Internet fads and memes are usually pretty harmless, but sometimes they cross into genuinely dangerous territory. For example, take the Tide Pod eating thing that plagued social media some time back. But this latest thing leaves Tide Pods in the dust. It’s not only potentially more dangerous, but also infinitely more disgusting. Apparently, some people have gotten it in their heads that it’s a good idea to eat raw spoiled meat. And we’re not talking about a steak that went old a couple days ago, either – this is about meat that’s in advanced stages of decomposition. We’re talking about meat that’s green and brown and swarming with bacterial colonies. You know, the genuinely rotten stuff that wouldn’t look out of place on a death metal album cover. Some of these people claim that they just prefer their meat a little bit decomposed. They say that it just tastes better that way. But other are after a special kind of high that you can supposedly get from this “high meat,” as they call it. Reportedly, the rotten meat produces a sense of euphoria after consumption.
Food & Drink
If you spend a lot of time scrolling through social media, you’ve probably grown used to the posts and stories touting the miraculous benefits or hidden dangers of various foods. While most of these claims are often overblown and downright false, there are still those somewhat harmless food myths that have been drilled into our heads for so long that we don’t even realize they’re fake. Here are seven of the most enduring myths.
The intensifying Grand Solar Minimum is causing concern for new-crop grains supply, and is fueling the current rally. Across the global grain markets, sizable gains have been registered, with Chicago maize prices rising 18 percent over the past week, and UK feed wheat futures gaining 17 percent in the last 12 days. On Monday, the European Commission released its latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report, detailing conditions to April 21. It reveals that the recent and long-lasting out-of-season freeze has delayed development of winter crops across the majority of the continent, while also delaying the sowing and emergence of spring drilled crops. As a result, further cuts have been made by the Commission to its forecast yields.
Daniel Rwehura is a pioneer of cockroach breeding in Tanzania. After an intense information e-campaign, he has conquered the support of consumers, the government, and universities to produce cockroach protein in the country.
Since 1966, customers at convenience store chain 7-Eleven have been guzzling down Slurpees. The flavored ice drink is a popular order during the warm summer months, where people can cope with hot days by submitting to brain freeze. So why has 7-Eleven anointed chilly Winnipeg, Canada, as the Slurpee Capital of the World? According to Emily Baron Cadloff at Thrillist, it may have something to do with Winnipeg citizens leaning in to their cold climate rather than opting for warmer beverages. Since the first Winnipeg 7-Eleven opened in 1970, the drink has been flying out of dispensers. The province of Manitoba sells over twice as many Slurpees as anywhere else in Canada, with Winnipeg in particular moving an average of 188,000 Slurpees every month. Per capita, Manitoba sells more of the frosty drinks than anywhere else in the world. This despite temperatures dropping to -4° F and snow falling for around half of the year. It’s since become embedded in local culture. There’s a market for actual Slurpee machines sold to private parties. During the store’s Bring Your Own Cup events, locals have been known to bring kitchen sinks and kiddie pools to fill up with the slush.
Some of the cheapest, widely available eggs tested by Marketplace may be just as nutritious as some of the most expensive. These eggs can vary in price at the grocery store from about $2.75 per dozen to more than $7.49 per dozen, with many options in between. Usually, the least expensive that Marketplace tested were conventional eggs, while the organic eggs were the most expensive. And when it came to the organic eggs, not all of them tested equally. In Marketplace’s test, organic eggs produced on small farms had more nutrients than the big-brand organic eggs sold at Canada’s largest grocers under private labels and by two of the largest egg brands in the country… In the first comparison, the team focused on conventional and organic eggs sold by the biggest grocers in Canada — Loblaws and Sobeys — as well as some of the biggest egg brands on the market — Burnbrae and LH Gray, which sells Gray Ridge and GoldEgg. For most of the nutrients tested, there were no large differences between the cheaper conventional eggs and the more expensive organic options.