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‘Human Flesh’ Burgers? The 11 Scariest Restaurant Meals on the Menu (PHOTOS)

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Just in time for Halloween, British chef James Thomlinson has created the diabolical treat we've all been waiting for: Hamburgers that taste like human flesh. To which we all say: HOW WOULD YOU KNOW, MR. THOMLINSON? He says he concocted his recipe based on other people's accounts of cannibalism. Sure ...

Thomlinson will reveal his cannibal burgers at a pop-up restaurant in a secret location next week, to coincide with The Walking Dead's fifth season in the UK.

Wanna know what's really in those burgers? Keep reading to find out -- and see more of the scariest restaurant meals out there. Warning: They're not for the faint of heart and will at the very least give you some serious chills. So prepare to be spooked! (Bwa-ha-ha-ha!)


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1Human Flesh Hamburgers

Thomlinson read journalist William Seabrook's account of the time he persuaded a medical student to let him taste human flesh: "It was like good, fully-developed veal, not young, but not yet beef." And he read Japanese cannibal killer Issei Sagawa's account: "It melted in my mouth like raw tuna in a sushi restaurant." SHUDDER! These are the descriptions that inspired the recipe.

Thomlinson's human flesh burgers recipe, which he posted on Facebook, includes ground veal, pork, and bone marrow. Thanks, but we'll pass! Shivers.

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2Snail Mush

When the world's most exclusive restaurant, The Fat Duck, moves for about six months from an English village to Australia, you'll have to enter a lottery just for the chance at getting a table there. Also? The $525 tasting menu includes snail porridge -- as in a mushy breakfast favored by Goldilocks and the Three Bears? -- served with eggs, bacon ice cream, and an iPod, of all things. You'd better have a passion for escargots to eat snail "oatmeal" to begin with, especially at that price!

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5Dirt

A restaurant in Tokyo, Ne Quittez Pas, served an entire menu dedicated to soil: Potato starch and dirt soup, salad with dirt dressing, aspic with clams and soil, dirt risotto with sea bass, dirt ice cream with a dirt gratin, and dirt mint tea, all for about the equivalent of $110.

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6Horse Meat

It's no secret that people around the world eat horse meat. But last year there was a widespread recall of beef tainted with horse meat. People all over Europe were unwittingly eating an animal not of their choosing, even at some big fast food chains.

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7Horse Semen

Horse meat? Please. That's for amateurs. Real men drink horse semen shots -- or they did at the 2011 Wildfoods Festival in New Zealand. No.words. Except what is it with the horses? Poor things.

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8Koala

Until just a couple years ago, koala meat was considered a delicacy in Australia. In 2012 the fuzzy animals were put on the endangered species list, so it's now illegal to eat them.

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11Fried Brains

Believe it or not, you used to be able to get fried brains at diners all over the country. Bill and Nada's in Salt Lake City, Utah, used to serve brains and eggs. Sadly, it closed a few years ago. Diekmeyer's Bar and Restaurant in St. Louis was famous for its brain sandwiches. Now it's hard to find brains on the menu, especially with fears over mad cow disease. But gray matter still turns up on menus here and there occasionally.

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