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World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

Cobra Blood
Southern China, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines

Part of cobra blood’s supposed potency is linked to the danger of catching and consuming it, a Cantonese tradition dating back to the Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220). And yes, catching it kills hundreds of people each year. Aficionados consume it straight or with alcohol—either way, the drink contains choice bits of flesh.

Where to Find It: The Snake Village outside Hanoi in Vietnam as well as at chain restaurant Xin Li Zhi Wan in Guangzhou, China.

Cost: $80 per pound.

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