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2,000-Year-Old Blob Of Butter Found In A Bog- And It's Still Edible

I feel weird eating butter that has been sitting in a dish on the table all day, so I can't even begin to imagine sampling a massive blob of butter that's been sitting in a bog for 2,000 years.

But the 22-pound orb of butter seen in the photo above is theoretically still edible thanks to the preservative effects of the bog, although the guy who found it in Co Meath, Ireland isn't ready to try it out.

The butter is thought to have been buried in Emblagh bog as an offering to the gods, and since the area is a "no-man's-land" it was left undisturbed for over two thousand years.

Now it's on display in the Cavan County Museum, where it will sit until somebody uncovers a 200-pound loaf of bog bread.

-Via Gizmodo


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