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OK, This Fact About Eating Oysters Will Probably Shake You To The Core

What the shell?!

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You saw the headline so you probably know what's about to go down, but we've got your attention anyway so pull up a chair and let's DIVE right in.

Here's the deal. Unless they're cooked, eating dead oysters can actually make you very, very sick!

safeoysters.org recommends checking oysters before you eat them (don't worry, someone in the kitchen is doing this for you if you're at a restaurant):

"If shells are open, tap them lightly with your finger. If the shell closes, the animal is alive and safe to buy. If the shell is gaping open or does not close after tapping it, the animal is dead and may harbor high numbers of bacteria which can make you ill."

When you think about it, it kind of makes sense!

  1. Did you know oysters are usually eaten alive?

    Duh, I thought everyone knew this?
    Nope, my mind is blown!
    I didn't know, but now that I think about it, it makes sense!

OK, This Fact About Eating Oysters Will Probably Shake You To The Core

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    Duh, I thought everyone knew this?
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    I didn't know, but now that I think about it, it makes sense!

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