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Snake Wine, Vietnam

Why It's Unique: This puts those old tequila worms to shame. These bottles of—well, let's just say elixir—include a pickled snake, often a cobra, coiled inside. The alcohol, experts say, neutralizes the venom. Like many colorful Asian delicacies, this one supposedly has painkilling or Viagra-like benefits, depending on whom you ask.

Where to Find It: In markets, especially in Snake Village outside Hanoi.

Cost: About $25.

From the article The World's Strangest Souvenirs

The World's Strangest Souvenirs

Snake Wine, Vietnam

Why It's Unique: This puts those old tequila worms to shame. These bottles of—well, let's just say elixir—include a pickled snake, often a cobra, coiled inside. The alcohol, experts say, neutralizes the venom. Like many colorful Asian delicacies, this one supposedly has painkilling or Viagra-like benefits, depending on whom you ask.

Where to Find It: In markets, especially in Snake Village outside Hanoi.

Cost: About $25.

From the article The World's Strangest Souvenirs

Courtesy of Asian Snake Wine

The World's Strangest Souvenirs

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