You've probably seen the above image circulating around the web in the past couple days, getting shared all over Twitter, reblogged all over Tumblr and posted all over Facebook. But what the hell is it? Did somebody actually make this? And more importantly, did somebody actually eat it?!
The folks over on Gothamist just scored the exclusive details about the unappetizing abomination, revealing the origin story of this six-legged holiday beast of a feast.
Texas-based database administrator Rusty Eulberg is the brain-child and father of the most bizarre meal, which he refers to as 'Cthurkey.' Story goes that his wife Jenny is a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, specifically of the monster known as Cthulhu, and Rusty and her cooked up this dinner for some friends a couple years back. "We went and bought some crab legs and some octopus and bacon and cooked them all separate and slapped them together on a plate," he told the website.
While their guests were at first incredibly horrified by the meal, and its presentation, it didn't take them long to chow down and realize that the feast tasted a whole lot better than it looked. "It was delicious," says Eulberg.
Suddenly, I find myself very happy about my choice to go vegetarian earlier this year!