This is the moment a large slab of fresh meat twitches and throbs on the chopping board in a family home.
The incident was filmed in the municipality of Temerloh in the Malaysian state of Pahang and the footage was shared on Twitter by netizen ‘Yo! Artist’, real name Tero, where it is going viral with 950,000 views.
Tero accompanied the clip with the message: “Why is the meat moving? My mum refuses to cook it because she is so afraid.”
The incident took place during the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha to honour the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God’s command. The sacrifice was later replaced by a lamb
Muslims around the world often sacrifice an animal, usually sheep or cattle, while two-thirds of the meat is given away to the poor and needy while the other third is eaten by the family.
Malaysian artist Tero told Real Press: “We were just a bit shocked and frightened, but after that we just pretended that it did not happen.
“We were a little freaked out because we didn’t know about the phenomenon. It stopped moving when my mum decided to put it in the fridge.
“I was amazed by the netizens’ comments because I can see there are plenty of people who know why it happened, but some of them are just as clueless as me!”
The artist added: “I don’t like it when people get to know me because of twitching meat and not my talent, but that’s fine!”
According to reports, the nerves in the fresh piece of meat were still live at the time causing the meat to move and pulsate.
This is not the first time footage of throbbing meat has emerged on the internet. In 2015, a video of twitching meat was posted on Chinese social network Weibo where it amassed over 11 million views.
At the time, officials from the animal health department in the province of Shandong said it was safe to eat.
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