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Regular readers of this website are aware that we are not squeamish about covering the seamier side of dining. We have featured a number of articles on eating insects and culinary “delicacies” from far remote regions of the globe that are not for the faint-hearted.

So it should come as no surprise that when we learned recently about a video posted to Facebook by a Florida woman chronicling a shocking experience she had a table, we felt duty-bound to share it with readers. It’s not clear where the footage as recorded, though the presence of chopsticks on a plate would suggest it was an Asian restaurant.

If you’re all set, here goes:

If you’re not sure what you just witnessed, the New York Post surmises that the video is of a “piece of raw chicken” that “appears to come back to life.”

After hoisting itself upward, the carcass yanks itself off the diner’s plate as a terrified onlooker can be heard screaming.


People posted comments suggesting the movements were caused by nerve endings that had not yet died.

One person said “usually because the meat is so fresh the muscles can still move,” while a second added, “it was so fresh that some of the muscles are still firing off signals.”

Others saw dark humor in it, with one saying: “Hell no if my food is walking, I’m walking too.”

Chickens have been known to survive and keep moving despite losing their heads — hence the term “headless chicken.” One in Thailand reportedly managed to survive for a week with only a bloodied stump where its head used to be.

AppleEats founder Howard Portnoy told readers back in 2017 about having dined on torisachi, marinated raw chicken. Presumably if the food stood up and walked off the plate, no doubt he would have made a point of mentioning it.