7 Weird Cures for Hangovers
I have to say I’m not happy to be doing this post… but this morning we’re going to talk about hangovers! Wanna hear about my night? All I can say is that blue lagoon matches my eyes…
I was looking for something to make my head stop spinning and I came across some very funny stuff. So, I’ll let real cures for hangovers for another time when I can think strait, and I’ll tell you what some people resort to when they’re desperate.
- Jack Rabbit Tea
What is this? Rabbit droppings! Cowboys in the Wild West woke up to a cup of hot water with rabbit dung after a night of whiskey. Talk about bad breath…
- Bird Beaks and Tree Sap
The ancient Assyrians drank a potion made from swallow beaks and myrrh oil to cure the symptoms of a night of booze. My theory is that the first bird to sing in the morning and wake the foggy worrier was the first to lose its beak. Sounds more like a revenge drink rather than a real cure…
- Deep Fried Canary
As long as we’re talking about birds, let’s not forget to mention the Ancient Romans who cooked these cheerful birds in a pot of oil after a night of orgies. This just proves that if you’re a bird and you get the feeling there’s been partying that night, for god’s sake, shut up and fly away!
- Voodoo Hexes
New Orleans has a really interesting approach when it comes to curing hangovers. They sell a drink that’s supposed to be some kind of potion that kills the demon that weakens your body. You have to do some rituals like sticking 13 needles in the cork of the bottle.
- Pickle Juice
Not as strange as fried canary, but still not a delight! Could you start your day with some pickle juice in your cocktail glass?
- Pickled Sheep’s Eye
No! This is not a metaphor for anything! In Mongolia hangovers were treated with a potion made of pickled sheep’s eye in tomato juice. I understand the poor birds were noisy… but I can’t imagine what the sheep did…
- Bull’s Penis
I saved the best for last, or should I say saved the weirdest for last? Sicilians believed that consuming dried bull’s sex organs was enough to banish any trace of a hangover. As far as strange cures are concerned, I believe this one takes the cake!
So if your heaving stomach and aching head is giving you a hard time, just think about the alternatives! You’ll feel better in no time!