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Old 04-08-08, 11:58 AM   #1
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Forgotten stuff in 'fridge

So, I'm sitting in my office, and I suddenly get a craving for a soda. Then I remember, I have this ultra-mini-fridge in my office (the storage capacity is pretty much 1 six pack). I remember putting an opened 20oz soda in there, but I don't remember ever getting it out. Sure enough, I check and it's still in there.

I immediately open it and start drinking. Then the realization that I really can't say for sure how long it must've been there. At first I thought perhaps a week, now I'm thinking closer to 5 weeks... I've been trying to tell myself that there's nothing wrong with it, but I'm not feeling so hot right now.

What's the worst that could happen? It's been closed and regridgerated, but it's been opened probably since late feb, early march. The thought I keep coming back to is that it's a diet coke, so no sugar for stuff to grown on, I think.

While I sit here and contemplate my impending doom, what's the worst/nastiest thing you've ever consumed from a fridge that was probably past it's prime?

For me, I once grabbed a 1 pt milk carton out of my dad's work refridgerator that I thought was left over from my breakfast that day. What I actually grabbed was probably left over from the New Deal. That was the day I learned what happens to milk when it gets old; not only does it turn into a solid, but it also gets this putrid taste that you can never really forget.
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I've had the wisdom not to eat this (yet), but I have a Cooper's Hawk in the freezer.

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Is it unopened?
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I've had the wisdom not to eat this (yet), but I have a Cooper's Hawk in the freezer.

Cool! Is this being held for Fish and Game?

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Is it unopened?
Actually he smells a little ripe.
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Nope, he flew into my window and broke his neck. I wanted to show him off to my pop; he's been in there for a couple of months now.
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Ah, could be begiinnings of a "self opening". I would advise against letting this happen if I was you.
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Nope, he flew into my window and broke his neck. I wanted to show him off to my pop; he's been in there for a couple of months now.
Can't your pop see at room temp?
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Hey, he is wearing a down coat and a plastic bag.
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That has to be one of the strangest items I've seen come out of a freezer!
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Well yeah, but I want to inherit his pocket knife. Man he is a tough old codger.
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Must be a nice knife.
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That has to be one of the strangest items I've seen come out of a freezer!

I have a completely squashed squirrel which is waiting to be cleaned off by the dermestid beetles.

However, AllenG's Cooper's Hawk is way cooler!

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I have a completely squashed squirrel which is waiting to be cleaned off by the dermestid beetles.

However, AllenG's Cooper's Hawk is way cooler!

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Yep, the next time I go clean out the fridge of this one guy I clean for - I shall not flinch - not even if the green primordial mold has lifted the lid off the pan - doesn't compare to frosty bird or squirrel beetle food.

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Dermestid beetles are used to clean delicate skeleton specimens. The squirrel is no longer in usable condition for a skeleton, but the little guys need to eat something, and the squashed squirrel fits the bill admirably .

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You should see the stuff we keep in the -70*C at my lab.
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I was thinking more along the lines of old, nasty food... but the dead birds, squirells and bugs seem to be much more entertaining.

So... how many of you have human body parts stored in your freezer? Pics please, I promise not to tell
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Well, at the moment, all I have is this one severed,................................ oh, you are cunning you almost made me tell you about the severed............. dang it, almost did it again.
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I was thinking more along the lines of old, nasty food... but the dead birds, squirells and bugs seem to be much more entertaining.

So... how many of you have human body parts stored in your freezer? Pics please, I promise not to tell
You will never pry that information from my cold, dead hands .

I do have some nice domestic goat horns out in the car which I rescued from a skeleton yesterday. Do those count?

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How do you rescue goat horns? Were they being opressed? Maybe the skeleton needed the goat horns for some cool retro death bike he was building for this years Halloween ride.
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