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is your food playing with you?

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Ahh….nothing like eating your breakfast and catching up on some blog reading…..

Well, you just might want to put your fork down for a moment….unless you have an iron gut…

Today we are talking about eating live foods.

No, not live, as in whole, nutritious fruits and vegetables.  More like live….as in ALIVE….

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Who does this????  Apparently THESE guys!!!!

Alka Sharma writes,

Casu Marzu (Italy)

One form of sheep’s milk cheese is full of crawling white worms. It is  over-fermented – in a stage of decomposition – and is known as Casu  Marzu. It is a traditional dish from Sardinia, Italy that is believed to  increase sexual desire.

Casu Marzu is made when the cheese fly lays eggs (about 500 eggs at one  time). When the eggs hatch, the maggots (larva of the fly) begin to eat through  the cheese. The soft texture of the cheese is a result of the acid from these  thousands of maggots’ digestive systems breaking down the cheese’s fats. But see  for yourself.

The most important aspect of eating Casu Marzu is that it should be eaten  when these wriggling maggots are alive, or else it is full of dead maggots and  is considered to be unsafe. It is also advised to wear eye protection while  eating as these maggots can jump as high as half a foot, straight into the eye.  Also, not only could this food cause allergic reactions and intestinal larval  infection, but it may also lead to vomiting, nausea and deadly diarrhea. Still,  people risk their lives to eat it.”

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Oh super!  Look!  A video to go with the article!! Yay!

Read more at http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-7-bizzare-habits-eating-food-while-animal-still-alive?image=1#baoHOPYo55jojpMM.99

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on a lighter note……

Mrs. Ravioli comes to visit her son Anthony for dinner.
He lives with a female roommate, Maria.
During the course of the meal, his mother couldn’t help but notice how pretty Anthony’s roommate is.
Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between Anthony and his roommate than met the eye.

Reading his mom’s thoughts, Anthony volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Maria and I are just roommates.”
About a week later, Maria came to Anthony saying, “Ever since your mother came to dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver sugar bowl.  You don’t suppose she took it, do you?”

“Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her, just to be sure.”

So he sat down and wrote an email:
Dear MaMa,
I’m not saying that you “did” take the sugar bowl from my house ; I’m not saying that you “did not” take it.
But the fact remains that it has been missing ever since you were here for dinner.
Your Loving Son
Anthony
Several days later, Anthony received a response email from his MaMa which read:
Dear son,
I’m not saying that you “do” sleep with Maria, and I’m not saying that you “do not” sleep with her.
But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the sugar bowl by now.
Your Loving MaMa

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