Iguana

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I Need to Believe the Iguana Scene from 'Planet Earth 2' Is Real

A new report alleges that the iconic iguana chase scene from the BBC nature docuseries was faked. For my ongoing mental health, I simply cannot believe this.
Gabby Bess
6.14.17
mexico

Cooking with Muxes, Mexico's Third Gender

Muxes are people who are born biologically male and dress as women—but they don't consider themselves cross-dressers or transgender. Instead, they are treated as “the third gender,” and they identify neither as men nor as women.
Luis Cobelo
11.26.16
watch

MUNCHIES Eats Iguana and Lionfish on Daily VICE

Watch our staff writer Alex Swerdloff discusses the wild evening he had at New York’s fabled Explorers Club on the latest Daily VICE.
Munchies Staff
3.22.16
EXOTIC ANIMALS

I Ate Iguana and Venomous Lionfish with New York’s Elite

The Explorer's Club’s famous dinner is reputed to be like something out of Andrew Bergman's The Freshman, with a hearty dash of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure.
Alex Swerdloff
3.22.16
hangover cure

Eat an Iguana to Cure Your Hangover

In Nicaragua, iguana broth is widely popular as a hangover cure and as an aphrodisiac.
Clarissa Wei
11.8.15
tech

We Asked a Scientist Why People Keep Seeing Aliens in the Pictures from the Mars Rover

This phenomenon, in which the brain recognizes objects in a field of visual noise, is called pareidolia.
Skinny Friedman
9.4.15
Stuff

Florida's Best Iguana Meat Chef Makes Tasty Iguana Carnitas Tacos

Amy Freeze never tried the finished product, but her 11-year-old son did.
Beca Grimm
4.12.15
Nicaragua

Nicaragua's Government Suggests Eating Iguana as Massive Food Crisis Looms

Nicaragua is in dire straights. The country—Central America’s poorest—is facing widespread hunger because of bad harvests and the consequent rising prices for staple food items. One of the government’s suggestions? Iguana.
Munchies Staff
8.20.14
mexico

MUNCHIES Guide to Oaxaca - Part 4

Daniel meets Palo, a local Oaxacan muxe (Mexico's third gender), who shows him traditional food like iguana stew, turtle eggs, and armadillo.
Daniel Hernandez
5.9.14