Ever heard of the Surströmming challenge? In case you’re not familiar, this unusual challenge requires its participants to eat Scandinavian ‘delicacy’ Surströmming – which is considered by many as the world’s stinkiest fish.
It’s a challenge that’s actually been around for several years but lately, one viral video shows us a woman trying to do it, giving us an idea of how gross the food really is. As you will see on the footage below, the attempt quickly turned into disaster.
It’s not called the smelliest dish without a reason!
According to a Unilad post, Surströmming is actually “fermented fish… marinated in its own bacteria for months on end, resulting in a pong so intense, those who dare try it are advised to open the can underwater.”
That, however, didn’ts stop Nick F, Simon C and K-lee G of Devonshire Idiot & Co. to try the challenge – and it was K-Lee G who dared to do it.
The smell was just too much to handle.
It was definitely not a challenge for the faint of heart, as K-Lee G immediately found out. Opening the can alone proved to be a difficult task.
“You never forget that smell,” said one of her mates in the background.
“I can’t believe I’m actually going to stick one of my utensils in this sh*t,” K-Lee G later commented.
What followed can only be described as something of an exorcism experience as she battled nausea, shaking, and everything else that went with it. Some quick sips of beer didn’t even help and she just had to throw up several times.
After completing the challenge, K-Lee could only say:
“I’ve tried people, I’ve tried. This is not enjoyable I promise you.”
Netizens couldn’t help but praise her for her determination.
“This lady is easily one of the most hardcore people out there. First person I’ve actually seen swallow Surströmming.”
Watch the video here and see how it all went down:
6 Common Foods And Their Supposedly Magical Properties
Want to have a baby boy? Try #6!
Our ancestors certainly regarded food as more than just sustenance. Food played an important role in religion, rituals, and daily life during ancient times. Not surprisingly, even the most ordinary foods were believed to have magical properties.
Sometimes it had something to do with the size and shape of the vegetable. For instance, ancient Roman ladies would tie cucumbers around their waist in hopes of becoming pregnant. However, cucumbers were also used to cure bad eyesight and scorpion stings. In addition to that, it somehow did a good job of scaring away rats.
If that sounds strange, check out these six other common foods with supposedly magical properties....
Edible Water Pods Could Soon Replace Plastic Water Bottles
Mother Nature will thank us for this.
Planet Earth has a serious plastic problem. There are around 50 billion plastic water bottles used every year, and approximately one billion of those plastic bottles pollute the oceans.
Skipping Rocks Lab has created an ingenious solution to the world's plastic bottle addiction - edible water pods they call the "Ooho!" The product is made from a seaweed extract and is tasteless, although flavors can be added to it.
The edible water pods can be eaten whole after peeling the outer layer of the package - just like a fruit!
8 Astonishing Facts About Bananas
Can bananas really make you light up like a glow stick?
Bananas are undoubtedly one of the yummiest gifts from nature. The fruit is an easy portable snack you can enjoy any time and has several health benefits. But what do we truly know about the Minions' favorite food? There are several little-known facts about the versatile banana that we could learn.
There is so much versatility in bananas, and we're not just talking about the fruit. The leaves can be used to wrap other foods or as a quick umbrella. Banana fiber can be turned into fabric or paper. Additionally, they come in more colors than just yellow! Here are eight surprising facts about bananas.
1. An Early Start