You eat what ?!

Thailand is among the many countries in Southeast Asia that are closely monitoring the avian influenza, or “bird flu”, situation. Authorities and medical professionals are hoping that the virus does not mutate and spread from poultry to other animals, or in a worse case scenario, humans.

Even after a farmer died in the Thai city of Kanchanaburi (famous for being the location of the real "Bridge on the River Kwai") this week, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra did his best to downplay fears about human-to-human transmission of the virus.

“It’s okay to eat well-cooked chicken,” the PM assured the Thai public. “Uncooked chicken is dangerous, including excrement of infected chickens.”

Excrement? Man, the PM sure has some bizarre eating habits! But maybe that explains why I see “Fried Crap” listed on some local restaurant menus.

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