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Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It

Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It

After several attempts to instigate policies with parliament, Irish writer Johnathan Swift channeled his ire into a satirical pamphlet that depicted child-eating as the only viable solution to the country's famine.
If Caviar Freaks You Out, We Don’t Suggest Trying Shirako – Japan’s Fish Sperm Delicacy

If Caviar Freaks You Out, We Don’t Suggest Trying Shirako – Japan’s Fish Sperm Delicacy

Shirako, which translates to "white children" in Japanese, is the raw or cooked sperm of the cod fish.
Brewers Use Yeast Found In 220-Year-Old Shipwreck To Create “World’s Oldest Beer”

Brewers Use Yeast Found In 220-Year-Old Shipwreck To Create “World’s Oldest Beer”

The beer is made from yeast that's at least 220 years old, found in a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean.
A Trippy History Of Peyote — The Mysterious Navajo Hallucinogen

A Trippy History Of Peyote — The Mysterious Navajo Hallucinogen

Peyote has been used for years by Native American Church members, but for the rest of the world, it's a Class 1 substance and extremely illegal to use.
Texas Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Prison For Stealing Fajitas

Texas Man Sentenced To 50 Years In Prison For Stealing Fajitas

The employee received the first delivery by accident, but never reported it to his superiors and instead profited from the mistake.
Down The Rabbit Hole: Absinthe’s Hallucinogenic History

Down The Rabbit Hole: Absinthe’s Hallucinogenic History

Absinthe has long captivated the minds of drinkers, in part because of it's rumored hallucinogenic properties and its green fairy accompaniment. But aside from all that, what is absinthe?
Meet Alferd Packer — The Wild West Cannibal Who Ate His Companions

Meet Alferd Packer — The Wild West Cannibal Who Ate His Companions

Alferd Packer is the wild west's most famous cannibal, who attacked several of his fellow miners during a trip through the Rocky Mountains.
15 Gross Medieval Foods That People Actually Ate

15 Gross Medieval Foods That People Actually Ate

From roasted cat to hedgehog, it's safe to say that you probably wouldn't be able to stomach most of these medieval foods.
The Durian Fruit Is A Highly Coveted Food – And It Smells Like Feet

The Durian Fruit Is A Highly Coveted Food – And It Smells Like Feet

Anthony Bourdain warned that the durian fruit will leave one with breath that smells " as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother."
7 Surreal Food Disasters From The Boston Molasses Disaster To The London Beer Flood

7 Surreal Food Disasters From The Boston Molasses Disaster To The London Beer Flood

From the London beer flood to the Boston molasses disaster, these are the strangest, deadliest food disasters in history.
17 Famous Cannibal Attacks That Will Send A Shiver Down Your Spine

17 Famous Cannibal Attacks That Will Send A Shiver Down Your Spine

Cannibalism is crazy enough as it is, but throughout history and the world, there have been some cannibal attacks that are crazier than you could ever imagine.