By Helen Otway
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You can eat them all if you want to! They are prepared for frying by nipping off the ends and squeezing out the green guts… just like toothpaste from a tube! qxd 12/6/07 9:37 am Page 42 42 1001 Gruesome Facts You can get Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) from eating shellfish that have fed on toxic algae. Muscular and respiratory paralysis (which is death, basically) can occur within hours of digestion. Butter and yogurt made from camel’s milk are light green. They taste like buttered chicken.
Fancy a slice of pig’s blood sausage, studded with chunks of pickled pig’s tongue? Just ask for zungenwurst next time you’re in Germany! Kumis is a Central Asian drink, made from horse’s milk that is fermented in horse skin containers until slightly alcoholic. Gruesome Food Facts Donkey meat was eaten in Britain until the 1930s. British performance artist Mark McGowan turned himself into an English breakfast for two weeks in 2003. He sat in a bath of baked beans with two chips up his nose and 48 sausages strapped to his head.
The beans are made safe to eat by hours of soaking and boiling. Tinned ones are fine! qxd 12/6/07 9:38 am Page 47 47 Fuqi feipian is a Chinese dish that translates as ‘married couple’s lung slices’ and is made of thin slices of spiced cow’s lung, served cold. If you refrigerate bananas, you’ll give them chill injury! As tropical fruits, they react badly to cold temperatures by going black and squishy. Mad honey intoxication is caused by eating honey made from rhododendron nectar. Symptoms include vomiting, excessive salivating and sweating, and tingling around the mouth.
1001 Gruesome Facts: The Gross, the Ghoulish and the Ghastly! by Helen Otway