@pimblycharles: Yup I was picky about the preparation of conch I chose off a menu. Fried and crispy in salad worked out ok.
I looked at a bucket of fresh chicken feet in the Chinese grocery just this morning.
Most socially unusual food would be thinly sliced raw horse in Japan. Very fatty.
Most WTF Am I Eating? is definitely Japanese pizza. For those who don't instantly understand the concept, think one topping per slice. Here's your one slice with asparagus, here's one with corn, here's one with egg, here's unspecified seafood with hollandaise sauce... this pattern repeated several times in different places, including some of the better Italian joints in Tokyo....
When my sister-in-law eats shrimp sashimi, they are normally served as whole shrimp. We have lots of photos of her letting the head stick out of her mouth. T_T
For the record I think eating any animal while it's still alive is about the most animalistic and barbaric thing imaginable.