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Car Soup. [Apr. 25th, 2008|07:30 am]
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Real "birds nest soup" is made from bird spit - the gooey, stringy saliva that Chinese swiftlets use to attach their nests to the walls of caves. The hardened saliva is prized for it's medicinal and aphrodisiac properties. The license fee to harvest one cave? $100,000. The soup is a simple chicken broth, with one good dollop of bird spit in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBenak9wtkE&e

And a 1939-1940 Chevy commercial.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-04-25 03:11 pm (UTC)
If you've ever seen the show "Planet Earth" which is along the same lines as "Blue Planet," they show men actually harvesting the nests in the caves and how dangerous it is, not to mention how long it takes the birds to build those nests.

But, really...it's still just gross.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 08:57 pm (UTC)
That's cool. if you ever do try it, let me know how it turns out? :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 08:56 pm (UTC)
We have the planet earth game, and they show the birds making it, but not the actual harvesting. it sounds fascinating.. but I wouldn't want to eat it. ;)
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