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Mon., July 21, 2008, 6:08 a.m.

Picture of the Day July 21, 2008 —Novel breakfast?

Good morning, Netizens...

Oh, Lordie! This morning's Picture of the Day is one that may either amuse or simply revulse everyone who has raised children who seem to acquire the gift of guinea pigs. In this morning's picture, we have two Guinea pigs wearing Peruvian local dresses displayed during the Guinea pig food festival in Huacho, Peru, on Sunday. Guinea pigs are native to the high Andes and have been an important source of protein for millennia. Nowadays, in Peru, the animal is served with a generous portion of Andean tubers. (July 20, 2008)

Granted, guinea pigs in my experience of things are not the most-intelligent creatures, but until this morning I had no idea they were considered edible. I swear it!

Ewww! Guinea pigs for breakfast? Let me skip that. I'll take an order of toothpicks and a glass of water, if you please.


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