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Observation: I can't see a thing.

Conclusion: Dinosaurs!

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Writer's Block: Snack attack
Alex Grey
cosmicnerdbird
What food would you never put in your mouth for any reason, and why?

The obvious answer for me is something akin to a hunk of steak or tuna or bacon.  However, seeing as I used to eat meat, and would not be opposed to the consumption of vat-grown meat (Animal-free!  Science is awesome.) I feel that answer is cheating.

For any reason is difficult.  Insects come to mind, but if I were starving and had no other option, I couldn't rule them out.  Plus, I've already consumed insects in my lifetime, just not whole or consciously.  Plenty of bugs used to land in my pool when I was a kid and if you weren't paying attention they would go down your throat when you surfaced for air.  A fly flew into my mouth through an open car window once and almost every time I eat food with red coloring, I am eating crushed up beetles.  So, not insects then.

What about human flesh?  If I came across a human corpse whilst starving, could I eat human flesh?  Could I become a cannibal for survival?  I'm very squeamish and get dizzy at the sight of even a papercut on someone's finger, but in the face of life or death choices, morale and the will to survive can do some strange tricks on the mind. 

I don't think I can answer this question with 100% certainty, other than resorting to obvious answers such as "an extra-terrestrial being from the outskirts of Alpha Centauri.  Eh, fuckit, let's go with that answer.

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