Disgusting Food Museum

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Creators of the Disgusting Food Museum didn't set out to leave their guests gagging. Instead, their mission is to present foods consumed from around the world, and demonstrate that what one person may find gross is another's idea of delicious.

"Disgust is cultural," said museum director Andreas Ahrens. "We like the foods we have grown up with [...] Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food, and challenge their notions of what is and isn't edible."

Guests can examine 80 exhibits of real food eaten around the world, with dozens that can be smelled and some that can even be tasted. 

Also on display at the museum but not included in the following list is balut, a developed duck embryo, commonly eaten in the Philippines and a favorite of Ahrens, and Icelandic shark, which curator Samuel West described as smelling like a mixture of "death and ammonia." 

Anja Barte Telin