June 3, 2009

Mmmm protein! Eating maggots at school

Filed under: Nature,Weird by Orangemaster @ 1:43 pm

A Dutch school in The Hague, Nutsschool Bezuidenhout, decided that teaching kids about eating maggots was worthwhile subject matter during a school outing, according to Dutch newspaper AD. Two brave kids ate some maggots on a dare from teachers. Lo and behold, the mother of one of the other children complained to the newspaper of this ‘game’ played by 11 and 12-year-old children who do not have the capacity of making their own choices. Apparently, the kids threw up as well. In true Dutch ‘everything is relative’ form, the school said none of the children threw up, but admitted that eating maggots was ‘a bit disgusting’.

The most digusting thing I have every had to eat was as a preschooler: green Jell-o, a glow-in-the-dark lime green dessert made of sugar and jelly. I ate half, got scolded for not eating it, got sick and my mother yelled at the teacher in front of the entire preschool class for at least 30 minutes for forcing me to ‘crap junk food’. Never had the stuff again.

(Link: vleesmagazine.nl)

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