WTF Wednesday Yuck Becomes Yum at the Disgusting Food Museum

first_img WTF? Wednesday: This High-Tech Pizza ATM Is #CollegeDietGoalsWTF? Wednesday: Celebrate National Sci-Fi Day With These Eerie Books Stay on target A meal you find super gross might be someone else’s most-loved dish at the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles.The museum, which opened its doors on Dec. 9, is a culinary exhibit that displays 80 of the world’s most un-appetizing foods. Stinky fruit, maggot-infested cheese, and metal-cleansing chemical candies are a handful of the global delicacies available to see, smell (and yes, taste), at the Disgusting Food Museum. Click through the slideshow below to see some of the delicacies on display.View as: One Page Slides1/211. Mopane wormsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesMopane worm, the caterpillar of the Emperor Moth, a popular dish in Southern Africa, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. 2. ‘Sheep Eyeball Juice’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images’Sheep Eyeball Juice’ from Mongolia is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.3. Casu marzuPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesCasu marzu, maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia, Italy, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.4. Stink BugsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesStink bugs from Zimbabwe and South Africa are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.5. Fried TarantulaPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesFried tarantula from Cambodia is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.6. Mouse WinePhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesA visitor photographs mouse wine from China at the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. 7. Bull PenisPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesBull penis, from China, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.8. ‘Turtle Soup’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesTurtle soup from China is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.9. Kopi LuwakPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesKopi Luwak from Indonesia, coffee beans eaten and excreted by the Asian palm civet, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. 10. Rocky Mountain OystersPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesRocky Mountain Oysters (bull testicles) from the US, are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. 11. Goat Milk LollipopsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesPaleton de Cajeta (goat milk lollipops) from Mexico are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.12. MidgesPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesMidges, mosquito-like flies which are captured on oiled plates and then mushed together to form high-protein black patties called Kunga Cake and are popular in Eastern Africa, are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.13. Fish sperm sacksPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesShirako, fish sperm sacks, popular in Japan is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.14. ‘Fruit Bat Soup’Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesFruit bat soup from Guam is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif.15. Lab-Grown MeatPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesLab-grown meat from the US is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.16. Jugo de Rana (Frog Juice)Photo Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images’Jugo de Rana,’ from Peru, a drink made of whole skinned frog, quail eggs, honey and other ingredients combined in blender and strained to remove bone fragments is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.17. Salty salmiak liquoricePhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesSalty salmiak liquorice, from Nordic countries, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 18. GrasshoppersPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesNsenene or grasshoppers, a popular bar snack in Uganda, is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, Calif.19. Pop-TartsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesPop-Tarts from the US are presented in the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.20. Disgusting Food MuseumPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors take in the sites and smells at the Disgusting Food Museum on December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.21. Canned Pork BrainsPhoto Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesCanned pork brains are displayed in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, California. You might already be thinking “EWW,” but there’s much more to the Disgusting Food Museum than observing “nasty” cuisine. According to the museum’s website, the emotion of disgust plays an important role in our gastronomic preferences. What we might find gross to nosh on could be another person’s favorite feast. At the end of the day, we can still appreciate what other people eat across the globe.“What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another,” says the museum’s website. “[The] Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible.”When you visit the museum, you’ll see these scrumptious delights displayed in glass cases. Other noteworthy foods you’ll be able to view include Surströmming (fermented herring from Sweden), Hákarl (well-aged shark from Iceland), and Cuy (roasted guinea pigs from Peru).Weird beverages are also on display at the museum. “Mongolian Mary,” a cocktail made with tomato juice and pickled sheep eyeballs, is commonly used to cure hangovers, reported Los Angeles Magazine. Oh, and dead mouse wine is said to be a handy health tonic that tastes like gasoline.We might have different food preferences, but the one thing that keeps us running (besides Dunkin’), could bring us together. Epic mealtime might feature different dishes and beverages, but at the end of the day, we all love to eat, drink, and be merry.Get your tickets to the Disgusting Food Museum, which is open from December 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018 here. More on Geek.com:WTF? Wednesday: Feast Your Eyes on the World’s Largest Gingerbread Village WTF? Wednesday: Wacky International Banana Museum Exists for Fruit FanaticsWTF? Wednesday: 10 Wackiest Pumpkin Spice Products You Can Buylast_img

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