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Matu Collins
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The "boobies" thread got me thinking about what things (besides breastfeeding) are gross. I am curious what everyone else thinks is gross, and what people don't mind.

The grossest thing I can think of is the time I was working for a CSA that was on a farm that also was a large-scale compost making operation, and a truck came with a liquid load of 16 tons of squid guts, not new. It was a hot day. The workers who caught the whiff before me buckled and coughed exaggeratedly and I thought to myself, "ha, wimps, it can't be that bad" and then it hit me. HooooooooooWeeeeeeeee! I buckled and coughed with the rest of 'em. Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinky.
 
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I have had many, many yucky experiences with maggots, including the "why is my rice moving?" variety.
I'm not at all squeamish generally, but maggots make my skin crawl
 
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Mix the two?

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO IS VERY YUCKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNKHvmjB1Q0
 
Nathan Wrzesinski
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how about a bot fly that layed its larvae in someones head, it hatched, and here is the video of them pulling it out.

WARNING THIS VIDEO IS VERY YUCKY!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNDG7WPtVO4&feature=related
 
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Or what I would assume is the asian version of laser acne removal

WARNING: VIDEO IS VERY VERY YUCKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nldHGkLw2Zw
 
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Clover, I was going to say "you win the yucky award", but your post's gone. I would've had to whip it away and present it to Nathan anyway...
Yuckyuckyuck!
 
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I could share some really gross stuff after 21 years as a nurse . However I will share a gross joke with you that will shiver your timber.
The town drunk walks into the Wild West Sallon and says " For a shot of whiskey I will take a sip out of that spitoon over thar " and all the townfolks take him up on the challenge . So he walks over and picks up the overflowing spitoon and starts to drink and keeps drinking and drinking . All the townfolks are totally flipping out and yelling "Enough , Enough ! ". But the sot keeps drinking until the spitoon is emptied and bone dry . One guy yells out " You just had to take a sip to get your whiskey , what you drink the whole thing for , you damned fool ? " and the drunk says " I tried to stop but is was all one piece " .
 
Matu Collins
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ooooh, the spitoon joke is quite yucky


on maggots- fly maggots gross me out, but grain moth maggots don't bother me too much. I am disappionted to see them, but I have baked them right into muffins, no biggie. how gross is that?

 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Yes wayne - you get my gross award.

Pus is gross for me. I can deal with blood, guts, gaping wounds, carcasses - all human or other animal. But when I have to deal with pus I need to do it on an empty stomach and then I won't be eating for two. That is something that makes me just want to faint dead away.
 
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Hoarders and video game addicts.
 
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Yeah Rion, those people who play video games for so long they forget about eating and hygeine and ultimately their children die of neglect? Pretty gross.
 
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I was married to someone that decided to, in his term, "take a break" for six months. He woke up between 9-10 am and played games most of the day until he hit the sack at 2am. Yep, pretty disgusting.
 
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Leila Rich wrote:Clover, I was going to say "you win the yucky award", but your post's gone. I would've had to whip it away and present it to Nathan anyway...
Yuckyuckyuck!


Yeah, I rethought it and self edited!
 
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Was fishing for cod on a party boat ..Wanted to try it once in my life..The bait was some nasty spoiled squid..Washed my hands every time i had to bait the hook..The seas were very rough..while baiting the hook a giant wave tossed the boat..The baited hook swung around and and caught me in the mouth..it did not hook me BUT>>i was already queazy..I got sick and 4 more hrs. of fishing ..they dont come back unless your dead..when i started 3 more people started..People vomiting every where...that was 3 wks ago and i can still smell and taste that rotton squid .. Ive been in some rotton stuff,Guts, maggots,Garbage trucks ,compost,manure up to my neck...You couldnt pay me enough to go fishing for cod ...ever ever ever.
 
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YUCK!!!
 
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Richard, that's like a real version of a recurring nightmare I had as a kid, where I tripped face-first into a maggoty possum carcass. Aaaargh
 
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When the cat eats a rodent that doesn't agree with it and unloads it on the rug. It's a small thing, but yucky yucky yucky.
 
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I must have missed something... But how in the world could anyone think that a mother nursing their young is gross?!?!?! I'm thoroughly confused.
 
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Richard- I spent nearly my whole young life on boats either fishing or helping others learn to fish. I've seen my fair share of nasty on fishing boats. That's a pretty common occurrence. On some of the cod boats in Maine they use old shrimp for bait. These are shrimp that are no longer fit for people to eat so captains buy it up cheap for bait. Though to be honest with you, you're better off bringing something fresh with you than using the boat bait. Even cod fish prefer good food over even slightly bad bait.

Anyway, at the end of one particularly bad day of fishing ( not many fish were caught) I saw a group of people going around picking up all the leftover bait buckets. These buckets, half full of half rotted shrimp that sat in the sun all day long were all dumped into one guys cooler. I figured they were taking the bait to go fishing again later. NOPE This group of people rinsed the shrimp off and with the saltwater hose and ate them one by one on the way back to the dock. I guess with enough soy sauce, anything can be palatable... for some people. It only took about 45 minutes for them to all start puking hardcore. Bleeding eyes sick. By the time we got to the dock, there was an ambulance waiting for them (we called ahead). They all happily took the ride to the hospital. I gave them a few clean bait buckets to puke in on the way.
Later that day I had to make a sign... " Don't eat the bait! You're not a fish!"
 
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David Hartley wrote:I must have missed something... But how in the world could anyone think that a mother nursing their young is gross?!?!?! I'm thoroughly confused.


I can't relate, either. It's like being grossed out by people walking around on their feet, or reproducing with their reproductive tract or chewing food with their teeth. I guess it goes to show that our feelings of disgust are malleable and, to some extent, a product of our experience.

The other thing I find interesting about gross things is our fascination with them. We've all watched Dirty Jobs, right? We're all reading this thread, aren't we?
 
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chewing on tinfoil
 
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Matt Chester wrote:chewing on tinfoil



Speaking of which... Does anyone know where to get tinfoil within the US? I "think" I'd like to get some in lue of usi g aluminum foil. Though; I've got some research do to first
 
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David Hartley wrote:
Matt Chester wrote:chewing on tinfoil



Speaking of which... Does anyone know where to get tinfoil within the US? I "think" I'd like to get some in lue of usi g aluminum foil. Though; I've got some research do to first


You making a hat?
 
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The thought of chewing on foil of any kind makes my skin crawl, yuckeee

Maggots sometimes don't bother me and sometimes do. Pantry moth maggots don't bother me much, I've been known to disregard them in rice when seasoned with butter and tamari. Maggots writhing in rotting meat though, ew ew ew.

And vomiting is pretty much the yuckiest thing for me, I can't stand seeing other people get sick.
 
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Craig Dobbelyu wrote:
David Hartley wrote:
Matt Chester wrote:chewing on tinfoil



Speaking of which... Does anyone know where to get tinfoil within the US? I "think" I'd like to get some in lue of usi g aluminum foil. Though; I've got some research do to first


You making a hat?



Nah. I prefer wool for that

Just want to move away from combining aluminum with food related things.
 
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Craig Dobbelyu wrote:
David Hartley wrote:
Matt Chester wrote:chewing on tinfoil



Speaking of which... Does anyone know where to get tinfoil within the US? I "think" I'd like to get some in lue of usi g aluminum foil. Though; I've got some research do to first


You making a hat?


beam me up scotty!
 
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OH....what about that smell that really heavy people emit when it's hot out? It's like BO, cheese and .... something else. Really yucky!
 
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Unless it belongs to the significant other, borrowing tooth brushes. Or sharing underwear. And not the nastiest thing out there, but about 20 mins ago my dogs got nailed by ye ol' pepe le pieu... anyone got a sweet permie tactic for the skunk war thats about to ensue?
 
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The smell wafting from Maccas, KFC et al.
Sounds a bit 'worthy' of me, but it's true!
Oh, and the smell of old fryer oil.
 
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