Five Crazy New Year's Hangover Cures From Across the World
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Whatever the case, we've decided to look up some of the weirder options. Hopefully, you won't have to test them out. But, who knows, maybe you can find an unsuspecting victim on whom you can experiment New Year's Day. Nice? No. Highly entertaining? Definitely, yes.
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If there is one thing Norway is known for--besides Vikings--it's a pension for drinking. Come to think of it, the Vikings were also known for throwing them back. So with such a long history of drinking, the Norwegians have managed to come up with a hangover trick or two. The most disgusting: Lutefisk. Lutefisk is essentially a dried fish and lye. Through the ridiculously long cooking and curing period, the fish takes on a gelatinous consistency. Jelly-like fish? Sounds delicious. While it is also known as a popular holiday meal, the Norwegians also claim it is the perfect morning remedy for a hangover. Well, it might help you spew up the rest of the booze.
Aside from crazy matching couples outfits, super advanced technology, and a million expats teaching English, Korea is best known for its resident's ability to consume massive amounts of alcohol. And good food. So it comes as no surprise that a nation known for spicy food and drinking would have some interesting hangover cures up its sleeve. Haejangguk translates to "soup to cure a hangover" or "soup to get sober." It generally consists of cabbage, ox blood, and vegetables in a beef broth--it slightly varies in each region, but the overall idea is the same. Does it work? Who knows, but the idea of ox blood in the morning: sounds oh so pleasing to the American palate.