Thought that story of the human milk-producing cows was creepy? Now wait till you hear this one!
If you’re living in or around Pudong’s Gaohang township, do not buy any pork there — unless you want to gain superpowers… like glowing in the dark!
Enter the story of a housewife, Chen, who bought one kilogramme of pork from a market on Yanggao North Road. Says Shanghai Daily:
She used some of the pork to make dumplings that night and put the remainder on a table in the kitchen.
When she went to the bathroom at 11pm, she saw a “vague blue light” in the kitchen. She turned on the light but didn’t see anything unusual. When she turned off the light, the blue light re-appeared. She tried to touch the light and found it was emanating from the pork.
Chen, thinking the light was reflecting off the meat, moved the pork to a darker place but found it was still “glowing.”
She washed the pork with water, but it still gave off the blue light.
A spokesperson with the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration tells Shanghai Daily the pork may have been contaminated by a photobacterium during slaughter or transport but that the pork shouldn’t be of any harm if it is cooked properly.
Uhhhh… we’re not so sure about that, and won’t risk eating any glow-in-the-dark pork anytime soon. We have no intention of walking around town looking like an ultra-violet light bulb!