Raw meat jumping off the plate video shocks internet

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Raw meat jumping off the plate video shocks internet
Raw meat jumping off the plate video shocks internet

New Delhi : A video showing raw meat piece starting to crawl and then jump off the dining table is going viral on the social media with people tagging it as the 'zombie chicken'. However, a certain section of people is calling the video to be fake.

In the video, a piece of the raw chicken meat begins to writhe and 'crawls' to the edge of the table, where it falls down. People in the background can be heard screaming with the unnatural move of the meat.

According to Scientific American, fresh cuts of meat have active neurons that react to sodium ion, a chemical compound that can be found in salt and soy sauce. This can give the appearance that they are twitching or moving.

"When a creature dies, its neurons don't stop working right away. So long as there is still enough energy around to maintain that membrane potential, the neurons will work," they explain. "(An) overwhelming dose of sodium ions is enough to trigger the still-working neurons into firing, signalling the muscles to contract."

Check out the viral video below:

According to fact-checking website Snopes, the video first emerged in June on Chinese social media websites. While many English news outlets have identified the meat as chicken, Hong Kong News suggests that the meat could actually be a recently skinned frog.

People, on the other hand, termed it to be a doctored video.

What do you think about the video? Is it real or fake? Share your views in the comment box below.