Because hangover cures don't always have to involve eggs or lining your armpits with lemon juice — six of the world's weirdest hangover cures.
Hangover Cures: Pickled Herring
Move over bacon and eggs, it’s time for KaterFrühstück, Germany’s famous pickled or marinated herring. Sounds pleasant enough for the Saturday night sinner to sink his or her teeth into on Sunday morn, save for the fact that the herring fillet is raw and wrapped around chunks of onion and gherkin.
Deep Fried Canaries
Popular in Ancient Rome, hangovers were often cured with the delicacy of deep-fried canaries seasoned with salt and pepper. Apparently they were a great cure for headaches in particular.
In Haiti, voodoo is used to cure the evils of alcohol. The Haitians insert 13 pins into the cork of the bottle that caused the hangover, ostensibly expelling the aches and nausea associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
Armpits laced with lemon juice
In Puerto Rico, it is common practice to rub a slice of lemon in one’s armpit before commencing a night of drinking. Puerto Rican lore states that lemon prevents sweating, which thereby retains internal fluids and thus prevents dehydration and headaches.
Sweating it out
According to Native Americans, the best way to rid oneself of a night of drinking and debauchery is to kick up a sweat, lick that sweat and then spit it out.
There are also various animal-laced cures around the world for hangovers. Mongolians drink pickled sheep’s eyes in tomato juice; cowboys used to drink tea with rabbit droppings; some Vietnamese people crush Rhino horns into hot water; and Sicilians eat a dried bull’s penis.