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Strange Food From Around the World Attracts and Repels

 - Aug 5, 2009   Updated: Jul 20 2011
References: ebaumsworld
I understand that every culture has their own delicacies, but some of these dishes are just weird. Perhaps it's because I am used to the North American culture, but the idea of eating polarizing delicacies such as codfish sperm, duck fetuses, and tarantulas doesn't sit well in my stomach.

The other dishes shown in the gallery above, include beetles, tuna eyeballs and cooked crickets.

Which one of these polarizing delicacies would you try?

Implications - While they are not for everyone, these cringe-worthy delicacies are a reflection of the variety of customs and cultures in the world. Food is a primary biproduct of the culture in which a person is raised, and while some of these dishes are perceived as grotesque and unconventional in the western world, it is likely that Westernized nutritional practices such as excessive fast food consumption excite similar reactions in diverse global cultures.