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(Baton Rouge Advocate)   Fridge cleaning contest. Winners include sweater, pig's eye, horse milk, and a fruitcake from 1989   ( divider line
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2003-03-13 04:46:04 PM  
You know those crusty, green, bugger-like things in your eyes when you wake up? Well I've been saving mine. Got a whole pickle jar full of them in the fridge.
2003-03-13 04:50:04 PM  
I cleaned my fridge the other day and this is what I found;

3 unfinished bottles of beer

1 pizza box with 1 slice of pizza in it

1 salsa con carne bottle, empty

1 plate with a whole meal on it. (steak/potato/veggies)

Then I realized it was time to go shopping.
2003-03-13 04:51:09 PM  
I cleaned my fridge the other day and this is what I found;

3 unfinished bottles of beer

1 pizza box with 1 slice of pizza in it

1 salsa con carne bottle, empty

1 plate with a whole meal on it. (steak/potato/veggies)

1 empty milk carton

1 empty 1/2 & 1/2 container

Then I realized it was time to go shopping.
2003-03-13 04:51:54 PM  
In 1996 I put a 7 inch plastic statue of Freddie Kruger into my apartment fridge. I have long since moved out but my friend still lives there and Freddy is in the exact same position. I know it's no horse eye but it makes me grin to still see it there.
2003-03-13 04:54:06 PM  
nice to see the hometown rag getting some pub...props to the submitter.
2003-03-13 04:55:44 PM  
My Fridge is boring i only have a few beers some wine glasses and a jug of water. Im single, live alone and I eat out every night
2003-03-13 04:56:16 PM  
I cleaned my fridge the other day and this is what I found;

3 unfinished bottles of beer

1 pizza box with 1 slice of pizza in it

1 salsa con carne bottle, empty

1 plate with a whole meal on it. (steak/potato/veggies)

1 empty milk carton

1 empty 1/2 & 1/2 container

...and a partridge in a pear tree!
2003-03-13 05:01:53 PM  

"Fridge cleaning contest. Winners include sweater, pig's eye, horse milk, and a fruitcake from 1989..."
I alway wondered what happened to J.M. Bullock.

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2003-03-13 05:02:19 PM  
My gal has a section of umbilibal cord and the placenta from her first kid in our freezer. Top that, go on, dare you. Gives me the heebies just going in for ice cream.
2003-03-13 05:02:29 PM  
One word - Dahmer
Makes ANY other fridge story just seem so paltry
2003-03-13 05:09:55 PM  
Not a fridge story, but one year in high school I forgot a cheese sandwich in the bottom of my locker. About 8-9 months later I found it again, by which time it had turned into an unrecognizable black silly-putty-like material in a ziplock bag. I drop-kicked it down the hall. The next time I went down that hall, it was gone. I hope they enjoyed the sandwich.
2003-03-13 05:11:59 PM  
Yay me... Finally got another article posted. Been a while.

"You can't miss with good material"

But you have to know a 3 week old pig eye has to be really freakin nasty to deal with.
2003-03-13 05:14:44 PM  
Where I worked we had several fridges outdoors. A friend was using one of them to store several large bags of dead mice. At one point, we forgot about the mice and someone unplugged the freezer. It was late July, the freezer was baking in 90+ degree weather for several days, when we decided to move it. The first time the freezer was rocked forward, 100's and 100's of dead, bloated and hot mice, in a thick soupy mixture poured out and covered a buddy and me. It was the second worst thing I ever smelled.

I'm saving the worst smell ever for a thread with voting.
2003-03-13 05:26:54 PM  
My worst fridge moment...

An large pot of chicken and dumplings.
An emergency phone call from back home that required a 2 week trip.
An unpaid power bill.
In Mobile, Alabama.
In June.

Still not as bad as the mice, but I can probably top MorningBreath's worst story...
2003-03-13 05:35:26 PM  
I'm waiting for a Walt Disney pic....
2003-03-13 05:59:33 PM  
Pikers. My parents still live in Baton Rouge and if they'd cleaned out one of their 2 ice boxes (we still call them that down there) or their freezer (yes, they have 2 ice boxes and a seperate freezer just for two people), they'd have cleaned up in this contest. I can't tell you the scary science projects I've found in those things.

But, they're always stocked with beer and wine, so there's that.
2003-03-13 06:06:39 PM  

I know that's right. My mom has 2 refrigs, 2 chest freezers, and an emergency one in the camper that's always full. And they live very close to where Hurricane Lili came ashore. They were without power for 8 days. And the first 3 or 4, they were out of town.

2003-03-13 06:11:07 PM  
Plus my grandfather had a mid 60's Schlitz can (empty) holding up the corner of one of the shelves of his ice box. It stayed there until the refrig gave out in about 1995.

I told him I wanted that can, since it was older than I was, but it got left inside when they hauled it away.
2003-03-13 06:44:22 PM  
horses milk? what's so strange about that? mmm... koumiss...
2003-03-13 06:50:00 PM  
One of the (unopened) cartons of milk in my fridge expired March 8 2002.
2003-03-13 06:51:19 PM  
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2003-03-13 07:29:53 PM  
Eh ... I've still got some eggs that expired a couple of weeks ago. The *really* old eggs expired last November, and they've been sitting out on the counter since sometime in January.

Now all I need is a target...
2003-03-13 07:44:27 PM  
We cleaned out my grandmother's fridge about a month ago. I wish I had the list of stuff we took out of there. It included a number of items dating from the first Bush administration, many others that were old enough to vote, so may Cheeze Whiz jars that they had formes a posse, packages of riblet patties that were starting their own telecommunications network, and stuff that would make the EPA run screaming in terror.

The best items were the cans that were stuck to the shelves so that when you went to pull them off half of them (including parts of the can) stayed on the shelf, the bottle of completely denatured alcohol (could have some fun with that), and can of corned beef (MANUFACTURED IN BRAZIL accroding to the label [manufactured???] leaking who knows what), and a can - yes a CAN - of bacon. Like Hormel or something.

There's more but I'm trying like mad to forget about it.
2003-03-13 07:49:01 PM  
When moving one June, I got to the back of the fridge to find a bottle of Eggnog. We didn't have eggnog that christmas, so it must have been about 18 months old.

I carried it very carefully to the dumpster.
2003-03-13 08:32:47 PM  
Definitely not gross, but very bizarre...

I work in a museum in Alaska where much research goes on so people in town often save dead birds and stuff like that in their freezer to give to the museum, so we get weird frozen stuff all the time. But anyways, the most bizarre thing I've heard of in a freezer was relayed in a phone call to us. One day my coworker answered the phone (we work in the gift shop and all phone calls to the museum go through us) and the man on the phone asked "Do you guys want a frozen armadillo?"

Apparently this man moved into a house and was cleaning out the stuff that the old owner left behind. When he opened the freezer, he found a dead armadillo. Thankfully the freezer was left plugged in.

So like I said, not disgusting, but still pretty darn amusing.
2003-03-13 08:53:35 PM  
Although this is not my own refrigerator [which has 4 bottles of worshishire sauce in it], my schools biology backroom has frozen octopuses and half a beaver. This normally would not be a concern, but, the refrigerator-freezer is also used by teachers and students for food storage. E Coli cultures are in the refrigerator.

Octupii were all donated by local supermarket. They often come mixed-in with shipments of fish. Yup Yup - Winn Dixi :-\
2003-03-13 09:47:42 PM  
among other nasty things i found when i used to clean apartments for a complex were a small octopus in a defrosted minifridge freezer compartment and a dead crow.
2003-03-13 09:56:41 PM  
anyone care to explain the differences between a freezer, an icebox, and an ice chest?? i just don't get it...
2003-03-13 10:40:27 PM  
We had a dead cat in our freezer for a day. Our neighbour's cat got hit by a car and my mom thought she might want to bury it. She didn't.
2003-03-13 11:36:32 PM  
Horse milk isn't that weird if you've ever been on a farm that raised horses. It happens sometimes that a horse has to be bottle-fed, and well, where else would you store it so it keeps? Horse/animal meds were usually in the fridge, too. And in high school I used to hang around the biology lab a lot, and sometimes we'd have a dead bird or something someone found so later we could take it apart in class.

At home my fridge doesn't get *that* bad, I throw out anything that starts to smell. But I know I have a few condiments that are way over date, I'm too lazy to go look by how much.

At work, we had a rather more interesting fridge. It's always completely stuffed. One day my friend and I had brewed some nettle beer and we needed room for about twelve bottles. So, we started to look what was over date and could be thrown out. When we started, there wasn't room for one bottle, when we finished, we could've fit in at least another six bottles apart from the twelve we had. We also carried some of the packs of milk, yoghurt and fruit juice out walking really, really carefully.
2003-03-14 12:02:37 AM  

according to

freezer = A thermally insulated compartment, cabinet, or room in which a subfreezing temperature is maintained for the rapid freezing and storing of perishable items, especially food

icebox = An insulated chest or box into which ice is placed, used for cooling and preserving food

ice chest = a container for cooling liquids
2003-03-14 12:01:02 PM  
"He did allow Guillory to inventory what was there, however, and she is sure that his 1988 or '89 fruitcake will be one of the oldest items in anyone's refrigerator.

Did he throw it out? No.

"He still says it is good. Can you believe it?" Guillory said."

Good for what?!? Fruitcakes aren't edible the week after they're made. I can about imagine what a 15 year old one would be like. Unless he means good for a doorstop.
2003-03-14 12:06:27 PM  

You think you're being gross and/or funny, but my brother knew a guy when he was in jr. hi that saved his scabs. Absolutely true story. He would pull them off and save them in a jar. I don't know how many he ended up with. We lost track of the guy, so as far as we know he's still doing it.
2003-03-14 12:21:16 PM  
My mom had something similar happen. She and my stepfather had a camphouse way in the woods. My stepfather was a big deer hunter, so he had a deepfreeze in which to store the deer parts.

Well, they hadn't been up there in a couple of months, and while they were gone, the power went out. They get to the camp, Mom opens the freezer (it's one of those chest-types rather than an upright) and everything in it had liquefied. According to Mom, there is nothing grosser in the world than her having to lean head first into this freezer to get the rotten deer meat out of it. This is from a woman who gags when she changes a $#!+ty diaper. You can about imagine how much fun she had with this.

Ugh. Makes me nearly gag just thinking about it.
2003-03-14 09:23:59 PM  
There is very little in the WORLD that smells worse than rotten meat.... especially when it's in an inclosed space with high temp.
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