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Monday, August 19, 2013

Don't Look at Anything Under a Microscope Unless You're Ready to Be Schooled in How Gross It Is

Posted by David Schmader on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Case in point: Chicken McNuggets, which have always seemed prohibitively gross just from their outsides, and which reportedly bloom into the stuff of nightmares when placed under a microscope. As Mike Adams of Natural News reports (bolds mine):

Earlier today I purchased a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets from a McDonald's restaurant in Austin, Texas. Under carefully controlled conditions, I then examined the Chicken McNuggets under a high-powered digital microscope, expecting to see only processed chicken bits and a fried outer coating....We found dark black hair-like structures sticking out of the nugget mass, as well as light blue egg-shaped structures with attached tail-like hairs or fibers. These are shown in extreme detail in the photos below, taken on August 15, 2013 at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab. The actual Chicken McNugget samples used in these photos have been frozen for storage of forensic evidence. We also found odd red coloring splotches in several locations, as well as a spherical green object that resembles algae. We are not claiming or implying that these objects in any way make McDonald's Chicken McNuggets unsafe to consume. We do, however, believe that this visual evidence may warrant an FDA investigation into the ingredient composition of Chicken McNuggets. In particular, where are the hair-like structures coming from? This is especially important to answer, given that chickens do not have hair. Is there cross-species contamination in the processing of Chicken McNuggets? This question needs to be answered.

Full story with photos here.

UPDATE: Apparently, the headline for this post should be "WACKO WEBSITE DOES A THING"—however, the thing this wacko website has done is photograph weird shit seen under a microscope in a Chicken McNugget. When the wacko website gets busted by the ridiculously litigious McDonalds for doctoring their photos or whatever, I'll blog that, too. But for now: LOOKIT THE GROSSNESS!

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