As one might imagine, it's not a pretty scene when a truck carrying hundreds of bottles of whiskey collides with a lorry full of live pigs.
That's exactly what unfolded on a highway in Nanyang, Henan province in central China. The lorry overturned in heavy rain, spilling nearly 200 pigs spilled onto the street. The road was only cleared of bottles and pigs five hours after the crash.
But the story may have a happy ending for pigs who were likely headed to slaughter, according to Austrian Times:
"There were crops planted along the roadside and many of the pigs made straight for them and simply disappeared," said a police spokesman.
The incident recalls another food-related accident in recent days. Earlier this month, a driver in Beijing lost 770 pounds of eggs when they fell from his wagon.
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Too Early: Balut
Balut, a popular street food in Southeast Asia, looks like a grocery-variety egg on the outside, but it may make you squirm once the shell is cracked open. Within is a fertilized duck embryo, developed often to the point of having a pointy beak and feathers. Diners who enjoy this delicacy eat it boiled, often seasoned with ingredients like chili, garlic and vinegar. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmparrone/5901071021/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">JMParrone</a>.</em>
Too Late: Stinkheads
Stinkhead, or <em>tepa</em>, is traditional dish of the Yupik Eskimos made with fermented whitefish heads. The heads and fish innards are placed in a wooden barrel, covered in burlap, and placed in the ground for as long as a month, or even longer. It's then dug up and eaten raw and frozen.
Too Early: Drunken Shrimp
This popular Chinese dish isn't for the faint hearted. Forget cooking, these fresh-water shrimp are often eaten alive -- after they're marinated in a strong liquor, which stuns them. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostseouls/399979768/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Swiss James</a>.</em>
Too Late: Prahok
Nicknamed "Cambodian cheese," Prahok is a fermented fish paste that can take years to prepare. Fresh fish are ground and left in the sun for a full day, then salted and sealed in salt-filled jars. It can be eaten after just 20 days, but the higher quality stuff is left to sit for up to three years.
Too Early: Live Octopus
This video actually made us gag. Yes, that's a live octopus, and yes, people are eating it still very much alive. It's not for us to judge other people's customs, but wow. We'll leave it at that.
Too Late: Shiokara
This Japanese dish looks, well, interesting. It's made from the guts of various marine animals that are heavily salted and left to ferment for up to a month. It has a strong flavor; even natives are known to turn their noses up at it. Often, diners down a serving in one gulp, followed by a shot of straight whiskey.
Too Early: Dancing Squid
Unlike the octopus in a previous slide, the squid in this one isn't among the living. It's only been recently killed, but nerve cells in its <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20083112-10391705.html" target="_hplink">tentacles are jolted to life</a> when sodium-rich soy sauce is poured over them. The result is a bit unsettling: A dancing squid!
Too Late: Thousand-Year-Old Eggs
OK, so these eggs aren't actually a thousand years old, but they have been preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime and rice hulls for anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The result is a brown, jelly-like white and a creamy, almost green yolk. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29673072@N03/3711233169/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">verygreen</a>.</em>
Too Early: Ikizukuri (Live Sashimi)
Your eyes don't deceive you. The fish in this video is alive -- even though its meat has been sliced away from its body and rearranged in macabre fashion atop it. The preparation of live fish for sashimi, called ikizukuri, is understandably controversial and many people see the practice as cruel. It's prohibited in Australia and Germany.
Too Late: Hakarl
It takes a strong stomach to order hakarl, a Icelandic delicacy of shark that's been let ferment for four to five months. Even natives admit the dish, which smells strongly of ammonia, is an acquired taste. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/moohaha/2687588405/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">moohaha</a>.</em>
Too Early: Yin Yang Fish
A slight variation on the eating-fish-while-still-alive concept is seen with this 'ying yang' dish, which involves plunging a living fish into hot oil and frying it from the gills down. It's widely considered to be a cruel practice, which has led to it being banned in Taiwan, Australia and Germany.
Too Late: Casu Marzu
Casu marzu is a cheese that might gross out even the most seasoned connoisseurs. The Sardinian dish, which translates to "rotten cheese," is infused with the larvae of a cheese fly and left to ferment to a stage many consider decomposition. As the larvae grow, they break down the fats in the cheese, making it very soft with a strong odor. Although some people remove the insects, which by the time the cheese is ready are small translucent worms, but many don't. Check out Andrew Zimmern braving a few bites in this clip.
Too Early: Unlaid Eggs
See those orange balls? Those are unlaid eggs, or unfertilized eggs from butchered hens. Considered a delicacy by some, a 2007 <em>New York Times</em> article said they had a "deep, concentrated flavor, a hint of sweetness, but not overly rich." <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clayirving/2148168354/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">clayirving</a>.</em>