And You Thought Veggie Burgers Were Weird…

And You Thought Veggie Burgers Were Weird...

I’m a huge fan of the television show “True Blood”. The show is set in a world like ours, except the Japanese have perfected artificial blood, which has prompted vampires to “come out of the coffin”. In real life, though, the Japanese haven’t invented fake blood; they’ve turned poop into food!

No, this is not a joke. According to Fox News:

Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda from the Okayama Laboratory certainly doesn’t believe in human waste.

He thinks that’s perfectly good protein you’re sending out to sea, and he’s found a way to extract it, mix it with steak sauce and create a fecal feast fit for a king.

And despite the downside of having to add soya to bind it all together, Prof Ikeda thinks there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all tuck into his turd burgers.

Why would he even think of it, you might ask.

Because Tokyo Sewage asked him to. Tokyo is swimming in sewage mud, it seems, and there’s only one way it can save itself and that’s eat it.

Prof Ikeda found the mud was loaded with protein due to the high bacteria content. Combine it with reaction enhancer and put it in a magical machine called an “exploder” and artificial steak comes out the other end.

According to Digital Trends, it’s 63 percent protein, 25 percent carbohydrates, 3 percent lipids and 9 percent minerals.

Um…excuse me, I just became a vegan. I understand intellectually how this works, but eww. I don’t think I could chow down on a poopburger, and I’ve willingly eaten sandwiches from my local 7-11. But here’s my real fear: if art imitates life, and fictional vampires can live on fake blood, what manner of monsters are going to pop up admitting they can live on poopbeef?

Check out this video below explaining the whole process a bit more, and then let us know in the comments if you’re feeling especially adventurous!

Via Fox News and Runners World

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