Oddly Enough Blog

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Jiminy Cricket! You’re eating what?

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Recently, we blogged a story about the popularity of cricket cuisine in Vietnam, billed as finger food for beer drinkers.”

Today, we have a video report to go with it. Katie Juhl reports:

We’ve had a run of stories about odd tastes in food recently. You may want to check out worms on the menu, the animal head restaurant and my favorite, frogs in a blender.

I’ll just put up with the sexual problems, thanks…

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Ewwwwwww! This is like one of those gross-out games that kids play, and these guys in the picture win for sure.  They’re blending up a big old batch of skinned frog, which some folks think cures fatigue, sexual problems and other stuff.  You should thank me for not choosing some of the other photos from this series, and you should send me money for not using the one of a happy customer chugging his soda fountain glass full of lip-smacking pureed frog.shake300.jpg                                    

 Bertha Piranes prepares to blend a skinned frog to make a juice popular with working-class Peruvians who believe the drink can cure illnessess ranging from fatigue to sexual impotency, at a market in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima, August 16, 2006.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo 

As funny as a cup of barf…

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Sometimes it’s amusing to imagine the very worst person your son or daughter could possibly bring home to introduce as their betrothed. You know, your worst nightmare. 

Okay, here come some contenders. One government worker has been fired and another demoted following allegations they were  leaping naked from  filing cabinets, having sex in office lavatories, and vomiting in cups which they left for other people to find.  Yes. Suddenly, the Ricky Gervais character from “The Office” is looking pretty good by comparison, isn’t he? Here’s the story: