If you're hungry, eat now, because this list is probably going to put you off consuming vittles for so long that you'll end up looking like the love child of Nicole Richie and Skeletor. Now that you've been officially warned, help me count down the ten most WTF food items on this beautiful blue marble we call Earth.
"Hey, Junior! How many slices of egg do you want on your sandwich?"
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There's an old saying about durian—"Smells like hell, tastes like heaven." I'd like to add "looks like a body organ."
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5164 calories. That's what this baby packs. That's literally like eating Chris Farley.
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If you're thinking the stuff on the right came out of the thing on the left, you're right. Coffee beans that have gone through the digestive system of the this particular civet sell for between $100 and $600 USD per pound. Yum yum.
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Heart-shaped melons. They exist. It would also make a good name for a raunchy country ballad.
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Who wants plain old red ketchup when we can have Heinz that looks like Grimace's secretions?
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Cockscombs are that little floppy protrusion on the top of roosters' heads. Frankly, I'd rather just eat cocks.
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Andouillette holds the distinction of being the only food stuff on this list I've actually eaten. It is a sausage from hell. Chitlins may sound like a cute name a southern woman would have called her kids in the '50s, but trust me, it isn't.
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To put it simply, Casu Marzu is maggot cheese, and is the only food I've heard of that has actually been made illegal. You wouldn't have to ban peeing on electric fences to stop me from doing it.
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Any of you familiar with Balut won't be surprised that it topped this list. Balut is a popular Filipino street food that's just as horrible as it looks. It is the fetus of a duck, cooked within the egg and eaten by crazy people. Forgive me for not salivating at a food stuff that looks like an avian chestburster.
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If you've got a crazier WTF food item, let us know in the comments below, or post an image to the community corkboard.