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The Worst-Tasting Flavor in the World Was Accidentally Discovered in a Lab

A pool of anti freeze, which contains the chemical bitrex. (Photo: ms.akr/CC BY 2.0) A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. We love things that taste good. We hate things that taste bad. Perhaps it's for that reason we don't spend a lot of time talking about terrible-tasting things. Generally, when we do, it involves encounters like Anthony Bourdain's taste of the Icelandic delicacy hákarl, or fermented shark.
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