HEMET, CA - APRIL 26: "Sentinel" chickens are kept in areas of concern by the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health to detect the presence of West Nile Virus on April 26, 2007 in Hemet, California. If a mosquito carrying the virus infects a chicken, the viral load will show up in a blood test even though it will not rise to levels that will cause symptoms in the bird. California health officials announced this week that West Nile Virus season is starting earlier than usual because of an unusually warm March. Mosquitoes that carry the virus have begun breeding earlier than usual and the West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquito pools, birds, or horses in eight California counties. Although the virus has not been detected in humans so far this year, 24 people have died and 1,200 sickened by the virus over the past two years in California. West Nile can be transmitted from infected birds, squirrels, and other animals to humans and animals such as horses through several varieties of female mosquitoes. The disease first appeared in the United States in 1999 in New York and killed hundreds of people during its westward expansion before gaining a firm foothold in California in 2004. In reaction to the early start of West Nile Virus season, the California State Legislature this week declared April 23-29 "West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week". The effected counties include Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Clara, San Diego, Sonoma and Stanislaus. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the dancing squid dish—you know, the one where the raw squid “dances” when soy sauce is poured all over it? *If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxQmOR_QLfQ
It’s creepy, but the scientific explanation is that the squid is so fresh that the muscles are still reactive, and the sodium in the soy sauce makes them uncontrollably contract & move—hence, the “dance” that the squid does. (That’s cool and all, but I’m still not eating it.)
The squid video grosses me out, but this one has me just plain SHOOK. In this viral video (presumably taken at an Asian restaurant, with the chopsticks on the table), a piece of RAW CHICKEN is seen CRAWLING OFF OF A PLATE. Chicken. The stuff that’s probably in most of our freezers or fridges right now. IT CRAWLED. Think I’m making this up? I would not kid about something so disturbing:
I’ve always said I could never handle being a vegetarian. This is seriously making me re-evaluate that decision…
Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, the color pink, and the smell of new books.