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(Quartz)   Preserved "thousand-year old" eggs in China turn out to be as toxic as they look   (qz.com) divider line 145
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2013-06-17 12:25:32 PM
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2013-06-17 12:29:38 PM
What's so hard about cracking them into a hot pan, flipping them over, and sliding them onto a plate?  Why do you have to make eggs so farking complicated?
 
2013-06-17 12:31:42 PM
Yay, Libertarianism!
 
2013-06-17 12:33:26 PM

FrancoFile: What's so hard about cracking them into a hot pan, flipping them over, and sliding them onto a plate?  Why do you have to make eggs so farking complicated?


As it is always a concert for the Chinese,will it help  their virility?
 
2013-06-17 12:33:43 PM

Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!


You think China is libertarian?
 
2013-06-17 12:33:47 PM
I am never going to eat anything when I go to China.

Which is never going to happen. But damn that sucks for the locals...
 
2013-06-17 12:33:56 PM
They are Century Eggs, not "Thousand Year Old Eggs". Also, despite their nasty color and funky smell, I hear they are absolutely delicious! I don't know if I could get past their color and smell long enough to actually eat one though.
 
2013-06-17 12:34:01 PM
What's even more worrying is that the article mentions pig feet being sold a year past the expiration dates.
 
2013-06-17 12:34:15 PM
Ah, China. Where the appearance of competence and efficiency is more important than the reality of consumer safety.
 
2013-06-17 12:35:57 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


The Fark handle kinda explains a lot.
 
2013-06-17 12:37:02 PM
Does China just have a problem with eggs in general? This, the fake egg scam, men allowed to fertilize just one of their wive's eggs, they have some issues.
 
2013-06-17 12:37:24 PM
They should just add some lead. Tasty, tasty lead.
 
2013-06-17 12:37:52 PM
It does give a +2 to your level, but you cannot ask for help.

/munchkin-fu is best fu
 
2013-06-17 12:38:10 PM
Put them on some moldy bread with mayo.
 
2013-06-17 12:39:54 PM
This is exactly why the EPA, FDA, and, uh, the third one should be disbanded immediately. These government agencies stand in the way of business growth and job creation. If it works in China, we can do it even better. USA! USA! USA!
 
2013-06-17 12:40:00 PM

AngryDragon: gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?

The Fark handle kinda explains a lot.


Yeah, he should have just said, "yay capitalism."

But that would offend even *more* people.
 
2013-06-17 12:40:03 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


As far as corporations are concerned.  Regular citizens get all the oppressive tyranny of old-fashioned Stalinism, while enjoying all the horrifying wage depression, long hours, and pollution of a free-market race to the bottom.  Yay.
 
2013-06-17 12:40:33 PM

skinink: Does China just have a problem with eggs in general? This, the fake egg scam, men allowed to fertilize just one of their wive's eggs, they have some issues.


Don't forget the eggs boiled in urine.
 
2013-06-17 12:40:56 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


Yay, 3rd worldism?
 
2013-06-17 12:40:56 PM

Jument: They should just add some lead. Tasty, tasty lead.


uncleacid: Put them on some moldy bread with mayo.


Will that be with or without MSG?
 
2013-06-17 12:41:17 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: They are Century Eggs, not "Thousand Year Old Eggs". Also, despite their nasty color and funky smell, I hear they are absolutely delicious! I don't know if I could get past their color and smell long enough to actually eat one though.


I'll eat stinky tofu with the best of them, but just looking at a century egg makes me gag uncontrollably.
 
2013-06-17 12:41:26 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


WON PAUR!
 
2013-06-17 12:41:27 PM
It's actually rather beautiful, until you realize that it's an egg.

i218.photobucket.com

/So, do the Chinese have a standing bet where the person who eats the most disgusting thing wins?
 
2013-06-17 12:41:42 PM

Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!


Because anything less than 100% regulation of every aspect of life is libertarianism.
 
2013-06-17 12:41:52 PM
FTFA: According to a boss at one of the factories, "there won't be a problem if you don't eat too many of them."

Do I want to be a Chinese Lawyer?  Would that be a good thing?
 
2013-06-17 12:42:05 PM

HighZoolander: This is exactly why the EPA, FDA, and, uh, the third one should be disbanded immediately. These government agencies stand in the way of business growth and job creation. If it works in China, we can do it even better. USA! USA! USA!


No no, see, the fact that the Chinese version of the FDA (which probably must exist since these companies WERE eventually shut down, maybe) just proves that government can't be trusted to regulate effectively enough so we have to get rid of them and replace them with...well we'll figure that out later, we have to get rid of them first.
 
2013-06-17 12:43:28 PM
FTFA: According to a boss at one of the factories, "there won't be a problem if you don't eat too many of them."

Well there ya go then.

*facepalm*
 
2013-06-17 12:44:42 PM
One of my ex girlfriends had 1000 year old . . oh just nevermind
 
2013-06-17 12:45:21 PM
I bet the Panda Express in China is awesome.
 
2013-06-17 12:46:33 PM

jst3p: I bet the Panda Express in China is awesome.


Duh! They use real panda, what more do you want
 
2013-06-17 12:47:13 PM
is there anything better than a well washed pigs knuckle that's having a birthday?
 
2013-06-17 12:47:52 PM

Sofa King Smart: is there anything better than a well washed pigs knuckle that's having a birthday?


Tulips on an organ.
 
2013-06-17 12:48:22 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


Of course not.  I am pointing out that this is what happens when you have little to no industry regulations, which the typical libertarian wants (or so they tell me).
 
2013-06-17 12:48:43 PM
Someone better let Andrew Zimmern know about this, lol!
 
2013-06-17 12:50:07 PM

JNowe: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

Because anything less than 100% regulation of every aspect of life is libertarianism.


oi40.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-17 12:50:52 PM
After a string of food-safety scandals, Premier Li Keqiang vowed last month to "make the lawbreakers pay an unaffordable price for their illegal practices".

If only we, here in the US, were so advanced.
 
2013-06-17 12:51:46 PM

ikanreed: gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?

As far as corporations are concerned.  Regular citizens get all the oppressive tyranny of old-fashioned Stalinism, while enjoying all the horrifying wage depression, long hours, and pollution of a free-market race to the bottom.  Yay.


Last time I heard every corporation has a party member on its board. Maybe I'm wrong but this is Fark dammit.

The black-yolked translucent delicacies are also known as "thousand-year-old eggs," though they actually only take two months to make-copper sulphate reportedly cut that time by a month. Nanchang produces 300,000 tons of the eggs each year. According to a boss at one of the factories, "there won't be a problem if you don't eat too many of them."
In a separate case, fans of pork knuckles and chicken legs in China's eastern Zhejiang province may want to think about going vegetarian: police discovered that meat a year past its expiry date was being sold, after being washed with detergent to obliterate any odor and kill insects.


I'm so glad I live in America where all food is inspected for purity and healthiness and goodlikeyness.
 
2013-06-17 12:51:58 PM
The Chinese enjoy eating gross things. This looks nasty, but it's probably not as bad as some of their more obscure delicacies like oiled hair, boiled toenails, or human mucus cups. Them bastards will eat anything.
 
2013-06-17 12:52:10 PM

FrancoFile: What's so hard about cracking them into a hot pan, flipping them over, and sliding them onto a plate?  Why do you have to make eggs so farking complicated?


It started out a long time ago as a way to preserve eggs and people just grew accustomed to the taste.  It's no crazier than Scandinavian  surströmming or lutefisk.  If it's eat this or starve, you'd be surprised what you learn to like.
 
2013-06-17 12:52:31 PM
Haha I actually just read there was cases of lead used to speed up the process. I love China.
 
2013-06-17 12:53:21 PM
How does one understand organic chemistry well enough to know that copper sulphate will react with the eggs twice as fast as sodium bicarbonate, but not know (or care) that the resulting product will be unsafe to eat?
 
2013-06-17 12:54:23 PM
Ahh, China, where 1850s concerns for worker safety combine with modern computer-controlled rapid manufacturing processes to produce something... horrifying.
 
2013-06-17 12:54:31 PM

ikanreed: gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?

As far as corporations are concerned.  Regular citizens get all the oppressive tyranny of old-fashioned Stalinism, while enjoying all the horrifying wage depression, long hours, and pollution of a free-market race to the bottom.  Yay.


Actually you either need to be connected to someone in the government or pay your bribe money, that is anything but libertarian and is more along the lines of fascism.
 
2013-06-17 12:55:54 PM
So the rule is still "Don't eat anything in China, ever" ?
 
2013-06-17 12:57:01 PM
Is it that half the Chinese are very intelligent, and the other half incredibly stupid?
 
2013-06-17 12:57:05 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: They are Century Eggs, not "Thousand Year Old Eggs". Also, despite their nasty color and funky smell, I hear they are absolutely delicious! I don't know if I could get past their color and smell long enough to actually eat one though.


They aren't that bad actually. I'd never go somewhere and ask for another one, but it wasn't that bad.

Plus, China isn't the only country with Century Eggs.

Bad reporter should be ashamed and get out of his mom's basement once in a while.
 
2013-06-17 12:57:42 PM

gfid: Xenomech: Yay, Libertarianism!

You think China is libertarian?


They absolutely are in regards to government regulation of business.
 
2013-06-17 12:57:51 PM
Chinese salted duck egg (咸鸭蛋 ) just chopped up in rice is delicious. I also dice them up and use them in potato salad along with normal hard boiled eggs. Most people really don't notice, all they know is it tastes awesome. Thousand year old egg is... an acquired taste. A taste I haven't acquired.

OH NO! I gave away my secret for egg salad!?!?!

web.mit.edu
 
2013-06-17 12:58:09 PM

KangTheMad: What's even more worrying is that the article mentions pig feet being sold a year past the expiration dates.


I especially liked the juxtaposition at the end:

QUARTZ

THERE IS A NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY
 
2013-06-17 12:58:46 PM
As someone who puts cabbage, onions, parsley and spices in a quart jar, fills the jar with salt water, slaps an airlock lid on the jar, leaves the jar in 70 degree darkness for a few days, chills THEN EATS WHAT'S INSIDE THE JAR...I'm getting a real kick [burp] out of these replies.

/actually, gas isn't much of a problem if the cabbage and stuff is properly fermented in the brine.
/my next two quarts come out in a couple of days....amen.
 
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