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A Giant, Still Edible Chunk of 2,000 Year Old Butter Was Found in a Peat Bog

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A 22-pound chunk of butter was found in an Irish bog. It is estimated to be around 2,000 years old. Bog butter is a thing, according to Atlas Obscura. Before butter was preserved with added salt, people would bury it in a peat bog to preserve it. This is speculated to be one of the earliest examples and it is STILL EDIBLE. Naturally, Paula Dean had a field day:



And of course plenty of people had something to say about the ancient bog butter:


via  @TeddyAmen, @malonecr, @hardingae, @suzywong10, @drewmagary 

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