Gross Factor Photos

Have a taste for the bizarre? Check out bizarre foods from around the world. Beware: These photos are not for the squeamish.

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Andrew Zimmern shows off his catch in various forms aboard the boat, "Pure Indulgence." 960 1280


The catch of the day, yellowfin tuna, served raw with locally grown Samoan lime. 960 1280


Andrew samples his catch. 960 1280


Bats are held over the fire to remove the hair in preparation to cook. 960 1280


Sunset on the shores of Samoa. 960 1280


Andrew Zimmern with a flying fox or fruit bat. 960 1280


Andrew's guide for the day, Gisa Gaufa Salesa Uesele, looks on as Andrew pours a bowl of sea at Maketi Fou. 960 1280


The colorful Maketi Fou market in Apia. 960 1280


Fresh cocoa in plastic bags. 960 1280


Andrew prepares to eat clam on the half-shell 960 1280


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Camera captures shot of Steamed Shark's Head dish at Tin Jin Hi Seafood Restaurant in Singapore. 960 1280


Andrew shoots the beginning of a scene in the channel between Singapore and Malyasia. 960 1280


Snapshot of the national dish in Singapore, Fish Head Curry. 960 1280


Andrew and Rosemary Lau eat steamed shark's head, chili crab, and pepper crab at Tian Jian Hai Seafood. 960 1280


Fish heads prepared for fish head curry. 960 1280


Andrew, Chefs Benjamin Seck and Daisy Seah, of True Blue Cuisine, discuss the dishes of the Peranakan culture. 960 1280


Hindu Temple off East Coast Road in Katong. 960 1280


Bum boats at the Boat Quay on the Singapore River. 960 1280


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A crocodile's bite is 10 times more deadly than the bite of a great white shark. 960 1280


In Papua New Guinea, restaurants serve crocodile meat with turmeric to create a tasty stew. Some people believe eating croc meat can cure asthma. 960 1280


Monitor lizards grow up to 9 feet long. A single bite can cause an allergic reaction that could lead to death. 960 1280


A female monitor lizard can carry 30-40 eggs. The eggs are usually boiled in water and eaten as a treat in the Philippines. 960 1280


In the Philippines, monitor lizard meat is usually cooked with coconut milk and chili. Filipinos believe eating the meat can help treat heart and liver problems. 960 1280


In 2008, a small village in the Philippines became deathly ill after eating the cooked flesh from hawksbill turtles. The turtles eat a variety of toxic sea sponges. 960 1280


Despite the health hazards, several villagers continue to eat the meat from hawksbill turtles. 960 1280


In Thailand, a cane toad's skin is covered with alkaloid, a poisonous venom. The venom can enter the body through a cut or by eating the toxic critter. 960 1280


Cooks must be skilled to prepare a dish with poisonous cane toad as the main ingredient. In Thailand, some locals deep fry the toads in garlic. 960 1280


A Vietnamese man skins rats after boiling them in hot water. Rats can carry a bacterial infection called leptospirosis that can liver and kidney failure. 960 1280


Three thousand tons of rats are consumed in Vietnam each year. 960 1280


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