Get ready to hold a little vom down in your throat. These carpet-looking thingamajigs are actually cheese made with human bacteria, such as the kind you'd find in your belly button or in your nose or in your salty tears or on your skin or on your toe. It's beyond gross and, if you really really think about it, makes the very idea of cheese seem disgusting.
Scientist Christina Agapakis and scent expert Sissel Tolaas gathered bacteria from various people and created cheeses with them in their project Selfmade, which debuted at an exhibition about synthetic biology in Dublin. The cheese is supposed to reflect the flavors of their own humans. Stinky cheese, stinky feet—that kind of deal.