2,000-Year-Old, Edible Butter Discovered In Irish Bog


A 2,000-year-old, 22lb blob of butter was recently discovered in Co Meath, Ireland and is believed to be an ancient offering to the gods.

Apparently, the gods are lactose intolerant.

Another fun fact is that they prefer the tangy zip of Miracle Whip on their sandwiches, which proves that they have no taste.

Speaking of gross spreadables, the butter has been described as “theoretically… still edible” despite its age and the fact that it was found caked with dirt at the bottom of Emlagh bog. Its remarkable preservation is due to the environment’s cold, low-oxygen environment and it reportedly still smells like a dairy product (a strong cheese), and has a crumbly texture.

The discovery will be preserved in a refrigerated case in the Cavan County Museum.

(Irish Times via Atlas Obscura via Giz)


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