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Ancient Irish Bog Butter Is Still Edible After 2,000 Years

If someone asked you to taste a 2,000-year-old chunk of strong-smelling butter that has just been fished out of a bog, would you accuse that person of poisoning you? If so, you would be wrong, because that butter is probably still edible, according to the experts who analyzed just such a relic in Co Meath, Ireland. The 22-pounds of butter had likely been thrown into the bog as an offering to the gods, and the peculiar underground environment ended up preserving it like a top-quality refrigerator. Have a look at the discovery below.

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