The average American eats over 900kg of food a year. This breaks down to roughly 285kg of milk, cheese and ice cream, 84kg 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.
What’s the final tally, eating-dead-skin-cells-wise? Laying on our deathbeds, will be ever be able to know the precise poundage of flesh we’ve eaten in a lifetime? For this week’s
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