Well, the animal bodies were in formaldehyde prior to all that, not that that is a delight either. Three of us girls in the lab, ah, the memories.
Changing the subject, some of us oldies at a2k met at a new york times site in the late 1990's/early 2000's; that site devolved but was wonderful off and on. One of the people there was a guy in France, name I'd recognize, who would eat anything.. and to me he was adventurous before Bourdain, but not sure of that. Don't think he ever posted at a2k.