Cobra BloodSouthern China, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines

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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.

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

Cobra BloodSouthern 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.

Brian Zarate [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/lvulgaris/

World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs

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