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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Do you sleep next to your cell phone (i.e., within easy reach)?
I don't own a cell phone - votes: 148 (4.7%)
Yes, and it is not silenced - votes: 946 (29.8%)
No, but it is still within hearing distance in case of a call - votes: 312 (9.8%)
No, it's not nearby, so I will not see/hear notifications until I wake up - votes: 301 (9.5%)
Yes, but it is in a silenced mode - votes: 1471 (46.3%)
There were 3178 total votes.
The poll ended: August 2nd 2020
I guess the next poll should be whether you use your phone as an alarm or not.
» Transdude1996 on August 2nd, 2020, 11:12am
» amy_levi on August 2nd, 2020, 11:49am
Same here. I've actually tried kangaroo, and it was tasty. But bugs, rats and other animals like dogs etc... no way. Just because it's possible to eat them doesn't mean I have to do it. There are limits.
» SKyz007 on August 2nd, 2020, 1:00pm
» HikaruYami on August 2nd, 2020, 1:34pm
For example, if I were at some redneck's house and they butchered their random horse and tried to get me to eat that raw, I'd refuse. But I'd eat horse sashimi at a restaurant in Japan.
The only thing I'd refuse to even try in any situation are raw bugs. But I don't need it prepared in a "familiar way", any type of cooking is fine.
Edit: but as a caveat, if it smells bad to me I won't eat it no matter what either. The sniff is enough of "giving it a chance".
» zarlan on August 2nd, 2020, 1:50pm
Horse is good, but I'd also want to try snake, kangaroo, crocodile/alligator, dove, squirrel, and various others.
I would happily include eel, particularly those delicious looking Japanese eels dishes, if not for the fact that they are endangered (this applies to many more animals, as well. Like the above mentioned zebra) ...and no, "farmed" eels are no good, as they're still taken from the wild. No one has, as yet, found a way to get eels to breed in captivity.
Why Japan acts like eels aren't seriously endangered (much less bans/restricts catching them), I do not understand
...nor why they insist on hunting endangered whales (if they only hunted the non-endangered Minkes, that'd be fine. Pointless and useless, but nevertheless acceptable ...but they insist on still hunting endangered whales)
...but I'd be completely unwilling, under any circumstances, and regardless of how how they are prepared, to eat certain other animals, such as cats or dogs, or frogs, rats, mice, and especially not things like snail, mussels, insects and the like. (this, naturally, includes crustaceans, who are essentially insects of the sea)
Why am I okay with squirrels, but not rats/mice? Why not cats or dogs? (I'd happily eat rabbit/hare meat, whilst petting a rabbit/hare, so the pet thing shouldn't really be an issue)
That I cannot answer.
» VawX on August 2nd, 2020, 2:05pm
Too extreme, maybe no, but something like horse might be ok mmm...
» Animechic420 on August 2nd, 2020, 2:16pm
» tammyads on August 2nd, 2020, 3:24pm
still wouldn't as I was never a big fan of meat besides chicken any way. 🙂
» Mizutina on August 2nd, 2020, 4:43pm
» Trimutius on August 2nd, 2020, 8:11pm
» Starkick on August 2nd, 2020, 8:20pm
» Otakuch on August 3rd, 2020, 2:00am
» mallika23 on August 3rd, 2020, 2:55am
I don't want to eat dogs.
Chicken, pork, and beef are alright, but not dogs. 😅
» Ariakit on August 3rd, 2020, 5:59am
I've also eaten kangaroo which probably counts as weird for people outside of australia.
» residentgrigo on August 3rd, 2020, 6:13am
I could eat a horse. I instead would.
I like animals and nature docs but animals wouldn´t taste as good as they do I they wouldn´t want us to eat them.
» calstine on August 3rd, 2020, 6:47am
» residentgrigo on August 3rd, 2020, 10:29am
Speaking of animal slaughter. The Last of Us 2 has next level animal cruelty! Even Berserk and JoJo would blush. Highly recommended if you want to turn attack dogs into barley recognizable paste. Those dogs and horses have names, backstories and stuff. The dogs even react to you killing their handlers and start whimpering over their corpses. Easily a 9/10.
» Transdude1996 on August 3rd, 2020, 1:21pm
» hkanz on August 4th, 2020, 8:58am
» Nekore on August 4th, 2020, 2:22pm
» CheshireCaine on August 4th, 2020, 5:55pm
» likm on August 4th, 2020, 9:20pm
Not everything is meant to be eaten.
So my answer to the survey question is "no way".
» psirit on August 5th, 2020, 4:47pm
» kuchra on August 6th, 2020, 9:05pm
Any kind of bug would be a hard no for me. That's the kind of stuff you eat to avoid dying of starvation, not real food.