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5 Bizarre Hangover Cures From Around the World

When it comes to a quick cure for hangovers, the jury’s out. From sheep lungs to Prairie Oysters, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite (read: most bizarre) day-after recovery rituals from across the globe. Effectiveness not guaranteed.

Japan: Umeboshi

Japan: Umeboshi

After a few too many libations in the Land of the Rising Sun, a popular practice is to consume these very, very sour pickled plums.

Germany: Katerfrühstück

Germany: Katerfrühstück

Hard to pronounce; even harder to eat. This traditional morning-after meal consists of raw pickled herring, pickles, and onions.

Ireland: River Sand

Ireland: River Sand

According to legend, the ever-imbibing Irish believe the best cure for too many pints is to be buried up to one’s neck in wet river sand. We say an icy shower makes for a solid substitute.

Multiple Countries: Tripe Soup

Multiple Countries: Tripe Soup

Turks, Mexicans, and Romanians all swear by this concoction of stomach linings stewed with garlic and onions.

United States: Prairie Oyster

United States: Prairie Oyster

This classic American antidote dates back to the late 1800s. There are several variations, but the most popular recipe calls for one raw egg, one teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, a hearty dash of Tabasco, salt and pepper. Bottoms up.

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