Pad Thai is a perfect food, whether you’re eating it out of a takeout box on your couch or diving into a plate of it on the streets of Bangkok. Chewy noodles, crunchy bean sprouts, umami-y fish sauce: It’s sweet, salty, tangy, and yes, it’s worth your time to learn how to cook, even if it seems outside your chicken-and-rice comfort zone.
The average American eats almost a ton of food a year. This breaks down to roughly 630 of milk, cheese and ice cream, 185 pounds of meat, and an increasingly high dosage of anti-depressants. But where does human flesh fit in? Humans shed something like 500 million skin cells a day. The fact is that these literal millions of shed cells are making it right into our mouths, often—especially—when we think we’re only eating a couple of eggs or whatever. Continue reading How Much Human Skin Does a Person Ingest Over the Course of Their Lifetime?