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The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

You may pride yourself on your ability to hold your alcohol, but would you sip on vino infused with snakes and scorpions? How about a tonic of three-day-old mice? Here are some of the weirdest alcoholic drinks we’ve come across. Some sound delicious, while others you’d have to be drunk to down.

Snake, scorpion, and lizard wine

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via pxleyes.com, Érdekes világ, Jim Altieri/Flickr and Joaquin Uy/Flickr)

Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

Mamma Mia! was developed in 2006 in a home brewery in Campton Township, Illinois, by Tom and Athena Seefurth.

“The Margarita pizza is put into the mash & steeped like a tea bag. A whole wheat crust made with water, flour & yeast is topped with tomato, oregano, basil & garlic. The essence of the pizza spices is washed off with hot water and filtered into a brewpot, where it is boiled for a long, long time. During the process, we add hops & spices in a cheesecloth type bag & filter the cooled liquid into a fermentation vessel. (big glass 6 gallon water jug). After a week or two, the beer is good to go. Keg it or bottle it.” – says the product’s homepage.

(via Mamma Mia Pizza Beer)

Shenandoah Chocolate Donut Stout Beer from Virginia

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via Beers In The Hen House)

Voodoo Doughnut Beers

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

Bacon Maple Ale

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale

(via Hiconsumption and Beer Street Journal)

Vermont White Vodka

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

Triple distilled in small batches from pure milk, sugar and local spring water.

(via Incredible Diary and Vermont Spirits)

Rice Wine with baby mice

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

Immersed in this traditional Chinese and Korean health tonic are a bunch of little mice (no more than three days old) with closed eyes.

(via Junch and Bizarre Foods in The World)

Bakon, the Bacon Vodka

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via Bakon)

Kumis (or Kymyz)

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

This lightly alcholic drink of Central Asia contains only between 0.7 and 2.5% alcohol. It’s a fermented dairy product made from mare’s milk,

which has 40% more lactose than cow’s milk before the fermentation process.

(via Wikimedia Commons/A. Savin)

Chili vodka

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

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(via Geekologie, Chile Foundry and GeekAlerts)

Mekong River Eel Wine

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

This wine from Laos includes river eels from the Mekong River, ginseng roots, and herbs.

(via Kaboodle)

Reindeer horn whiskey

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

This strong Laotian white rice whiskey is fermented in clay pots for over a year and infused with reindeer horns and herbs.

(via Dynamic Liquor)

Mezcal

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Mexican distilled alcoholic beverage is made from the maguey plant (agave). Some bottles of mezcal contains a larva of a moth, added during the bottling process.

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Scorpion Mezcal, an extreme mezcal

(via Drinkhacker)

Giant Centpiede Whiskey

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via Thailand Unique)

Pinnacle Vodkas

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via Frugal Southern Living and Vodkabuzz)

Agwa de Bolivia, a Coca Leaf Liqueur

This green liqueur is made from coca leafs, guarana, ginseng, lime juice concentrate, and 36 other herbs.

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

(via the Kitchn)

Seagull Wine

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

The weirdest of all drinks was invented by the Inuits. To make the drink, stuff a dead seagull into a bottle of water and put in direct sunlight until fermented.

“If you opened up a Toyota’s carburetor and drank the leftover fluid from inside, that would be pretty close. It goes down hard and settles in even worse. But I must say it sure gets people inebriated in a hurry. And the next day’s hangover is nothing short of spectacular. You’ll feel like you’ve been repeatedly beaten over the head by a giant…well, seagull.” – according to Suzanne Donahue.

(via WineTimes and Wikimedia Commons/Arnold Paul)

The Three Penis Liquor

The Strangest Alcoholic Beverages Ever to Touch a Human Tongue

This rice wine is a Chinese traditional medicine that has various types of animal penis (seal, deer and Cantonese dog) brewed in it to grant male potency and virility to the drinker. Please direct all of your The League jokes to the comment section.

(via John Pasden/Flickr and Sinosplice)

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More than 5,000 strange holes have been found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean

On a relatively small part of the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of the United States, there are several thousand indentations of various sizes, the origin of which is not completely clear.

This was reported by scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

The larger pits have an average width of 175 meters and a depth of about five meters. Their shape is almost perfectly round.

Over the last few years, experts at MBARI and other organizations have found more than 5,200 such holes, such as smallpox, on an area of ​​approximately 1 300 square kilometers. So far, this is the largest concentration of such sites in North America.

More recently, scientists have been exploring the bottom of California in more detail. The fact is that they want to build a power plant there, but first they need to study the local conditions in detail.

Thousands of small pits or micro-depressions have been discovered using sonars mounted on autonomous submarines. Their width is about 11 meters and the depth is about a meter. Moreover, their shape is not round but oval.

Previously, similar seabed depressions have been found elsewhere in the world, and their origin is mainly due to methane emissions.

However, MBARI researchers find no evidence of this gas in the bottom sediments or in the water in this region.

Large and small holes

Sonar data showing sludge bed layers, indicate that these points have been inactive for the last 50,000 years.

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Scientists discover that the Y chromosome is disappearing from the blood of men

A study has found that Y chromosomes of men are disappearing as they get older and could put them at greater risk of cancer.

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. The Y chromosome is considered the male chromosome and women don’t have it: they have the XX chromosomes while men have XY.

But researchers have discovered that many men also lack Y chromosomes in some of their white blood cells.

The investigation

To reach this conclusion, scientists led by the University of Cambridge conducted a study on samples of 205,011 men, obtained from the Biobank gene bank in the United Kingdom, which contains the DNA of 500,000 volunteers.

They identified 156 autosomal genetic variants related to the loss of the Y chromosome, which were preferably close to genes involved in the regulation of the cell cycle, susceptibility to cancer or somatic drivers of tumor growth.

They found that more than four in 10 men (43.6%) had lost a notable proportion of their Y chromosomes at the age of 70.

The researchers found that one in five men in a sample of more than 200,000 had begun to lose Y chromosomes of DNA in some of their blood cells.

20% of men of all ages had lost some of the Y chromosomes in their blood and this proportion had doubled when men were 70 years old.

Subsequent analysis showed that people with high genetic predisposition to lose the Y chromosome were at greater risk of suffering from some type of cancer. The autosomal genetic variants found also influenced other aspects such as reproductive aging or type 2 diabetes.

Possible causes

The study authors believe that the loss of Y occurs through predisposition to processes that promote errors in cell division, or processes that help create an environment where aneuploid cells (cells with an abnormal number of chromosomes) are more likely to proliferate.

The team that made the discovery said that this strange change may be a sign that men’s DNA was unstable and that the body was allowing random genetic mutations to accumulate.

The research has been published in the magazine Nature.

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The Dani cannibal tribe and their smoky dead ancestors

In the Baliem Valley, West Papua Province in Indonesia, lives a weirdly primitive tribe called the Dani People.

A few decades ago, Dani actively practiced ritual cannibalism. It is now reported that this tradition has been discontinued.

In their recent macabre history, there is no less a frightening tradition of smoked dried carcasses of their dead relatives over a fire. And also cutting off the phalanges of women’s fingers.

The phalanges were cut with a stone axe. This procedure is performed for those women who have lost a male relative: husband, son, brother or nephew, to emphasise the pain of loss and to appease the dead’s spirit.

The surgery was primitive and rough, but the wounds on the hands of the women healed well and fairly quickly.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Recently, Italian photographer Gianluca Chiodini visited the village of Dani People and made unique color photographs.

Gianluca Chiodini

Chiodini wandered in the jungle for days trying to find the tribe and finally he was lucky.

The photographer shares:

“The natives greeted me warmly and did not even try to eat me.”

Gianluca was shocked to see the 250-year-old corpses of the dead, Dani’s “eternal” ancestors, completely black from smoking for a long time.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The guide told the Italian that seven smoked mummies are stored in the village, but only two of them are allowed to be shown to strangers. The rest are taboos, and if the photographer tries to find them himself and photographs them, the natives could kill him.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

To prevent mummies from decomposing, they are removed daily and carefully smeared with ointment of herbs and lard. Then they are hung over the fire so that the smoke can penetrate well into the body. All this has been happening daily for 250 years.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Dani people stopped eating their relatives only after 1990, at least officially. Now the meat they eat is mostly pork.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

The natives hunt wild pigs with bows and arrows. After being captured and killed, the pigs are wrapped in palm leaves and allowed to be smoked by fire, like the mummies of their ancestors.

When the meat is hot, it is considered ready. Men are the first to eat, and women and children eat what is left behind.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Many women in the tribe have their fingers cut off, meaning they have lost many male relatives.

Photo: Mediadrum images / Gianluca Chiodini

Whether these deaths were in battle with neighboring tribes or through illness, history is silent …

Photo: Mediadrumimages / Gianluca Chiodini

Now, finger-cutting is also considered a forbidden procedure and in young women the fingers are already intact but you can still see the amputated hands of the older women.

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