...and i was totally shocked and apalled!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Just when you thought you have heard it all, China serves you with a new one. This time served fresh as hard boiled eggs from children’s urine. In the province of Zhejiang in China, urine boiled eggs is a delicacy and locals can’t get enough of them.
The eggs are soaked and boiled in prepubescent boy’s urine. Vendors collect the urine from local schools everyday according to chef Lu Ming, the younger the boys, the better their urine. “The urine is gathered from local schools and the very best comes from boys under 10 years old,”
Then the eggs – which have official cultural significance status – are boiled in the urine, first with their shells on and then with them off for a day and a night. The process takes about a day to complete before they can be served ‘fresh’ and sell for 1.50 Yuan or about 23 cents.
The eggs known as Tong Zi Dan (Boy Egg) have been a treat in parts of China for hundreds of years and if Chinese culture officials have their way, we could be seeing these available around the world. “We are having a big export push because we want people outside China to fully appreciate the delicacy of our cuisine,” according to Chef Lu Ming in an article from the Qianjiang Evening Post. However not everyone is a big fan of these ‘boy eggs’. Mr. Li who was quoted in the article said, “The smell kills me. I feel like throwing up at the thought of it."
Posted by Telia Tuli at 12:52 PM
Friday, March 11, 2011
Some people are diehard Julia Roberts fans and some people are obsessed with getting tattoos.
PHOTOS: Julia Roberts fan gets 82 tattoos
Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic is perhaps one of the very few who fall into both categories — but he's found a way to combine both passions.
The 56-year-old Chilean man is so fond of the Hollywood actress that he has tattooed 82 different portraits of the her onto his chest, back and arms, Reuters reported.
Mr Bukovic has spent 10 years and about a million pesos (A$2000) getting the tattoos, all inspired by scenes from Roberts' role in the film Erin Brockovich.
The newspaper seller said he will get more tattoos of the 43-year-old actress provided he has money and space on his body to do so.
Roberts won an Academy Award for her role in Erin Brockovich, which was released in 2000.
In the Steven Soderbergh film, Roberts plays a single mother who takes on a polluting energy company.
Source : http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8222661/man-gets-covered-in-julia-roberts-tattoos
Posted by Telia Tuli at 2:11 PM