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Disgusting Foods That Some Cultures Actually Love

It's amazing how the human palate varies so widely across the world. What may seem like the grossest dish ever for Americans can be another country's delicacy. Every country and culture around the world eats foods that are completely repulsive to others. Did you know most people in China think cheese is disgusting? That creamy, cultured, sometimes aged and smelly pasteurized lump of cow's milk is absolute heaven for most people in the U.S. and Europe.

This is a list of foods that are appalling to Americans but are loved by others. Check out this list, open your mind (and your mouth) and go try some new foods! You may thank me later. 

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    Known as the King of Fruits, Durian is certainly a force to be reckoned with. First of all, it's big, about the size of a rugby ball, and it's covered with thick, sharp spikes to ward off would-be Durian-eaters – it’s Mother Natures way of saying, "back off, sicko – you really don’t wanna taste what’s inside this thing."

    But you don’t listen to Mother Nature, do you? No, instead, you take a machete to the thick, spiky rind, opening Pandora’s stinking, gelatinous box and unleashing the fury of a thousand rest-stop bathrooms on any olfactory nerve within a mile radius. What’s inside is an oozing, jelly-like fruit that has the scent of a port-o-john and the taste of port-o-john-flavored custard. Seriously, its hard to get past the smell, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a rich, creamy, mouthful of sick.

    I don’t like durian (did I make that clear?), but for some reason this filthy fruit is a delicacy in many South East Asian Countries. A Malaysian friend of mine once described it giddily as "like eating ice cream in the toilet," as he shoveled the creamy, reeking mess into his mouth with his bare hands.

    The smell and the after-taste can linger for hours, prompting Singapore to make durian illegal in public transport and hotels.

    That being said, you should totally try it. See a video of me attempting to eat a durian here.

    Check out how this girl went from hating it to loving it.

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