Weird Wednesday: Dancing Squid Dishes, Razorblade Salads and Chilly Willy Peppers

July 20, 2011

This week's Weird Wednesday links are bizarre, shocking and downright silly. We learn the new food words we're not supposed to use in writing, see a rare phallic hot pepper, and wag our fingers at Yelp and SouperSalad. Dig in!

Trader Joe's uses Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation" to sell bacon. [FoodBeast]

A couple sees Jesus on their Walmart receipt; Perez Hilton, however, says it looks like a serial killer. [Perez Hilton]

The rare Chilly Willy pepper surfaces in the blogosphere thanks to its phallic shape and scorching heat; these "penis peppers" are 10 times hotter than jalapeno peppers. [Oddity Central]

A SouperSalad restaurant in Albuquerque was shut down after a health inspection discovered too many safety infractions to stomach. The visit was prompted when a diner discovered a blade in his salad. [The Consumerist]

Honest Tea tests consumers' honesty in 12 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Which city do you think was the least honest? [Huffington Post]

This dancing squid dish is popular in Japan, but it may make you lose your appetite. [Foodiggity]

CHOW dishes on the most annoying words to read in a restaurant review, including "died and gone to heaven," "party in your mouth," "I really want to like this place," "to die for," "unctuous" and "cloyingly sweet." [CHOW]

Is Yelp engaging in five-star review extortion? [Eater]

Aquaholism: the new disease taking over First World countries. [The Frisky]

Macaroni and Cheese bandages make any bump or scrape seem bearable. [Neatorama]

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