What if we lived in a world where eating was required to stay alive, but it could also kill you? Wouldn’t that be excessively cruel? Well, regardless of whether it is or not, that’s the world we live in.
While the number of foods that can actually can kill you quickly are pretty limited, that doesn’t mean that eating food is always a happy endeavor. Here’s a couple of food items that have the biggest chance of killing you and/or destroying your life completely.
I’m not talking the regular “oh I left this in the fridge for too long” rotten cheese, but the Sardinian delicacy called casu marzu. Because this cheese ages so long, it can actually contain insect larvae. Bon appetit!
If this Japanese delicacy isn’t properly cleaned and prepared, the fugu’s poison can kill you almost instantly.
If you eat this African and South American dish when it’s not properly cooked, it contains linamarin. While that name probably means nothing to you, know that it becomes cyanide if you eat it.
Death Cap Mushroom
I mean, it’s called “death cap” for a reason. While the taste isn’t half bad, it can cause severe damage to most of your internal organs, including your heart.
Absinthe can cause heavy hallucinations because of the woodworm it contains. Many people have harmed themselves because of their absinthe trip.
This Jamaican fruit has seeds in it that are poisonous. It’s recommended to only eat the fruit when it’s fully ripe and prepared in the proper manner as well.
Sannakji (Live Octopus-Sashimi)
If you don’t chew this properly, the suction can actually cause you to choke. So I guess it wouldn’t hurt to give it a few extra bites before you gulp down your food, huh?