|Orson Welles' so-called Voodoo production of Macbeth (National Archives/wiki commons)|
|What did you say is in this?|
|Hey, human, I want some of that dog food!|
Tell everyone it's for health, a cure all, a panacea, and they'll knock down the doors to get some. Readers may recall that Chinese scientists created an edible gelatin (generic Jell-O) from human flesh. Yum (barf), read labels before eating anything in a box or plastic package.
- The Grossest Things [Allowed] in Hot Dogs... (gizmodo.com) I know hot dogs aren't exactly...healthy...Peanut butter is allowed to have a certain amount of rat feces in it...
- 11 Totally Disgusting Things the FDA Allows In Our Food (CBS News) Insect parts, animal feces, rat hairs: A Little Dirt Won't Hurt?
- Top 10 grossest food defects the FDA deems safe for humans (SciGuy) The reason most of these are allowed? ...Years ago I read that hot dogs are allowed a certain percentage of rodent droppings...
- The Facts and Fiction of Rat Poop (Myths.Answers.com) [Yes, this one's real.] Similarly, you might've heard of rat droppings being "allowed" in cereal and grain...a hot dog, which...contain[s]...rat poop.
- FDA considers maggots and rat feces to be aesthetic food issues... (Examiner, July 15, 2013) According to the FDA, there is an allowable level of rat feces in....Senator Schumer decries FDA Plan to Allow Chinese Chicken for Import.
- What's Really in My Hot Dog? (greatist.com) We decided to do some digging in honor of National Hot Dog Day...
- 9 Disgusting Things The Government Allows In Your Food (BuzzFeed)
|Turkey full of fecal bacteria.|
Three Witches (Macbeth)
|Macbeth, "The Scottish Play"|
Thunder. Enter the three WitchesFirst Witch
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.Second Witch
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.Third Witch
Harpier cries 'Tis time, 'tis time.First Witch
Round about the cauldron go;ALL
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot.
Double, double toil and trouble;Second Witch
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,ALL
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;Third Witch
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
|Evil Lady Macbeth (John S. Sargent)|
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd [glutted] salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver'd in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab [prostitute],
Make the gruel thick and slab:...
"Some used it for epilepsy, some for gout, some used it as a stiptic [antihemorrhagic]. He goes on: 'The common opinion of the virtues of mummy bred great consumption thereof, and princes and great men contended for this strange panacea, wherein Jews dealt largely manufacturing mummies from dead carcases and giving them the names of kings, while specifics were compounded from crosses and gibbet leavings.'
"The same author, in his Hydriotaphia (Ch. V.) says: ' The Egyptian mummies which Cambyses [King of Persia, a son of Cyrus the Great] spared, avarice now consumeth. Mummy is become merchandize, Mizraim [Egypt] cures wounds, and Pharaoh is sold for balsams.' In Webster, The White Devil, I. 1, we find: