch
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      human placenta soup
      eggs soaked in children's urine
      soups with various insect moulds

      Just want to add that the above were supposedly for treating asthma. I am not even going to mention snake because that is kindergarten stuff.
      Derek,

      I'm familiar with TCM, and for the rest of the crew--it works! in Traditional Jewish Medicine, Maimonides ( physician to Saladin in the 12th century ) recommends mouse droppings for high blood pressure.

      I was dying from asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD. What worked for me was hyssop, honey and lemon. Drink like water for 3 days, then drink as your body dictates for 3 weeks. Go off for one week, and back on again. Drink around your pharmaceuticals--using the two hour rule. I've been pretty much free from symptoms for the last six years, but I still can't do vigerous excercise...it'll put me into an attack. I can now focus on relaxing the lungs to get over it without medication. I'm on a tea now ( TCM ) that tasts like old, dirty socks soaked in mold for anxiety and keep my nerves from becoming inflammed ( damp heat, yin deficiency ).


      The grossest thing I ever ate ( by accident ) a cockroach that fell into my food.

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    • Profile picture of the author tonyd13
      Originally Posted by derekwong28 View Post

      human placenta soup
      eggs soaked in children's urine
      soups with various insect moulds

      Just want to add that the above were supposedly for treating asthma. I am not even going to mention snake because that is kindergarden stuff.
      Derek, You must have had the worst case of Asthma ever recorded to even consider these remedies
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  • Profile picture of the author Teresa Coppes
    Conch fritters - slimey little creature that lives in the big conch shells. They're ohhh so yummy deep fried.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Chicken blood soup. The blood was congealed.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
      Derek Wong... you have a problem but that's ok. There should be a clinic in your area.
      this is thinking a hard time after dereks post....
      I've had rocky mountain oysters translated to pig balls (deep fried with ranch dressing) and escargot.
      This really doesn't top the anything else I've see but yeay and eww

      Ok since I started it tell me more
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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    Humble pie!

    Ray

    PS I've just realised this may not make sense to US readers. It's the UK equivelant of "Eat Crow"
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  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    Human placenta and children's urine for asthma??? I'm guessing it wasn't a physician who suggested that...

    You know, if you're still having a problem, you might try toenail clippings dipped in used motor oil.
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    • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
      No Ray. You are right.
      At least where I'm from humble pie is correct. Never heard of "eat cow".
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    Cow tongue!

    Really, I didn't know what it was...it was in a stew a friend of mine made, all sauteed with onions and smelled wonderful. He didn't dare mention what it was till I swallowed.

    I have vowed to never eat anything he cooks, ever again.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverartist
    I'm in the US (East Coast) and Eat Crow is more common than Humble Pie but they both are generally understood to mean the same (although I think eat crow is harsher.. as is "would you like some salt with that crow?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Dead animal meat.

    Think about it.

    I've eaten Haggis too. A lot of people think that is gross. It's
    like sausage. All flesh is basically similar. I ate all meat
    for 22 years and then I stopped. I'm not interested in going
    back but it's not like there isn't a social price to pay for
    being an herbivore.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
      Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

      Dead animal meat.

      Think about it.
      I try to get to it before the stink sets in...
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Thank for your concern about my asthma. Thankfully, those remedies were taken a long time ago when I was still a child and I was not told what they were. Just to give more details.

    My father was a physician and my mother got the placentas from a hospital where he worked before. The placenta was then washed at least 40 times in the kitchen sink before it was prepared as a soup. I was told it was "pig's lung soup" and it had a creamy taste, like chicken mushroom soup.

    As far as the eggs soaked in urine was concerned. The urine was obtained from a child of a physican friend who was a neighbour. The eggs were soaked in his urine overnight. Again I did not know what it was.


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    • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
      I would try snake. I've been living here in Florida for about six years and haven't had gator tail yet but I hear it's good.
      I was in a bar in Indy that was serving rocky mountain oysers (pig balls) and tried it - deep fried slices with ranch dressing. It wasn't bad.
      I had raccoon about a year ago at a wild game feast at my church. It tastes just like pot roast.
      I had escargot and thought it was just nasty.
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      • Profile picture of the author jimmymc
        I think the worst thing I've eaten and knowing what it was... is menudo soup. A Mexican friend invited me to a traditional Mexican restaurant and insisted that he order for me.

        It didn't taste that bad...like a bunch of fat in a watery spicy soup.

        He thought he might be able to pull one over on me...but I just ate it and went on with the conversation. Its prime ingredient is tripe or the lining of a cows stomach. Why anyone would want to eat such a thing when you have a whole cow is beyond me...of course this was before the days of e coli...now you couldn't get me to touch a cow's gut with a ten foot pole.

        Mountain oysters are great fried...we have a lot of them here in the spring...but are from calfs and not pigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    My dad said I ate poop before. Thank Goodness, I don't remember it.
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    • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
      Originally Posted by Christie Love View Post

      My dad said I ate poop before. Thank Goodness, I don't remember it.
      Haha, that is gross. I remember being told that I drank out of the toilet with a teaspoon.

      I'm just glad the two girls and one cup girls are not on this forum cuz I don't want to go there. Haha.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sagar Mehta
      Originally Posted by Christie Love View Post

      My dad said I ate poop before. Thank Goodness, I don't remember it.
      My mom remembers the day when I ate MY OWN poop. I don't remember it but am sure it happened. How? Everyone in the family knows is

      Talk about gross...
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      • Profile picture of the author michellegreen
        I am yet to meet anyone who hasn't swallowed a fly!

        Once when I was flying interstate on an airline that no longer exists here in Australia, I was given a bread roll with my meal. I bit into it and looked down and in inside the roll was a cockroach, freshly baked. I nearly threw up. They freak me out!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author YiKeS
          Originally Posted by michellegreen View Post

          I am yet to meet anyone who hasn't swallowed a fly!

          Once when I was flying interstate on an airline that no longer exists
          here in Australia, I was given a bread roll with my meal. I bit into it
          and looked down and in inside the roll was a cockroach, freshly baked.
          I nearly threw up. They freak me out!!!

          And people wonder why Aussies don`t talk much?

          Cabbage is truly disgusting ... dishwater springs to mind. :rolleyes:
          I have eaten it once and liked it, steamed with coconut cream.

          Lamb brains gross most people out ... I love `em! Mum used to
          serve it up when I was young ... ahhh the look of absolute disgust
          and sheer terror on my Sister`s face when Mum brought the freshly
          breadcrumbed and cooked lamb brains to the table .... priceless

          Sis did eventually sneak `em under the table
          to me when I learnt what blackmail was tho .. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    I suppose live mealie grubs I had to eat at a Massai wedding would seem gross but the worst part was the method of eating. You had to hold the things by their heads and nip the heads off with your finger nails before chewing them (too big to swallow whole). They tasted remarkably pleasant - a bit almondy - similar to spiders but not at all crunchy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fil-Links
      Some common food around my area, we find delicious...

      - aborted duck eggs
      - pigs blood soup
      - pigs internal organs topped with brain
      - roasted aborted piglet
      - cows balls soup
      - cows eyes in congee
      - chicken feet
      - chicken intestines

      and so much more... yummy!
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      • Profile picture of the author artwebster
        Originally Posted by Fil-Links View Post

        Some common food around my area, we find delicious...

        - aborted duck eggs
        - pigs blood soup
        - pigs internal organs topped with brain
        - roasted aborted piglet
        - cows balls soup
        - cows eyes in congee
        - chicken feet
        - chicken intestines

        and so much more... yummy!
        I'm not sure how you abort a duck egg but since the extreme mechanisation of food production in the west, these are all commonly eaten in USA and UK.

        Pigs blood soup is made into a type of sausage called black pudding

        All the rest appear in such varied products as beef burgers, chicken curry, patés, sausages, sandwich spreads, salad dressings, crab sticks (now there is a misnomer), soups and stock cubes as well as pet foods.

        To hide the identity of the contents, such products have the words 'mechanically recovered .....' in the list of ingredients.
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        • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
          I just checked this before I went to bed.
          The store here has chickens feet... how do you eat chickens feet?
          How do you eat any feet? I've seen pickled pigs feet. Thats common but still...

          You know I looked at my own foot and I saw a fat guys foot and you know what...
          There is no meat. It's just skin fat and bone.
          Look, I will try (usually) (andfoodwise not to get off the topic) once but I dont see the nourishment from eating feet.
          Well unless you are starving with I will bring up at a later time.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I read a story once about a guy surviving a shipwreck eating his own feet - was that Stephen King? Anyway....

    It is said that we each eat around 8 live spiders during our lifetimes (while we are sleeping) and that one does it for me. gaaaak.
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  • Profile picture of the author HaveFaith
    I ate dog once and it's funny how people react when they hear me say that because there is so much emotional attachment to dogs here in the West.

    HaveFaith
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    A boyhood friend of mine spent years in the Phillipines
    with his missionary parents. He said they kept dogs
    as pets but if the dog got run over the owning family
    would throw a barbecue party and invite the neighbors.
    Waste not, want not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan484
    Wow. You folks have got me beat... I'm scared.
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  • Profile picture of the author acreativetouch
    My son when he was about 18 months old ate a june bug. He was crunching away like it was delicious!

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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomOffshore
      Banned
      crispy grasshoppers cooked in soy sauce
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      • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
        Raw cabbage when I was about 13. I threw up after the first bite and deemed myself 'allergic' from that point forward. I haven't been around the stuff in years, but I'm sure that if I ever got a whiff of that nasty cabbage-smell, I'd start feeling my stomach churn within an instant. It makes me queasy just thinking about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chazzer
    OK...I don't eat gross food but the next time I need to lose a couple of pounds, I'm going to come read this thread again and again because it completely curbed my appetite.

    BLAH!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Canned asparagus in an egg omelet. Just terrible. Slimey and stringy at the same time.

    As a small child I went 24 hours without food because my mother kept trying to force me to eat it - the 3rd meal she caved.

    Years later as a teenager she tried the canned asparagus again and I threw up in her brand new husband's plate. That cured her.

    Other than that I had two different experiences with hair being put in food in restaurants. One in a burrito where it looked like someone shaved their beard, the other at the bottom of a bowl of soup and it looked like rat hair.

    Geez I can almost make myself vomit just thinking about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      Geez I can almost make myself vomit just thinking about it.
      Me too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    lol

    what is worse than finding a worm in your apple?

    finding half a worm.

    gag eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww
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    I tried fried silkworms at a Cambodian restaurant once. They looked like tasty glistening morsels of beef. They tasted, honest to goodness, like rancid sh*t!. I could not get the taste out of my mouth or the smell out of my nose for over four hours! Never ever again. I'd rather drink lumpy spoiled milk or chew up live goldfish again!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamHaroun
    Well, seeing as I'm a student living away from home I'd have to say the the food that my dorm serves - absolutely repulsive!

    But in all seriousness, the strangest and grossest thing I ever ate was probably a frog leg. Not too exotic, I know...but being 8 years old and realizing that I was biting down on a frog was enough to make my stomach turn!
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  • Profile picture of the author bluet
    To boil a Calves Head.

    Take the head, skin, and all unflayed, scald it, and soak it in fair
    water a whole night or twelve hours, then take out the brains and
    boil them with some sage, parsley, or mint; being boil'd chop them
    small together, butter them and serve them in a dish with fine
    sippets about them, the head being finely cleansed, boil it in a
    clean cloth and close it up together again in the cloth; being
    boil'd, lay it one side by another with some fine slices of boil'd
    bacon, and lay some fine picked parsley upon it, with some borage or
    other flowers.
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    • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
      Originally Posted by bluet View Post

      To boil a Calves Head.

      Take the head, skin, and all unflayed, scald it, and soak it in fair
      water a whole night or twelve hours, then take out the brains and
      boil them with some sage, parsley, or mint; being boil'd chop them
      small together, butter them and serve them in a dish with fine
      sippets about them, the head being finely cleansed, boil it in a
      clean cloth and close it up together again in the cloth; being
      boil'd, lay it one side by another with some fine slices of boil'd
      bacon, and lay some fine picked parsley upon it, with some borage or
      other flowers.
      Yeah but did you actually eat this?
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      • Profile picture of the author bluet
        Originally Posted by sjkstone View Post

        Yeah but did you actually eat this?
        lol, I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count.
        That was from a very old recipe book in the public domain.

        I think the grossest thing I ever ate was bugs, a long time ago when I had a couple motorcycles.
        It's not knowing what kind they were that made it gross. lol
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    Rocky Mountain Oysters.
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    Snake soup..thats the most wierd thing I have had till now
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    • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
      At least I didn't know what I was eating when I had human placenta soup and urine-soaked eggs.

      The most upsetting experience for me was when I had snake soup. This was not the type of the usual snake broth which I still enjoy from time to time. In fact, my mother had just bought a few skinned snakes that had their heads and tails removed and cut right down the middle in half. When she told these snake halves out of their wrapping, they starting flipping around? The sight was just horrifying. She then proceeded to put these snake halves into a crockpot and filled it with boiling water and made a clear soup out of it. I really felt horrible when I drank it.

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      • Profile picture of the author bluet
        Originally Posted by derek

        when I had human placenta soup
        Excuse me I had to go puke.
        Now, lets see, where was I?
        Originally Posted by derek

        and urine-soaked eggs.
        Excuse me I have to go puke again.
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  • Profile picture of the author acreativetouch
    When I was a teenager, I purchased a big mac at the local McDonalds. Low and behold there was a squished cockroach on the bottom of the container. I threw it away and walked out the door. Wish I would have known about THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT at that time....I would have turned them in! I now RARELY eat a McDonalds.

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