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'What's for dinner?' 15 of the strangest things people actually eat

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From fish sperm to tree bark, people around the world eat and enjoy some of the oddest items.

People often disagree on eating certain things. From exotic animal body parts and things not considered food in general to some items' wild preparations, various delicacies are available for those seeking palate adventures. Some are even rated deliciously.

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1. Nutria are river rats hunted and cooked in variety. It is said to be a delicious source of protein. This meal is being even being promoted by the Louisiana state; their wetlands are full of them.  

2. Cockscomb is popular in Italian and French cuisines, mixed with other chicken parts. Those of the turkeys and pheasants are also edible.

3. A guinea pig cooked (grilled) whole is called cuy chactado, a specialty of the Andean region in Peru.

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4. Hákarl, one of Iceland's traditional snack, is made by 'rotting' Greenland shark meat which is poisonous when fresh.

5. China and Vietnam soak whole snakes to bottles filled with rice wine or grain alcohol, thus called snake wine.

6. A fertilized duck embryo cooked hard-boiled is popular in the Philippines as balut, protein-filled snack eaten as aphrodisiac.

7. Moose's nose, plucked and boiled, is jellied in Canada and Alaska and served chilled.

8. Milt is the sperm of a white fish like herring, popular in Japan as 'shirako' and in Russia as 'moloka'. It is also used to top pasta in Sicily.

9. Bird's nests are made into soup which costs up to $4,500. This rare and exquisite dish was first served in a Chinese cuisine.

10. Tree bark is eaten raw or like pasta when boiled, and even made into bread by the Scandinavians as part of their tradition.

11. Sardinians even believe it's bad luck to wait for maggots to die before eating casu marzu - the sheep's milk cheese fermented by the larvae.

12. Wasps are put in Japanese rice crackers and cookies. This snack first appeared on the streets of Omachi, Japan.

13. Escamoles are composed of black ants' edible larvae dated back from the Aztecs.

14. A 3-000-year-old butter buried in a peat bog was found in Ireland back in 2009. The practice is supposed to make butter tastier.

15. Kaolin is a highly sought-after clay, for its creaminess and used to treat diarrhea. It could also be artificially made in a laboratory.

Different people vary in different traditions which could be attributed to where their homes are located. Some of them may really sound strange, nonetheless they were and are still being consumed by those whom familiar to these things. Saying a food is really good or bad is a matter of taste, of perspective.

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