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This Is What People Ate In The 18th Century. Be Happy You're Alive Now. Published: September 4, 2014

Imagine: After a trying day of being genteel, you collapse in an oaken chair at your English countryside home sometime in the 1700s for a nice, warm snack -- fish custard! Yum!

According to Alyssa Connell and Marissa Nicosia, however, "yum" is decidedly NOT a reaction elicited by the dish they say resembled more of a fishy bar cookie. (Goodbye, appetite.)

And hello, tongue bleach.

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