25 Things We Can’t Believe People Actually Eat

While most of us think that the things we eat are perfectly normal, to people in other parts of the world it could be the strangest thing ever. Don’t believe us? Just skim through this list. To someone somewhere each and every item makes perfect sense to eat. Of course, this list is probably skewed a bit towards a western ethnocentric point of view, but even so, most of us will probably find things that make us cringe. These are 25 things we can’t believe that people actually eat.

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25

Kangaroo

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This hopping marsupial is probably one of the last things you’d consider having for a meal. In Australia though, it’s considered a delicacy.

24

Cow Tongue

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Certain parts of the globe don’t let parts of the cow go to waste and this is one of the results. If you’ve ever tried imagining kissing a cow, you can consider it done once you’ve had a taste of this.

23

Cow Lung

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Keeping up with not wasting any part of a cow, here’s another part that gets eaten.

22

Kava

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This is made from the root of the kava plant wherein it gets dried, pounded into powder, placed in a cheesecloth, and then mixed with water in traditional kava bowls. It numbs the tongue and the stomach. It also helps you relax and gives you a good night’s sleep.

21

Deep Fried Mars Bars

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It’s a heart attack just waiting to happen.

20

Head Cheese

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This isn’t actually a kind of cheese in any way. It’s made by skinning a cow’s, sheep’s or pig’s head and taking out every organ.

19

Frog Sashimi

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Sashimi is chilled seafood that’s been chopped up and served raw. Apparently, however, people use the term seafood loosely.

18

Blood Pudding

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You too can be a vampire by partaking in this. Also known as black pudding, it’s made up of cooked blood and fillers such as fat, grain or potatoes.

17

Eskimo Ice Cream

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Akutaq, which is what the locals call Eskimo ice cream, isn’t the ice cream you’re used to as it’s made mostly of deer fat.

16

Scorpions

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These terrors of the undergrowth make for quite a delicacy, especially in places around Asia.

15

Natto

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As unsightly as it may look, fermented soybeans are popular in the country of their origin, Japan.

14

Pufferfish

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One thing to know about this “humble” fish is that it contains enough toxins to kill an adult 30 times over, yet the Japanese (who else?) consider it a delicacy.

13

Rooster Testicles

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They’re considered a treat in Taiwan.

12

Gold Pills

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At about $275 per pill, Citizen Citizen sells these to super rich people so that they can actually swallow pure gold.

11

$18,000 Cakes

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These cakes, made by Mervis Diamond Importers, have valuable gems as a garnish, hence the price.

10

Shoe Polish

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You may be thinking “What in the world?!” upon reading, but rest assured that Po-Zu’s shoe polish is made from 100% coconut oil.

9

Semi-Living Food

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This food makes use of a tissue engineering technique in order to grow cells into body-less parts of animals.

8

Pig Flesh Homes

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Just imagine living in a home that’s made out of 100% pork. When you’re hungry, all you need to do is take a bite out of the wall. It’s lab grown but it still has quite a ways to go, according to the people at Terreform One.

7

Lamps

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Some environmentally-conscious industrial designers showed reluctance in contributing to landfills and so they developed a lamp that’s made of pasta. Yup.

6

Stained Glass

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Don’t worry, it’s not really made of glass. It’s actually made of candy.

5

Furniture

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A chair that’s made of starch is, of course, edible and not only that, it’s also easily biodegradable and could be sculpted into a shape according to what you need.

4

Dishes

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If you’re going to eat whats on the dish then you might as well eat the dish itself. These are made of 100% cassava.

3

4,800 Calorie Burgers

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The average adult male should only consume 2,000 calories a day. However, you’ll definitely get your caloric intake on with these five pounders.

2

Headdresses

Cotton Candy Headdress

Lords and Ladies! Ladies and Lords! We present to you your respective headdresses! You’ll like them too since these are made of cotton candy plus other candy types.

1

Underwear

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It’s made out of beef jerky. Enough said.



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