Friday, November 27, 2009

Dear People of Iceland

Today I learned the following on Wikipedia


Brennivín (see also Brännvin) is an Icelandic schnapps, considered the country's signature alcoholic beverage. It is made from fermented potato pulp, and flavoured with caraway seeds. It is sometimes called svarti dauði ("black death").
At times it is drunk as a "chaser" after sampling "hákarl", which consists of putrified shark meat, to mask the meat's taste."

no tea for you! wash that putrified shark down with black death!


  1. I've lived in Iceland and the dessicated shark is one of the worst things I've ever smelled. Brennivín is just about the only thing (so I've heard) to get the taste out of your mouth. Mere vodka can't compare.

  2. It never crossed their mind to just not eat the rotting shark meat?


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