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Fat America loves it fried

If it already tastes good, it’ll taste even better fried!

Deep Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried PB&J

Deep Fried Soda

Deep Fried Ice Cream

Deep Fried Twinkie

Deep Fried Asparagus

Deep Fried Bacon

Deep Fried Kool-Aid

Deep Fried Dollar Bill?

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Chicken eggs are not baby chickens

Call me an idiot, but I always thought that when I ate a chicken egg, I was eating an embryo. I don’t know what’s worse, me thinking that I was eating a baby chicken, or me being okay with eating an embryo. But it turns out, that it is a common misconception that the eggs we buy at the store are fertilized.

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In fact, the eggs at the supermarket will never develop into a chick. They are unfertilized eggs. Hens need a rooster in order to have a fertilized egg. (well duh.)

No the white string that is in many eggs is not the umbilical cord. It’s called the chalazae, which helps anchor the yolk to the egg.

And blood spots are not a sign that the egg is fertilized. They are caused by a rupture of blood vessels on the yolk’s surface.

Now that I dispelled that nasty misunderstanding, the world of laying eggs is still a bizarre one.

Some people, *cough* PETA, refer to the process of laying eggs as a “chicken period.”

What the hell?

But, it is kind of true. Hens lay one egg about once a day for a period of four to six days and then rest. They are expelling the unfertilized eggs.

Now I am very confused to why vegans don’t eat eggs. They’re not baby chickens. Are they protesting the terrible conditions chickens are grown in? If so, buy locally and support a more noble business.

Mother nature is providing for us. True, eggs are high in cholesterol, but fat isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It gives you the energy to go about your day, especially if your active and eat natural foods like fruits, veggies and meat.

I’m not saying eat eggs in mass quantities everyday, but it won’t kill you to eat them, and it’s not killing any vulnerable baby chickens either.

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Could eating magic mushrooms become the new medical marijuana?

“Drugs are bad, mkay.”

Those are famous words coined by Mr. Mackey, South Park’s school counselor. Children and young adults often hear those words (minus the “mkay”) from their own teachers, school speakers and parents throughout their young lives.

 But more and more studies are attempting to prove that a drug is actually good. They say that eating magic mushrooms may help people with  depression and other health issues.

Hmmm, is this going to turn into another medical marijuana epidemic?

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The  hallucinogenic chemical compound in the mushroom, psilocybin, helps ” turn off the parts of the brain that integrate sensations – seeing, hearing, feeling – with thinking,” according to an article on The Chart.

Wait…what? It’s going to turn off seeing, hearing, feeling? Wouldn’t that make me some kind of mindless zombie?

The study also found “that the more psilocybin shuts off the brain, the greater the feeling of being in an altered state of consciousness. [] It’s not the same as dreaming, because you’re fully conscious and aware.” Yea…this is also known as tripping.

Obviously, being in an altered state of consciousness can make one less depressed. Why do people drink after a stressful or bad event? Why do people abuse pills? To feel good.

Getting someone high is not a cure. It’s a cover-up.

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Strange foods from far away lands

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. I did exactly that when I was in Paris. I tried escargot for the first time. It tasted like slimy dirt. Not sure if they cleaned them out right. In America, escargot is considered a “strange” food. But, foods can get a lot “stranger” than snails.

Escargot Photo Credit: eatingeast Flickr

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Baby octopus is consumed in many eastern countries. I personally love octopus. Photo Credit: janetnewenham.wordpress.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Balut, which is a duck egg that has a nearly developed embryo inside, is a delicacy in the Philippines. Photo Credit: schihei.wordpress.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Funny, I just visited Cuba and iguanas run around everywhere on the base. Outside base, I am told they are not as common because, yep you've guessed it, people eat them. Photo Credit: blogs.miaminewtimes.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cockroaches in Asia thrive in the wet, tropical climate and are found everywhere, including people's' dinner plates.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tarantulas aren't kept as pets in Cambodia. Photo Credit: coasttocoastam.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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