The Most DANGEROUS Foods People Actually Eat!

The Most DANGEROUS Foods People Actually Eat!


Here are some of the most dangerous foods
that people actually will eat! 10 – Raw Baby Octopus
Also known as San-nakji, this dish is basically a raw, small octopus that’s sometimes eaten
alive! Even if it isn’t alive prior to consumption,
many of the nerve cells are still firing and the tentacles still move around. This really odd feature is thanks to their
nervous system with neurons located in the arms. Getting past that mental hurdle of wiggling
tentacles isn’t the tough part. It’s being able to actually swallow the
tentacles that’s the hardest task here. The tentacles contain miniature suction cups
that keep on working even when the octopus isn’t alive. Yep. They can hold onto someone’s throat. Do I really need to mention choking hazards
here?! Would YOU eat a raw baby octopus?! Let us know in the comments! And oh yeah, do us a favor, hit that like
button, down here! 9 – Hakarl
The fact that humans still eat rotten shark meat this day and age makes you wonder how
we evolved to be the smartest, most advanced species ever to roam the planet. But you know what, here we are! This dish is from Iceland, where Hakarl is
a traditional dish. Hakarl is a mixture of Greenland Shark and
other Sleeper Sharks that’s hung up to dry for five months to ferment before eating. Sound appetizing yet? Since this fresh shark meat is poisonous when
it’s fresh of a high content of urea and trimethylamine oxide, chefs have to go to
great lengths to prepare it for consumption. When the sharks are first caught, they’re
gutted and placed in a shallow sandy hole for several weeks. Then strips of the meat are hung up for five
months. Just try and imagine THAT smell! Hákarl contains a large amount of ammonia
and has a strong smell, similar to many cleaning products. People trying it for the first time apparently
gag involuntarily on the first attempt to eat it because of the high ammonia content! Yeah, that’s gonna be a no for me dawg. First-timers are advised to pinch their nose
while taking the first bite, as the smell is much stronger than the taste. While this is a well liked dish in Iceland,
the rest of the world seems to hate Hakarl. Anthony Bourdain described it as quote “the
single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing.” Chef Gordon Ramsay tried it and….well you
can pretty much guess how that went. Anyway, not only can this meat be dangerous
if it isn’t prepared right, the payoff seems to be virtually non existent! 8 – Casu Marzu
Does rotten cheese made from sheep milk with maggots swimming around in it sound tasty? It’s soft cheese with putrid liquid from
wormy maggots. Yet, there are Italians that like to eat this
dish! Pecorino cheese is left outside for days,
while larvae lay eggs in the cheese. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae will chomp
their way through the cheese. Meanwhile, acid from their digestive system
just pours into the cheese. Unsurprisingly, this cheese is often unsafe
to eat. To begin with, it’s only safe to eat it
WHILE THE MAGGOTS ARE ALIVE! Also, if you eat any of the maggots, there’s
a good chance that they can survive on the inside of your intestines, a condition called
pseudomyiasis. The European Union has banned the cheese,
and offenders face heavy fines. Because of this, casu marzu can only be found
on the black market! 7 – Blood Clams
If you ever find yourself in Bangkok and you’re feeling adventurous and you’re trying to
take advantage of your insurance, be sure to check out Blood Clams. The thing is, when these clams are served
raw, that’s when they’re most dangerous. They’re supposedly extremely tasty, assuming
if shellfish is your thing. If you decide to eat it raw…..watch out. People have been known to suffer from “Rotten
Stomach” which is pretty much exactly what you think it is. Yeah. It’s all liquid. Because the blood clam lives in low-oxygen
environments, in order to get the nutrients they need, they ingest a lot more viruses
and bacteria, such as hepatitis A, typhoid, and dysentery, just to name a few. And while they can be found in the waters
all over the world, some countries ban the import of them because of health concerns. If you’re gonna try it, we’d recommend
to only eat it fully cooked, unless you’re wanting to spend a few days in the bathroom
or the hospital! 6 – Nomura’s Jellyfish
When most people go to the beach, they avoid large jellyfish. That’s just basic common sense right? But some people prefer to eat jellyfish. Commonly known as Nomura’s Jellyfish, it’s
one of the largest jellyfish in the world, and it’s technically edible, even if it’s
low on nutrition. There’s a Japanese company called Tango
Jersey Dairy, and they make this crazy Vanilla and Jellyfish Ice Cream using Nomura’s Jellyfish. Cubes of the jellyfish are soaked in milk
and it reportedly has a chewy texture. It must taste awesome though because people
more or less risk their lives to eat this stuff. If the toxic part of the jellyfish isn’t
properly removed, and the remaining parts properly cooked, the toxins can be dangerous. However, jellyfish in general have been eaten
in Asian countries for thousands of years now. It’s used in a variety of dishes, and jellyfish
is often utilized to add texture or to spruce up salads. 5 – Monkey Brains
It’s not ever necessary to eat monkey brains, but some people allegedly do it anyway. In a modern context, it’s more of an urban
legend than an actual thing. In China, it’s illegal to sell Monkey Brains,
and breaking this law will land someone in jail for up to 10 years! But assuming someone did eat monkey brains
and managed to not get caught, they’d have something called Creutzfeldt-Jakob (yah-cub)
disease to deal with. This is a dangerous brain disease that pretty
much guarantees whoever gets it doesn’t make it. 90 percent of people who contract this disease
lie within a year. Of course, it’s hard to say if there’s
any actual evidence of people eating monkey brains. It’s largely rumored to be rooted in Eastern
and Asian folklore, as there have been legends that suggest that it was served at the Manchu
Han Imperial Feast during the Qing dynasty. The feast was a multi day banquet where hundreds
upon hundreds of dishes were served to the Emperors. Armed with that little tidbit of information,
pop culture has often depicted monkey brain eating as an Eastern thing. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death, pop
into mind for example. Who can forget the monkey brain scene! However, it’s just historically inaccurate. However, who knows about today. Anyone that’s actually eating monkey brains
should really reconsider THAT dietary choice! 4 – African Bullfrogs
As their name would suggest, African Bullfrogs make their homes in, wait for it…. Africa. Preferring the dry savanna, shrublands and
marshes, these large amphibians hang around all over the place in Africa. As there are no laws that prohibit the trade
of African Bullfrogs, they’ve become an increasingly popular choice for exotic pets. One reason for this laissez faire approach
is that Bullfrogs in general are kind of disruptive to their ecosystem as they eat just about
everything that they can get their mouths around. Anyway, it’s not uncommon for African Bullfrogs
to be kept in captivity or to be featured items on restaurant menus. The French, for example, are known to enjoy
eating their legs. But in Africa, however, some folks eat the
whole frog. This isn’t a great idea. Their skin and organs contain a toxin called
Oshiketakata that’s extremely dangerous. When the frogs are young and have yet to mate,
that’s when the toxin is present. Ingesting the toxin can lead to kidney failure. However, it’s a celebratory dish in Namibia,
and they’re still happy to take the risk and eat the entire frog. 3 – Fesikh
The Egyptians have a lot of traditions. One of them is eating a potentially dangerous
fish called Fesikh. Like virtually every other item on our list,
this fish is potentially lethal if it isn’t prepared correctly. Even if this dish doesn’t end your life,
it can cause botulism poisoning, which isn’t a walk in the park. And while the Egyptian Ministry of Health
and Population issues a yearly warning telling its citizens not to eat Fesikh, the BBC reported
in 2017 that it only serves to increase interest in the fish. For thousands of years now, egyptians have
feasted on this fermented fish meat. The recipe itself is simple. The fish is dried in the sun and then placed
in large wooden vats filled with the right ratio of salty water for 45 days. The key to success is apparently in knowing
all the subtle fishy rules. While the fish technically remains raw, the
salt ‘cooks’ it, in theory preventing any rotting. The end result is a normal looking fish on
the outside with a grey-tinged, gooey inside that apparently reeks. If it isn’t prepared with enough salt or
if there’s already dead fish floating in the water, botulism bacteria, which thrive
in anaerobic environments, can fester. It causes nausea, paralysis, or in rare cases,
even breath! 2 – Pufferfish
Despite looking weirdly cute and also being highly poisonous, the pufferfish is still
a fairly popular dish in Japan called fugu. The majority of pufferfish species are toxic
and some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world! There are strict laws in Japan that govern
how this fish is prepared. Any chef who prepares a pufferfish for consumption
must have at least three years of training, which for the sake of reference, is considerably
longer than it takes to get a pilot’s license! Fugu is normally eaten in thin sashimi slices,
but it can also be served in other ways, such as in soup or deep fried. The liver of a pufferfish is allegedly very
tasty, but it’s the most poisonous part, and serving it has been banned in Japan since
1984. Their livers contain a lethal dose of tetrodotoxin,
a toxin that blocks sodium channels, causing paralysis of the muscles, tongue and lips. The worst part is, when someone’s poisoned,
they stay conscious the whole time. They just can’t move or speak! Also, there’s no antidote for it. Fugu has been a part of the Japanese diet
for centuries, and no matter how poisonous it is, its taste and the danger involved won’t
stop this dish from being consumed anytime soon! What do YOU think is the craziest food on
this list? Would you ever try fugu? Let us know in the comments! 1 – Wild Mushrooms
It should go without saying, DON’T EAT WILD MUSHROOMS! If you buy them at the store….great, go
to town on em. But unless you’ve spent some serious time
studying mushrooms, don’t eat what you find in the woods. For some reason, people still do it! Telling the difference between safe mushrooms
and toxic ones is a challenge even for the seasoned professional. If you picked wrong, you’ll first have issues
such as throwing up, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and nausea. After that, you may think you’re getting
better. However, the worst is yet to come. Finally, about 48 hours later, the liver begins
to fail, leading to multi-organ failure and possible breath. Charcoal is sometimes used to absorb the poison,
but beyond that, there’s no antidote. So the moral of the story is simple….DON’T
EAT WILD MUSHROOMS! Here’s what’s next

33 Replies to “The Most DANGEROUS Foods People Actually Eat!”

  1. Why would you put monkey brains on this list while admitting no one really/reportedly eats it?!? Just so that you can have a shocking add on. 👎

  2. Conclusion eat Mac Donald's this is the game or what ? Sorry this is wild mushrooms seasons and those are just so good and tasty. So far still alive ! Cheers

  3. The raw baby octupus is almost something out of a klingon restaurant scene from Stae Trek: The next Generaton. In fact all ten dishes would be a Klingon's delight.

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  4. i dont know how i end up here ….but this page really freaks me out. its like a horror movie . humans seem the most cruel ,ignorant and mean species on this planet . asiatic ppl are …hhhhhhhhhhhhhh .i think another hitler it's a good idea at this point

  5. Lie about wild mushroom because I do it all my life, so do many people I know… I do it from childhood I just never pick mushroom I am not sure about, only one I do know for sure, but it is not so difficult to learn that, if small children can… Mushroom in a store are very poor in taste, and it is only one kind… What?

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