World’s 21 Deadliest Delicacies

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What are some of the deadliest foods the world has ever seen?

Humans are one of the few creatures on this planet who have the capability of ignoring our basic survival instinct. We jump out of perfectly good airplanes — something that still sets off alarms in the most veteran skydivers — and we push ourselves to the edge of death and back with physical demands on our bodies that defy reason with activities like ultra-marathons in the desert, living in microgravity, and setting the world record for holding one’s breath under water.

World's 21 Deadliest Delicacies (Slideshow)

Yet as contradictory as it sounds, testing these limits is probably what makes us feel the most human or the most attuned to nature and our own potential — particularly when it comes to soaring above the skies, jumping eight feet in the air… and eating the most bizarre, even dangerous, dishes set in front of us on the dinner table.

What are some of the deadliest foods the world has ever seen? Poisonous or harmful by design, not accident, and something that has us questioning our sanity when we choose to take a bite?

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davispolk's picture

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Onlinetaxpros's picture

These meals may be deadly, but some of the food we knowingly put in our bodies every day are slowly killing us. I understand seeking the rush, but it's just not for me!


Sorry, but the toxin in rhubarb is nearly absent. A 145 lb person would have to eat 11 lbs of rhubarb leaves in order to experience the lethal amount. There isn't enough of the Oxalic Acid in the stalks to do anything. Take it from someone who eats raw rhubarb stalks all the time.


I am surprised rhubarb is not on this list. It is a common vegetable, but like casava, the leaves and stalks (raw) of the rhubarb plant are toxic.

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