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Eating live frogs & rats does wonders for Jiang Musheng, prepare to feel queasy.

In amazing story, asia, China, civilisation, comedy, Communism, crazy, Crazy news, frog, geophagy, Human survival, Humour, jackass, Jiang Musheng, Life, Odd News, People, pets, Places, wild animals, World News on June 6, 2007 at 4:24 am

r.jpg  Down the hatch….mmm crunchy.

Now, I’ve heard stories about people of various cultures around the world eat dirt, mud and clay for their perceived long term health benefits, an act called geophagy. But this is something quite ridiculous.

It’s been reported that for the last 40 years or so, a 66 year old man living in rural southeast China has been eating live frogs, mice and rats in a bid to cure his stomach pains and coughing.

Jiang Musheng of Jiangxi province told local media that when he was 26 he had chronic abdominal pains and coughing. According to the report an old man called Yang Dingcai came along and suggested he try eating tree frogs as a remedy.

“At first, Jiang Musheng did not dare to eat a live, wriggling frog, but after seeing Yang Dingcai swallow one, he ate … two without a thought…after a month of eating live frogs, his stomach pains and coughing were completely gone,” was the report in a local Chinese paper.

Musheng has been eating live frogs ever since, and has now moved onto mice, baby rats and green frogs, and once ate 20 mice in a single day. Just for kicks I suppose.

Update: It appears eating live frogs isn’t just isolated to the Chinese. Check out this jackass trying to impress his friends by eating a small frog, he isn’t very successful.

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