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(Mirror.co.uk)   Step 1: Make homemade noodles. Step 2: Store in freezer for a year until fermented. Step 3: Eat. Step 4: Die of bongkrek acid poisoning   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-21 4:10:06 AM  
Note to self: don't make rotten corn noodles.
 
2020-10-21 4:11:28 AM  
The noodles, which were kept in the freezer for over a year, contained fermented corn flour, which poisoned the family with bongrekik acid.

Bongkrek acid is a deadly toxin produced in fermented coconut.


Wait, which is it? Or is it both? Is it produced in other scenarios?

/furiously googles for poisons other than ethanol made when fermenting rice
 
2020-10-21 4:13:04 AM  
Bongcrack, not even once.
 
2020-10-21 4:14:37 AM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongkre​k​_acid

Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.
 
2020-10-21 4:16:09 AM  
After a bit of Googling I've now come to the conclusion that fermented stuff is gonna gitcha.

/sake is done in an open fermenter, which means anything and everything can get in
//it was nice knowing you guys
 
2020-10-21 4:17:38 AM  
Luckily, three children who had been served the corn noodle meal at the family occasion had refused to eat it because they didn't like the taste.

Ah, the jaded educated tastebuds of adults.  It tastes like poison, eat it anyway.
 
2020-10-21 4:21:29 AM  
At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?
 
2020-10-21 4:24:16 AM  

Bandito King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongkre​k​_acid

Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.


Sweet jesus that can't have been a pleasant way to go.
 
2020-10-21 4:30:02 AM  
Something similar nearly happened to me and my roommates in college. We had purchased a huge can of re fried beans to save money. We ate on that can for a few weeks before we got sick of it. Then it stayed in the refrigerator for several months. After that time we debated about whether or not to continue eating from it. Fortunately we decided to sniff it first. My roommate drew the short straw and took a sniff. He screamed out with a guttural yell and threw the can across the room. It smelled like the most rancid fart you could ever smell. We cleaned it up and never spoke of it again.
 
2020-10-21 4:30:41 AM  

dyhchong: The noodles, which were kept in the freezer for over a year, contained fermented corn flour, which poisoned the family with bongrekik acid.

Bongkrek acid is a deadly toxin produced in fermented coconut.

Wait, which is it? Or is it both? Is it produced in other scenarios?

/furiously googles for poisons other than ethanol made when fermenting rice


It is produced by a bacteria so it can contaminate any fermented starch. There have even been outbreaks in africa from improperly fermented millet beer (if you don't boil the mash bacteria can grow).
 
2020-10-21 4:34:37 AM  

sleep lack: At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?


But I didn't have any.
 
2020-10-21 4:34:43 AM  

ByOwlLight: Bandito King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongkrek​_acid

Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.

Sweet jesus that can't have been a pleasant way to go.


At least you end up in a coma by the end. Probably no small mercy after suffering through organ failure and what not.
 
2020-10-21 4:38:44 AM  

merlinsbeard: Something similar nearly happened to me and my roommates in college. We had purchased a huge can of re fried beans to save money. We ate on that can for a few weeks before we got sick of it. Then it stayed in the refrigerator for several months. After that time we debated about whether or not to continue eating from it. Fortunately we decided to sniff it first. My roommate drew the short straw and took a sniff. He screamed out with a guttural yell and threw the can across the room. It smelled like the most rancid fart you could ever smell. We cleaned it up and never spoke of it again.


Dude, even your roommates should have known that you can only pull that shiat with mustard, pickles, and hot sauce.
 
2020-10-21 4:45:02 AM  
Who the fark freezes something that costs 10 cents to make in the first place?
 
2020-10-21 4:45:06 AM  
It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.
 
2020-10-21 4:45:56 AM  
Da fuq
 
2020-10-21 4:46:46 AM  
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2020-10-21 4:49:26 AM  
"Once poisoned, the fatality rate can be as high as 40% to 100%"

WTAF is that supposed to mean? If not everybody dies, then it can't be as high as 100%, but why give a range at all???
 
2020-10-21 4:49:48 AM  

metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.


My first thought as well.
 
2020-10-21 4:51:46 AM  

Bandito King: Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.


What part of 20-carboxymethyl-6-methoxy-2,5,17-trim​ethyldocosa-2,4,8,10,14,18,20-heptaene​dioic acid don't you understand?
 
2020-10-21 4:55:03 AM  

FriarReb98: metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.

My first thought as well.


Power outages? Not sure what happened but if you lose power long enough for even a partial thawing it's either eat it now or toss it for most items. They maybe thought noodles were safe from that?
 
2020-10-21 4:57:24 AM  

FriarReb98: metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.

My first thought as well.


The acid is not the bacteria.  It was likely created upon initial fermentation and then the dish was frozen.

/the sour taste in sourdough bread is *not* the bacteria
/the bacteria waste survives the baking temps
 
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2020-10-21 4:58:33 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Bandito King: Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.

What part of 20-carboxymethyl-6-methoxy-2,5,17-trim​ethyldocosa-2,4,8,10,14,18,20-heptaene​dioic acid don't you understand?


All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?
 
2020-10-21 5:00:10 AM  

sleep lack: At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?


I didn't even have the salmon mousse.
 
2020-10-21 5:01:03 AM  

metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.


It didn't
 
2020-10-21 5:03:18 AM  
Where is the "profit" stage? There is always supposed to be a "profit" stage.Oh right -- it's 2020.fark 2020.
 
2020-10-21 5:10:33 AM  
Luckily, three children who had been served the corn noodle meal at the family occasion had refused to eat it because they didn't like the taste.

Thus justifying all children who are picky eaters. It's a survival instinct.
 
2020-10-21 5:28:12 AM  

dp3: All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?


It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation.  Having read The Andromeda Strain a great many times in early childhood, I can authoritatively state that this is not generally considered a Good Thing in medical circles.
 
2020-10-21 5:28:45 AM  
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2020-10-21 5:34:22 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: dp3: All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?

It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation.  Having read The Andromeda Strain a great many times in early childhood, I can authoritatively state that this is not generally considered a Good Thing in medical circles.


Ok so then I looked that up, and still have no idea wtf it means.


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2020-10-21 5:34:40 AM  

Klyukva: Luckily, three children who had been served the corn noodle meal at the family occasion had refused to eat it because they didn't like the taste.

Thus justifying all children who are picky eaters. It's a survival instinct.


Somehow they didn't like the taste after refusing to eat it.  That is truly lucky.
 
2020-10-21 5:39:31 AM  

metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.


It almost certainly fermented before being put in the freezer.
 
2020-10-21 5:41:03 AM  
That's one way to die I had never heard of before.
 
2020-10-21 5:43:04 AM  
This time the whole family wins the Darwin prize!!!!!
 
2020-10-21 5:43:58 AM  
I think someone tried to microwave that at work - pre-covid, of course.
 
2020-10-21 6:05:21 AM  

sleep lack: At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?


foosball64: sleep lack: At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?

But I didn't have any.


'I just wanna say this.' Well, you're dead now, so shut up.
 
2020-10-21 6:24:22 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org Bongkrek acid. I thought I was up to date on my molecules but this is a new one. This simple molecule is an extremely potent inhibitor of ADP/ATP translocase and will basically drop you. This one scares me.
 
2020-10-21 6:25:17 AM  

mateomaui: Man On Pink Corner: dp3: All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?

It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation.  Having read The Andromeda Strain a great many times in early childhood, I can authoritatively state that this is not generally considered a Good Thing in medical circles.

Ok so then I looked that up, and still have no idea wtf it means.

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It's like you open up the floodgates on a hydroelectric dam and drain the reservoir so that you cannot generate any more power, except instead of a dam is a mitochondrial inner membrane and instead of water it's hydrogen ions and instead of generators it's ATP synthase.
 
2020-10-21 6:32:51 AM  
Bong drek

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2020-10-21 6:45:00 AM  

sleep lack: At least it wasn't the salmon mousse.

/obscure?


Nothing is obscure on Fark, least of all this reference to nothing being obscure, on Fark.
 
2020-10-21 6:47:50 AM  

dryknife: Bong drek

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It's not quite as good as lunk.

"What's lunk", you ask?

Lung junk, scraped from the brachia of the most hardcore smoked drug abusers.
 
2020-10-21 6:48:47 AM  
Umm, oh crap, I am feeling like I should just empty my freezer.

Are my chick pieces from12 months ago still ago for slow cooked soup/stew?
 
2020-10-21 6:53:21 AM  

dyhchong: After a bit of Googling I've now come to the conclusion that fermented stuff is gonna gitcha.

/sake is done in an open fermenter, which means anything and everything can get in
//it was nice knowing you guys


Alcohol production relies on the alcohol to kill any nasty things.  You will be amazed at how increasingly relaxed things get as the amount of alcohol increases.  Beer is watch, wine is barely watched, whiskey is on its own.
 
2020-10-21 7:02:02 AM  

IndyJohn: metaskie: It fermented in the freezer? The hell? That cold is supposed to stop that kinda shiat from growing.

It almost certainly fermented before being put in the freezer.


people can be real pigs with food. who knows how long the noodles may have been spread out on newspaper to dry.
 
2020-10-21 7:12:31 AM  

dyhchong: The noodles, which were kept in the freezer for over a year, contained fermented corn flour, which poisoned the family with bongrekik acid.

Bongkrek acid is a deadly toxin produced in fermented coconut.

Wait, which is it? Or is it both? Is it produced in other scenarios?

/furiously googles for poisons other than ethanol made when fermenting rice


Bongkrek acid comes from a bacteria which can grow in fermented corn or millet. There was a case in 2015 where a wedding celebration in Mozambique killed 77 people and hospitalized 170. They were drinking a fermeted corn beverage known as pombe, which was contaminated from the corn flour by the bacteria that produces bongkrek acid.

It's on a poster at work, which is the only reason I know about it.
 
2020-10-21 7:21:40 AM  

Bandito King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongkre​k​_acid

Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.


You know how mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell? Bongkrek acid cuts the transmission lines from the powerhouse.
 
2020-10-21 7:22:59 AM  

mateomaui: Man On Pink Corner: dp3: All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?

It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation.  Having read The Andromeda Strain a great many times in early childhood, I can authoritatively state that this is not generally considered a Good Thing in medical circles.

Ok so then I looked that up, and still have no idea wtf it means.

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Glycolysis produces ATP but inefficiently relative to mitochondria. You need mitochondria to produce enough ATP to hold up housekeeping properties to translate proteins from RNA and transcribe RNA from protein. Your nervous system uses ATP to hold up nerve conduction. This compound prevents mitochondria from sending that ATP out into the cell. It kills by slowly strangling each cell for energy. Things start to really suck after ingestion as your cells' systems start to screw up, pand then cascade into complete system failure. Coma seems a mercy actually.

You would think glycolysis could step in to help but to ramp that up you'd have to rapidly use ATP to make more glycolysis enzymes, and that ain't working.
 
2020-10-21 7:28:10 AM  

mateomaui: Man On Pink Corner: dp3: All I got from the Wiki is that it interferes with the powerhouse of the cell.

...nothing like shutting down at the cellular level. Also has antibiotic properties, yay?

It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation.  Having read The Andromeda Strain a great many times in early childhood, I can authoritatively state that this is not generally considered a Good Thing in medical circles.

Ok so then I looked that up, and still have no idea wtf it means.


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Based upon my vast movie knowledge over the past 4 decades here's what it means:

If you see Johnny-5, remind him not to cross the streams lest you wind up back to the future where Keaneu Reeves will die for your sins.
 
2020-10-21 7:44:48 AM  

ByOwlLight: Bandito King: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bongkrek​_acid

Goddamn useless ass article doesn't tell you what the fark that stuff is.

Sweet jesus that can't have been a pleasant way to go.


It sounds awful.

Putin should be serving political activists noodles instead of whatever "deadly" nerve agent he keeps swinging and missing on.

This shiat wiped out nearly an entire family.
 
2020-10-21 7:48:47 AM  

berylman: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x87] Bongkrek acid. I thought I was up to date on my molecules but this is a new one. This simple molecule is an extremely potent inhibitor of ADP/ATP translocase and will basically drop you. This one scares me.


In under 50 words with one tiny picture you did a better job explaining the danger of this molecule than that entire shiat-article.

Thank you.
 
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