Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Let no one ever say that Canada is a weak nation:

Canada's Governor General Eats Seal Heart

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut (AP) -- Canada's governor general ate a slaughtered seal's raw heart in a show of support to Canada's seal hunters, a display that a European Union spokeswoman on Tuesday called ''too bizarre to acknowledge.''

Governor General Michaelle Jean, the representative of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as Canada's head of state, gutted the seal and swallowed a slice of the mammal's organ late Monday after an EU vote earlier this month to impose a ban on seal products on grounds that the seal hunt is cruel.

I don't know how to react to this, but I'm impressed by the sturdiness of Jean's will and stomach.

AWYHIGTC asks, what's the strangest thing you've ever eaten? For me, it's live squid forced upon me by a stranger at Seoul's massive Noryangjin fish market. A close second is goat head and feet, a favourite of my dad.

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