Hair-raising taste

If you find yourself stomach-growlingly hungry and Noah’s New York Bagels seem appetizing, well, get in the mood for ingesting human hair—or duck feathers. According to, the bagel chain has no vegan offerings on its menu, and the animal-derived ingredient L-cysteine is what “gives Noah’s bagels their bounce,” reported Sonja Sharp for Mother Jones. So, theoretically, those afflicted with trichophagia (the compulsive eating of hair) may have an easier time swallowing someone else’s tresses, but if the opposite rings true for you when it comes to chowing down on human locks or poultry feathers, keep your eyes peeled for this amino acid ingredient in the foods you choose.