Robots Confirm: Human Flesh Tastes Just Like Bacon


This may be helpful when zombie times come. Wired reports:

Researchers have designed the cute little guy to the right: a metal man gastronomist, “an electromechanical sommelier”, capable of identifying wines, cheeses, meats and hors d’oeuvres. Upon being given a sample, he will speak up in a childlike voice and identify what he has just been fed. The idea is that wineries can tell if a wine is authentic without even opening the bottle, amongst other more obscure uses…

But when some smart aleck reporter placed his hand in the robot’s omnivorous clanking jaw, he was identified as bacon. A cameraman then tried and was identified as prosciutto.

Is it weird that I really want to know whether I taste more like bacon or prosciutto? I’m guessing maybe a fine sopressata.

(Photo: Wired)

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  • gansie May 5, 2009  

    i’m fairly certain i’d taste like smoked salmon instead of smoked pig

  • Harmony May 6, 2009  

    Do vegans taste like brussel sprouts?

  • Bliz May 6, 2009  

    The first time I read this article, I’m not sure why, but I automatically licked my arm. Then I looked up to see two of my coworkers giving me a puzzled look. I didn’t bother explaining.. I was more disappointed I didn’t taste like bacon.

  • BS May 6, 2009  

    LOL I immediately licked my arm after reading your comment. A little smoky maybe, but no pig flavor.

  • Bliz May 6, 2009  

    It’s probably for the best, if people did taste like bacon there would be some moral issues I’d rather not have to confront.

  • What a great post. Kids working on their science fair projects can use this article as inspiration for their robotic science fair projects.

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