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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: randomposting
2008-04-25 09:00 pm (UTC)
Fetal rats?

I just puked a little in my mouth.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-04-25 09:23 pm (UTC)
I know. Pretty digusting. I know that's ethnocentric, but oh well.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ethnocentric my ass. That's disgusting.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-25 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, we eat fetal chickens all the time.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 11:08 pm (UTC)
No we don't. We eat unfertilized eggs.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-25 11:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's true, at least of most eggs today, since mass factory farms keep roosters away from the hens. Eggs produced on family farms are sometimes fertilized, though.

What I can't figure out is why the hen lays unfertilized eggs at all. It doesn't make sense, biologically speaking. Why expend all that metabolic energy producing yolk for a non-existent chick? I guess it must've been some mutation that was bred for over thousands of years. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-25 11:28 pm (UTC)
Well, it's the same as a chicken having a period.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-25 11:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I suppose it is similar.
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From: hymn
2008-04-26 01:06 am (UTC)
okay that's gross............ when i eat an egg i'm eating the chickens period.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-26 01:07 am (UTC)
Its true. lol. ;)
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From: hymn
2008-04-26 01:06 am (UTC)
there are tons of animals who need their eggs fertilized after they all ready laid them.

like fish. it's not uncommon.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-26 01:11 am (UTC)
Yes, but birds don't do that. Birds fertilize their ova before they produce the shell. Fertilization in reptiles, birds, and mammals is internal, and precedes the formation of a shell in those groups with eggshells.
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From: hymn
2008-04-26 01:20 am (UTC)
ahhh. strange then.
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-26 01:27 am (UTC)
This is at least as bad:

A balut (Trứng vịt lộn or Hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese, Pong tea khon in Cambodian) is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut

Yech! That sounds horrible!
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