Cracked.com came up with the 6 worst foods in the world. While they might have forgotten a few ones, I’m sure they are pretty close to the truth. Among the worst food, we have:
Escamoles – Mexico (how surprising!?) – Escamoles are the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant, which makes its home in the root systems of maguey and agave plants.
Casu Marzu – Italy – Casu Marzu is a sheep’ milk cheese that has been deliberately infested by a Piophila casei, the “cheese fly.” The result is a maggot-ridden, weeping stink bomb in an advanced state of decomposition.
Lutefisk – Norway – Lutefisk is a traditional Norwegian dish featuring cod that has been steeped for many days in a solution of lye, until its flesh is caustic enough to dissolve silver cutlery.
Baby Mice Wine – Korea – Little mice, eyes still closed, are plucked from the embrace of their loving mothers and stuffed while still alive into a bottle of rice wine. They are left to ferment in there.
Pacha – Iraq – It’ a sheep’ head. Boiled.
Balut – The Philippines – Balut are duck eggs that have been incubated until the fetus is all feathery and beaky, and then boiled alive. The bones give the eggs a uniquely crunchy texture.