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People cannot live without fluid. But drinking water alone is boring. In the modern world, chemistry reigns and more and more often what we use only tastes of something natural.
In fact, this is just a collection of unnatural substitutes and amplifiers. The most unusual drinks will be discussed.
Deer penis wine. Chinese athletes have long started to eat exotic animal parts to improve their performance. In the 1990s, the trainer of Chinese short trackers, Ma Yongren, unexpectedly trained several world record holders from unknown runners. It was said that for this he gave them a cocktail of turtle blood and mushrooms. The anti-doping agency suspected that testosterone was being used illegally, but could not prove anything. But the strangest thing about sports medicine is the use of wine from a deer's penis. Such a strange drink from a penis soaked in alcohol is considered an indispensable tool for helping to recover from injuries. True, at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, an unpleasant-tasting drink was still banned for athletes. However, the ban did not come about because of the love of animals. The fact is that many traditional Chinese products, including those from animal penises, contain ephedrine, according to numerous sports federations. And his appearance in the athlete's body promises him a long disqualification. Deer penis-based wine has another virtue. It is believed that such a strange drink enhances male sexual energy. This is supposedly achieved through the flow of blood to the desired organ and the organization of the flow of "qi", the main life force in traditional Chinese medicine. There is a particularly potent variation known as the Three Member Wine. In addition to the deer penis, the genitals of dogs and seals are also used to make this drink. A member of the National Geography team said the drink tasted creamier than the wine made from mice. This brew is also popular in Asia and is considered a remedy for all diseases, from liver diseases to asthma.
Rainbow beer. The Japanese brewery Abashiri is famous for its line of brightly colored beers. There is a blue Ryuhyo drink, a red Hamanasu, a green Shiritoko and a purple Jyaga. The concept is based on four seasons in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. It is there that the headquarters of the company is located. Hokkaido is located in the Sea of Okhotsk, between Japan and Russia. The winter option is Ryuhyo, whose name translates to drifting ice. This beer is brewed using water obtained from icebergs that float past the northern beaches of Hokkaido. The bright blue hue of this beer comes from seaweed extract. They also give the Shiritoko green color, symbolizing spring. The ruby hue of the beer bears the name of the "pear bank". It comes from wildflowers that grow along the seaside in summer. The autumn harvest variety got its purple color due to the use of potatoes in the process of cooking.
Soda with kimchi. Not only is Asian cuisine quite unusual in itself, its specificity has even found its way into carbonated drinks. Ramune produces their colorful drinks with wasabi, kimchi, curry and teriyaki flavors. For lovers of simpler options, other, but no less unusual aromas are offered - chewing gum, blueberry, banana, white champagne. In total, the manufacturer offers 18 different original flavors. The word "Ramune" itself is a Japanese adaptation of the familiar lemonade. But even more remarkable for the unusual flavors is a glass bottle of Codd's Cork soda with a plastic ring instead of a lid. It got its name from its inventor. The Englishman Hiram Codd lived in the 19th century and developed a unique method of bottling carbonated lemonade. A ball is inserted into the neck of the bottle, which is held in place by gas pressure from the inside. To open such a bottle, you need to knock out the central plastic cap with your finger and use it as a piston to squeeze the ball into the bottle. The method is quite original, but at one time it was almost revolutionary. Many inexperienced buyers are tormented with such soda, trying to open it with almost a hammer, knife or trying to melt a plastic ring.
Peruvian frog juice. Lake Titicaca is the tallest navigable lake in the world. It is also home to Telmatobius coleus, the main ingredient in the local Rana and Maca drink. This juice is made from frogs and is considered Peruvian Viagra. An unusual drink can be purchased at local markets. It is prepared very simply and not particularly humanely - a live frog is removed from the aquarium, beaten on it until it dies or loses consciousness. Then a couple of incisions are made in the creature's abdomen, removing the skin. Put the frog in a blender and grind it along with a hot broth made from beans, honey, aloe and maca juice. The latter is a root growing in the Andes. Maca is believed to increase stamina and sex drive. The result is a starchy "juice" that looks more like a milkshake. This liquid literally burns the throat. True, the demand for "Peruvian Viagra" has led to the danger of the destruction of the entire species of frogs. But this threatens the entire ecosystem of the unique high-mountain lake. To ensure the survival of the frogs, the American Fish and Game Agency allocated a grant of 25 thousand dollars even in 2010. This money should go to a social campaign to change local habits.
Smoking liquid. This unusual drink did not last long, but managed to be remembered. The "smoking liquid" was produced by the Dutch manufacturer United Drinks and Beauty Corporation. As the name implies, the company produced drinks that were designed to provide a person with more beauty. "Smoking liquid", according to the manufacturer, was supposed to remove the acute cravings for nicotine, increasing it from one to four hours. In the Netherlands, this drink even became popular, and in 2008 it went on sale in the UK. The manufacturer believed that this liquid would have to be the best in connection with the ban on smoking in public places that had entered the country. The manufacturer's CEO, Martin Hartman, said his product was nicotine-free. And the desired effect is achieved through a mixture of South African plant roots, which have a slight tonic effect, followed by calming and relaxation. Despite this, as well as the modest 21 calories in the 275 ml can of Smoking Liquid, was criticized, in large part because its design was too much like a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. Today the manufacturer has gone bankrupt, even its website is down.
Bust enlargement drink. This strange drink is designed to enlarge a woman's breasts without any surgical intervention. It was produced by Kinohimitsu J'pan. Undoubtedly, this drink will interest many women who secretly dream of breast augmentation. The announcement of the product states that it is intended for those with small, saggy and shrunken breasts resulting from aging, menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding or developmental problems. The active ingredient in Bust Enlargement Drink is Pueraria Mirifica root, also known as Kwao Krua Kao. To a certain degree of development, this plant contains phytoestrogens. For half a century they have been used in Thailand as a folk remedy for menopause. Manufacturers of products based on this plant claim that it is a miracle cure that has very beneficial effects on women's health, from protecting against breast cancer to preserving microflora in the vagina. "Bust enlargement drink" also contains water, fructose and concentrated fruit juices (apples, peaches, papaya), vitamin C, beta-carotene, honey, royal jelly and collagens from fish.
Tea from pandas. One Chinese entrepreneur hopes that pandas will do much for tea what civets do for coffee. Professor of calligraphy An Yangxi from Sichuan University patented a special method of making green tea, which is previously used as food for pandas. Sichuan is home to the Ya'an Bifengxia panda species, which contains about 80 animals in captivity. And such a drink is sold under the name "Ecological tea from pandas". There are three varieties and limited to twenty-one 50 gram sachets. The top-class product costs 72 thousand dollars per kilogram, which is 10 times more expensive than a rare, 1960-box batch of Wu Yi of Hong Kong oolong tea. At the presentation of his product, the professor, dressed in a panda costume, said that these animals digest less than 30 percent of the food they absorb. The remaining 70 percent of the nutrients are excreted in faeces. Thanks to such an unusual processing, panda tea becomes very tasty and nutritious.
Cow water. About four years ago, a leading Hindu cultural group developed a new drink called Cow Water. It has been touted as a healthy alternative to popular non-alcoholic drinks. Hindus have long worshiped cows, which greatly help humans with their vital dairy products. But Ayurvedic tradition says that bovine urine with excrement can be used to treat a variety of diseases, from liver problems to diabetes and cancer. Representatives of the Cow Protection Department have told the radical nationalist organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that the new soft drink should have a chance on the market. Hindus need to be able to enjoy the healing properties of cow urine, ensuring that the drink does not look or smell like this waste. This drink never made it to the American market, but in Italy it can be found under the name "Acqua Di Vacca".
Bird's nest drink. Instead of building a nest out of twigs, some swifts (a genus of swifts) use their long strands of sticky saliva to do this. They solidify, forming woven bowls, comparable in strength to cement ones. In China, these nests are prized as a delicacy. It is believed to be beneficial for health, as it makes the liver stronger, boosts immunity and improves skin. After washing, which removes droppings from the nests, the product resembles a sponge made of thin white stripes. Usually, each such bird creation is sold by a gourmet for $ 500, and it weighs no more than half a kilogram. Even less often, blood nests appear on sale. They are so called because of the reddish hue, which is obtained from the blood contained in the saliva of birds. These nests are already on sale for $ 1,300 each. And in order for the benefits of such a delicacy to be available to ordinary customers, some companies sell this product in the form of a drink. It has a mineral flavor and a sweet, floral aroma. However, the texture of the drink is jelly-like and rough, with tiny nest particles floating in the liquid. Global pollution and human interference affect the rocks where swifts live. As a result, it becomes more and more difficult to get nests - prices rise. Some people collect even newly built nests or even together with eggs. It is surprising that people are willing to drink liquid from the mucus and vomit of rare endangered birds for the health of their skin.
Placenta 10000 and Placenta Pro. Women are so concerned about their aging that they are the best and most engaged consumer of placenta-based products. This substance leaves the woman's body after the birth of a child. The placenta supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing body through the umbilical cord. It contains a high content of iron, as well as vitamin B-12 and hormones. It is believed that its use generates energy, and for a young mother it can increase milk production, reduce postpartum depression and bleeding, and besides, just look better. But those who are not going to give birth are also interested in the benefits of the placenta. The Placenta 10000 product appeared on the market, which looks like a peach-flavored jelly. It was prepared from the placental extract of pigs. In fact, there is no need to worry about this human-to-animal substitution, as the benefits of eating the placenta have not been scientifically proven at all. However, many manufacturers still sell placenta-based products as anti-aging ingredients. There are many products on the market based on such a component - from drinks to even chips. And for those for whom the pork placenta does not seem to be a strong enough remedy, there is always a product called "Placenta Pro", created from the extract of the corresponding horse tissues.
Cheeseburger cocktail. Animal advocates and vegetarians now need to protest not only against steaks and hamburgers, but also against such a cocktail. It was invented in Toronto, Canada, when National Sandwich Day was celebrated. At one of the competitions, an unusual cocktail was presented, which included cheddar cheese, tomatoes, a little beef, pickles and even a bit of rum. The creator of the drink, Trevor Burris, believes that his brainchild will appeal to true fans of meat food. But the best thing is not just to drink it at lunch, but to eat it with some other meat meal. So you can eat a steak and eat it with a cheeseburger, only in liquid form.