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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / German Flak Couldn't Kill Him, and Neither Could Eating Raw Meat...

6L6
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Jul 15th, 2019 08:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

One of my uncles passed away in 2017 just two days shy of his 100th birthday.

He was a highly decorated B-17 Pilot in WWII and completed 30 missions over Germany shortly after Memphis Bell accomplished the feat. And for his entire life he thrived on eating raw, uncooked hamburger.

You read that right.

When he was 98 he bought an airline ticket and flew unaccompanied from upstate NY to England to look at the base he flew most of his WWII missions from. Made it over and back with zero problems.

He also was using a chainsaw to the last day of his life to cut the firewood he used to heat his home. Went to bed that night and died in his sleep.

Most doctors would say eating raw hamburger in great quantities like my uncle would mean a quick trip to the graveyard. He clearly had something rare working in his favor.

Anyone else in FDP Land eat raw hamburger?

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(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 10:41 AM, Jul 15th, 2019)

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 15th, 2019 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’m gonna start today.

Blacksunshine
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Don't fear the peat
Jul 15th, 2019 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

“He clearly had something rare working in his favor.”


*rimshot*

Gene from Tampa
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Press On Irregardless
Jul 15th, 2019 02:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Groucho was known to enjoy steak tartar which is raw burger with a raw egg yolk. So there is a name for it. Guess maybe it isn't as rare as you thought.

ooof

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Jul 15th, 2019 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

My first USAF Missile Crew Commander used to eat raw hamburger all the time. He would make a large patty and would season it with salt and pepper. He let this sit for some time (1-2 hrs) and then ate it raw. He had other odd eating habits and he is a dentist to this day.

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larryguitar
Jul 15th, 2019 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

No way. I'm having my burger medium and accept the consequences.

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jul 15th, 2019 05:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Mongols did OK eating raw meat.

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Jul 15th, 2019 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Groucho was known to enjoy steak tartar which is raw burger with a raw egg yolk. So there is a name for it. Guess maybe it isn't as rare as you thought."

Plus chives, shallots, salt, pepper...

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Jul 15th, 2019 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well, it’s like roulette.
I guess most meat is clean.
Like when someone coughs on you. No big deal.
Unless you are in confined quarters and somebody with TB
coughs on you ten times
Also depends on your personal immune system.
I am not a medical professional, though, so disclaimer.
These days pork is cooked medium or rare in chi-chi restaurants. Trichnosis is rare these days if I understand.


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