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Is That Calamari Or Pig Rectum?

A recent episode of This American Life explored the theme of Doppelgangers, and by far the most sensational segment hinged on a report that pig rectum was being sold as imitation calamari. A reporter for the show, Ben Calhoun, got a tip about a farmer "with some standing in the pork industry" who is in charge of "a pork producing operation that spans several states." One fine day this farmer was visiting a pork processing plant in Oklahoma, and noticed boxes stacked on the floor labeled "artificial calamari.
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United States / New York : Huffington Post: New York Blog (3 years ago)

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This American Life: This week's episode of This American...

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Eater National (2 years ago)

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