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Gruesome Food Facts Anticuchos are South American goat heart or cow heart kebabs. A hearty meal on a stick. A British chef was bitten by a highly venomous Brazilian wandering spider that had been hiding in bananas in his kitchen. He was quick-thinking enough to photograph the spider on his phone so that he could get the right treatment. The larvae in it can jump as high as 15 centimetres (6 inches) when disturbed! The first bubble gum was developed in 1906 and was a failure. Called Blibber-Blubber, it had a Play-Doh consistency and produced sticky, wet bubbles.

Qxd 12/6/07 9:38 am Page 54 54 1001 Gruesome Facts Popular British bar snack pork scratchings are bits of deep fried pig skin… some with hair still attached. Gelatine (also known as E441) is made by boiling up animal skin, cartilage and bone for hours on end. It is added to a range of foods such as gummy sweets and jelly. New York Times journalist William Buehler Seabrook obtained a chunk of fresh human meat from a hospital so that he could cook and eat it for research. He said it tasted like veal.

The ring had to be sawn off so that it could be passed to the heir to the throne, James VI of Scotland. Sufferers of blackwater fever pass black urine, hence the name. Brain diseases known as spongiform encephalopathies cause the brain to become riddled with holes. The blood vessels in the conjunctiva (eye membrane) are very fragile. If ruptured, a bright red haemorrhage will spread across the white of the eye. qxd 11/6/07 5:13 pm Page 33 33 Indian painter Shihan Hussaini used over a litre of his blood to paint 56 portraits of politician Jayalalitha for her 56th birthday.

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