Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picture of the Day - May 19, 2011

Here are two vats of Snake Wine, which is made by infusing live snakes in rice wine for a period of time. Poisonous snakes are preferred, because it is believed that their venom has special powers to help cure illness and reinvigorate the soul. Don't worry people, the venom is neutralized by the rice wine, and is therefore harmless. I took this photo in Halong Bay, Vietnam, but the nectar is popular in many parts of Southeast Asia. I would have tried some, but unfortunately I have a terrible allergy to large, poisonous snakes that have been sitting in a vat of fermented rice.... : 0 )

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