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10 Foods That Make You Sick

These are the 10 foods that make me want to puke my guts out. Sweet Jesus, I'd rather take a bullet to the dome than have to consume any of these gastronomical nightmares. Have you seen worse?

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  • 1. Sandworm Jelly

    Step 1: Cut up sandworms. Step 2: Cook them into jello molds. Step 3: Puke, because GROSS.

  • 2. Balut

    Yum! Duck embryo, boiled and eaten in the shell!! Wait, did I say "yum"? I mean the exact opposite of that. A long video of some dude explaining and then eating balut is here.

  • 3. Live Squid

    Honestly, it's hard to know what is worse here: The killing and eating of live squid, or the hackneyed voiceover commentary. Both made me kind of ill.

  • 4. Deer Placenta

    This...ugh. Read about the experience of eating deer placenta soup on the inspired Weird Meat blog.

  • 5. The Hot Dog

    This exotic food is made from ground meat refuse and chemicals -- the two are mixed and turned into a liquid, and then stuffed into a skin casing. Made by robots, but (apparently) eaten by humans!

  • 6. Tuna Eyeball

    It's watching you!! It's watching you feel ill!! (Again, a full description of the cooking & eating process is available if you think you can stomach it.

  • 7. Maggot Cheese

    Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese that's left to ferment and grow maggots -- basically, a rotting, larvae-filled Pecorino. (To watch Gordon Ramsay gag while trying it, watch this and click ahead to the 6:50 mark.)

  • 8. Fermented Shark

    Hakarl is gutted basking shark that's fermented and left to dry for 4-5 months. It's gross because it smells like ammonia and makes you gag, and because it sounds kind of like "hot Carl."

  • 9. Mac N Cheese Pasta Bread Bowl

    This overlaps between foods that make you sick and those that make you fat.

  • 10. Fesikh

    Fesikh is an Egyptian dish: Grey mullet are caught, left out to putrefy, then salted and left to pickle for several months. The fish is a delicacy served during the annual celebration of Sham Al-Nessim, and causes a few people to die every year of botulism poisoning.