Neandertals ate stomach goop, and you can too

By Erika Engelhaupt, 18:33 PM October 11, 2013

Could I interest you in eating the partially digested stomach contents of a porcupine?

No? Maybe a spot of reindeer stomach, then. Still no? Well, that’s curious.

The Western aversion to these dishes is odd, because people around the world have long partaken of — even delighted in — the delicacy known to medical science as chyme. That’s what becomes of food after it’s chewed, swallowed and mushed around in the stomach for a while with a healthy dose of hydrochloric acid. And, researchers now su...

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