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Q: What kind of the meat did you try in China?

I once unknowingly ate a dog in Jixian, Hebei. I had three grabs out of the dog's (meat) dish when Chinese teacher replied to my Q (" ... What is this?"):

 

"It's a dog ...". 

 

Here is the article out of exotic Chinese meat menu:

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/snakes-bats-badgers-rats-scientis...

 

Snakes, Bats, Badgers & Rats: Scientists Suspect New Coronavirus Originated In Animals

As the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases nears 650, scientists inside and outside China have speculated that the Wuhan coronavirus was first passed to humans via snakes, badgers, bats or rats.

Some preliminary research that has been picked up by the Western press, including CNN, claims the virus may have been passed to humans by snakes, with the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra the primary suspects. The many-banded krait, also known as the Taiwanese krait, and the Chinese krait, is a highly venomous species that dwells across central and southern China, and across Southeast Asia more broadly.

It's also apparently among the species of snakes that are sometimes consumed by humans.

  

Moreover, scientists have now studied the genetic code of the virus using samples gleaned from patients. Using microscopes and photographs, they determined that the pathogen responsible for this pandemic has been confirmed to be in the same family of viruses that caused SARS and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) - the coronavirus family. Viruses in this family have killed hundreds of people across Asia in the past 17 years. Though it hasn't yet ruled on whether the virus is a global pandemic, the WHO has an official name for the new coronavirus: 2019-nCoV.

And most of those viruses have been traced back to animals in a process known as 'Zoonotic transmission'. This happens when viruses undergo a series of mutations while inside their animal hosts, allowing them to infect humans, and then travel from person to person.

Some 'Zoonotic' viruses, like AIDS, are relatively difficult to transmit. Others, like the coronaviruses, are known for spreading easily through the air - though airborne transmission of 2019-nCoV has yet to be confirmed.

Snakes aren't the only suspects. A team of scientists who recently published a paper in the China Science Bulletin hypothesized that the virus may have been transmitted to humans via bats. After this revelation, the Daily Star, a British tabloid, claimed that the "unknown link" between bats and humans may have been the Chinese delicacy 'bat soup'.

 

As evidence, the tabloid reported that footage of Wuhan residents eating the strange soup had emerged on social media over the past week. In on clip, a girl can be seen eating a bat with a pair of chopsticks during a dinner with friends.

 

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Now, here are my two cents on the Coronavirus. What if this is yet another strategy in the social engineering plans the whole world is undergoing so rampantly? I somehow feel this is weird that it stroke so suddenly the whole country and the world right by the time when Chinese people travel in and out China in such exodus fashion. Paranoia? Maybe. Conspiratorial theory? Maybe. What if it is true, though? 

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I've eaten the usual things I wouldn't normally eat at home... donkey (pretty good actually, I've even ordered it off the menu a few times), dog a few times (like you I didn't know it was dog until half way through the meal but by then I didn't care, it tasted good), turtle (worst meat I've ever eaten)  and various dishes with blood, offal, feet, intestines, necks etc.

 

A guy I worked with got horribly sick after eating some kind of animal penis - the jokes in the office were about what you'd expect

 

The pictures of the girl eating that bat though... Fecking hell.

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And just when you think you've seen it all.......WTF.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/China/comments/et2kcj/much_terrible_than_eating...

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Rat,, grilled like they do all street meat....  Dog,,,  somewhere down in Guangdong,,,  didn't care for it....  Grasshoppers? or something like them in Thailand.....    but the weirdest was Fresh cobra blood/bile over in Taiwan...  Fresh I mean they guy slaughtered the cobra in front of us,,,  haha,,, drank the blood/bile still warm.    ah well,,, I was young n' dumb....

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Now, here are my two cents on the Coronavirus. What if this is yet another strategy in the social engineering plans the whole world is undergoing so rampantly? I somehow feel this is weird that it stroke so suddenly the whole country and the world right by the time when Chinese people travel in and out China in such exodus fashion. Paranoia? Maybe. Conspiratorial theory? Maybe. What if it is true, though? 

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