Florida Man Eating Raw Chicken Every Day For 100 Days Until He Gets 'A Tummy Ache'

By maks in Health and Fitness On 18th February 2024
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Those who have dodged this unpleasant experience are indeed very fortunate, as salmonella can knock you off your feet for weeks. 

The fear of encountering 'pink chicken' can linger for a lifetime, given the nausea, cramping, and sweating it can induce. 

In extreme cases, it can even lead to fatal outcomes.

Credit: Instagram / @rawchickenexperiment
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Despite the widespread awareness of the risks associated with eating uncooked meat, one individual from Florida, named John, embarked on a highly dubious journey. 

He set out to discover 'what would happen' if he consumed raw chicken daily for 100 days, sharing his daring venture online with the tagline 'eating raw chicken until I get a tummy ache.'

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John kicked off this unusual challenge on January 19, posting daily videos on his Instagram page that showed him indulging in raw poultry. 

Given the potential health hazards of his chicken-centric experiment, John quickly became an internet sensation, with viewers tuning in to see him, often positioned in front of the camera with a raw chicken breast in one hand and a glass of raw eggs on the table.

He's currently done 30 days. Credit: Instagram / @rawchickenexperiment

In one of his videos, he introduced his challenge by saying:

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"Day one of eating raw chicken for a hundred days, or until I get a tummy ache. Do not try this at home. Follow me to see what happens" 

Then proceeding to bite into the raw chicken and washing it down with raw eggs.

Initially attempting to document his experiment on TikTok, John found his videos repeatedly removed by the platform, leading him to continue his journey on Instagram. 

There, he managed to gather an impressive following of over 400,000 people.

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After 30 days into the challenge, against all odds, John has remained relatively healthy despite the high risk of falling seriously ill.

In a conversation with Vice, John seemed nonchalant about the potential consequences, stating:

"What's the worst thing that's gonna happen?

"I'll s**t myself for a week or something, but I've probably done worse things than that before in my life." 

Raw chicken carries Salmonella. Credit: Getty stock

He also emphasized that his actions were part of a personal experiment and cautioned others against replicating it. 

"I try to put disclaimers up all the time that I don't think anyone else should do this," he remarked, acknowledging that there are healthier raw foods, such as beef, according to his nutritional research.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clearly warns against the consumption of raw chicken. 

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Their website explains:

"In the United States, people consume chicken more than beef, pork, or turkey.

"When cooked, chicken can be a nutritious choice, but raw chicken can be contaminated with Campylobacter, Salmonella, or Clostridium perfringens germs.

"If you eat undercooked chicken, you can get a foodborne illness, also called food poisoning.

"You can also get sick if you eat other foods or beverages that are contaminated by raw chicken or its juices.

"CDC estimates that every year in the United States about 1 million people get sick from eating contaminated poultry."