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Old 24 May 2007, 09:29 PM
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Icon23 Always cook Top Ramen

Comment: I've heard this on ever since I was in elementary school all the
way to high school. Eating raw Top Ramen will cause maggots to grow in
your stomach, or the raw noodles are so sharp they will cut the inside of
your stomach up and cause you to die, which is why you always must cook
the Top Ramen.
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Old 24 May 2007, 09:33 PM
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I had some friends who used to eat it raw, and they're still alive. BTW, uncooked ramen is good as a salad topping.
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Old 24 May 2007, 09:38 PM
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the raw noodles are so sharp they will cut the inside ofyour stomach up and cause you to die,
Should we worry about Doritos, too?
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Old 24 May 2007, 09:55 PM
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The OP obviously has never experienced the joy of opening a ramen package, dumping the seasoning inside over the uncooked noodles, then smashing the crap out the package and eating it all like potato chips.

Incidentally, I believe that ramen noodles are fried before packaging, thus, they are not "raw".
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Old 24 May 2007, 10:50 PM
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The maggot thing is ridiculous...I think because they kind of resemble maggots when they are cooked, that's where the mind of this UL creator went...as if Top Ramen noodles are just freeze-dried maggots that rehydrate and come back to life in our body-temperature stomachs if not properly boiled first. Oh and Towknie, I'm going to have to try that soon! Yummers!
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Old 25 May 2007, 02:55 AM
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YUMM, delicious crunchy maggots. MMMM, think I'll have some this weekend. I like the Japanese-style ones from Super Target the best!
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Old 25 May 2007, 06:40 AM
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There's a cookbook - 101 Things To Do With Ramen, I think, that explains that one of the good things about Ramen is that it IS already pre-cooked, just dehydrated. That's why it "cooks" so quickly and does not need to be cooked again before eating. So they have some recipes with "raw" ramen, especially some desserts where it's in there for crunch.

I do remember hearing of some kids in one of those outdoor-style bootcamps that were given nothing but raw ramen to eat and a couple died, but that was dehydration because they didn't get enough fresh liquids and were just eating dehydrated ramen.
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Old 25 May 2007, 11:18 AM
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I think ramen noodles are tasty when eaten uncooked. I used to do it all the time. Unless you forget how to chew and have no functioning salivary glands, they aren't sharp when you swallow.
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Old 25 May 2007, 06:21 PM
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They should get their story straight. It's RICE that turns into maggots when you eat it in front of vampires. Noodles turn into WORMS.
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Old 25 May 2007, 06:38 PM
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They should get their story straight. It's RICE that turns into maggots when you eat it in front of vampires. Noodles turn into WORMS.
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