Theres a rat in my bucket of chicken

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  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Rats probably have lots of protein. Maybe they should just cook 'em and serve 'em!
     
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    Remove the heads and tails and they will probably taste like the usual crap :eek:


    Not much eating on a leg.


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    There's a chicken in my bucket of rats.

    I don't know what to think, the rats were huge ... and I remember my Fast Food days -- they would make us repair/plug rather small holes in walls, ceilings, and doors to prevent rodent infestation.

    These looked almost like an employee released a bucket of rats in the store at night -- sort of hard to miss the destruction beasts those size would make.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Brings a whole new meaning to their motto, "Kitchen Fresh."

    :D
     
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    What do you expect from a fast food outlet that sells food in "Buckets"
     
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    i'm not sure but i heard that rats are the only animals that can produce their own Vitamine C. That makes them nutritionally valuable.

    Can somebody confirm that?
     
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    Couldn't find anything with (an admittedly very brief) search, but even if it was true I can't see this overtaking Lemsip as a remedy when I have a cold.
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Shrug. Rats are bound to show up in food places, no? All the people I've known who've worked at quite a few of the Starbucks' 'round here say they've seen rats slinking around.
     
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    I at a chik-fil-a for five years, and we never had a problem with rats. Roaches, flies, mosquitoes, and fruit flies yes, but never rats.
     
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    Rats are almost everywhere! Of course they'll show up at food places unless they're impecably clean and have a really good rodent control program
     
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    What on earth is the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene? Are they in charge of restaurant inspections and stopping "dirty thoughts"?
     
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    Ah, here we go. So you get Vitamine C if you eat the rat. So no reason to complain.

    I just heard that rat's are usually infested with worms. But on the other hand I heard worms can synthesize Vitamin B.

    Can somebody confirm that?




    J. Biol. Chem. Musulin et al. 129 (2): 437.
    VITAMIN C SYNTHESIS AND EXCRETION BY THE RAT*
    BY R. R. MUSULIN, R. H. TULLY, 3RD, HERBERT E.
    LONGENECKER, AND C. G. KING
    (From the Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh)
    (Received for publication, April 25, 1939)
    A capacity for synthesizing vitamin C is apparently common to
    all the higher plants and to all the animals that have been studied
    except guinea pigs, man, and the other Primates. If the silver
    nitrate staining technique as used by Bourne, Giroud, LeBlond,
    and associates, gives a true qualitative indication of the presence
    of ascorbic acid in cells, even the simpler types of organisms such
    as bacteria and yeasts also have a capacity for synthesizing the
    vitamin. In no case, however, has it been possible to demonstrate
    clearly the nature of the substance or substances from which the
    vitamin is formed. The structural similarity between ascorbic
    acid and other sugar acids points toward a carbohydrate precursor
    for the vitamin, but there is still no clear cut or verified evidence
    that such a relationship exists.
    Ray (1) reported that sprouting seeds produced additional ascorbic
    acid when glucose, fructose, and mannose were added to a
    gelatin medium during germination. There was no specific,
    sharp gradation in the effects of different sugars, but the highest
    yields of ascorbic acid were obtained with mannose. Guha and
    Ghosh (2) reported that rat liver, spleen, brain, muscle, and kidney
    tissue formed ascorbic acid from mannose, in z&o, and that intravenous
    injection of mannose caused a rise in the ascorbic acid
    content of rat liver. Three other hexoses and two pentoses did
    not produce comparable effects. A similar claim was made for
    vitamin C synthesis by germinating seeds of Phaseolus mungus
    * This investigation was made possible by a research grant from the
    Buhl Foundation.
    Contribution No. 381 from the Department of Chemistry, University
    of Pittsburgh.
     
  14. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I'd still rather drink my OJ then get my Vit C from a rat. But hey, thats just me.
     
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    They are not doing a very good job, I have dirty thoughts right now!:(
     
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    because of those rat pictures?
     
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    Rats are usually vectors for different diseases, and from what I've seen, the usually have intestinal parasites (tapeworms like Taenia taeniaformis and Dipylidium caninum and roundworms like Toxascaris leonina and Toxocara cati). So I think eating a worm-plagued rat to get vitamin C is just not worth it. It would make a Fear Factor episode, though.
     
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    This seems like the case in some places, but its very dependent on where you live.

    When I lived in Philadelphia, there were mice EVERYWHERE. Out of three places I lived, two of them had constant infestation problems. The root cause is that the city just has a lot of mice, and any house which is old will have holes that mice can get in through.

    By contrast, I now live in Northern Virginia and have not seen a single mouse (or mouse droppings) in the 14 months I've been here.

    The truth is that it can be controlled very easily. Although the animals themselves aren't necessarily health-hazards, their droppings and footprints can carry all kinds of very dangerous bacteria. If I knew a restaurant had mice, I would never eat there again. It's simply inexcusable, especially in the year 2007.
     
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    It definitely varies a lot. Except for pets, I never saw a mouse in anyone's house until I was 20 years old, and that was a college dorm.

    I remember this because I had to ask someone what places would sell mousetraps, then I was a little surprised to find out that the stereotypical mousetrap design I saw in every cartoon is still used today. I guess I had just assumed that someone would have improved on it by now, but apparently not!
     
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    Oh, but they have! There are pheromone traps, natural and synthetic poisons... but if you want mechanical traps, check here.

    Lately, anticoagulants have been used a lot.
     
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