WASHINGTON – Forget the hair of the dog, some of these hangover cures will send you back to the bottle.
The blog Gizmodo has recently documented some of the weirdest hangover cures around the world.
Many of hangover cures come from America.
The Prairie Oyster, a raw egg with Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper has a long history of being used as a hangover cure.
Some Native American cultures believe in working up a sweat, licking it off and then spitting it out. Cowboys back in the days of the Wild West would sometimes drink a tea made of rabbit droppings.
If you’re in Las Vegas, you can always head to a bus called “Hangover Heaven,” where you can get hooked up to an IV.
But around the world, there are some stranger cures.
Ancient Romans used to deep fry a canary and heat it whole. The ancient Greeks treated their hangovers with a breakfast of sheep lungs and two owl eggs.
Namibians drink something called Buffalo Milk — which is clotted cream, dark rum, spiced rum, cream liqueur and whole cream.
Germans like to eat a “hangover breakfast” of raw, pickled herring wrapped around pieces of gherkin and onion.
The Japanese eat umeboshi (a pickled, dried ume — similar to a plum or apricot).
Sicilians eat a dried bull’s penis. Some Vietnamese grind rhino horn into hot water and drink it.
In Turkey, Mexico and Romania, a breakfast of tripe soup
Of course, they also include more traditional curse like Eggs Benedict, and Canada’s poutine — french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.
Some don’t involve eating anything at all
In Puerto Rico, a folk cure involves rubbing a slice of lemon or lime in the armpit of their drinking arm.
Some voodoo practitioners in Haiti stick 13 black-headed pins into the cork of the bottle they drank.
An Irish legend says the best way to cure a hangover is to get buried up to your neck in wet sand.
If none of that sounds good to you, you can always try this pill which claims to cure hangovers.
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