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Witch’s Brew

The formula for a witch’s potion often contains things like “eye of newt” and frogs, and other amphibious or reptilian creatures, alongside insects and various parts of mammalian organs.  

I assume this is an attempt to cause a disgust reaction. However, have you ever eaten the eye of a newt? I haven’t. How do you know it wouldn’t actually taste good? Crickets, by the way, are an incredible source of protein – they’re excellent deep fried and covered with some smoked paprika.  

How often do we confuse “bad,” “gross,” or “scary,” with “not familiar with?” What might we learn from trying things we aren’t familiar with?  Could they perhaps lead us to new, innovative solutions or discoveries?  

It’s at least worth a consideration.

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