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Museum exhibits whale testicle beer and prison toilet wine

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A beer made with whale testicle and a wine fermented in a prison toilet are among the delights on show at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo, Sweden. The niche institution also boasts an ancient Korean beverage fermented from children’s faeces and rice, together with a Scottish brew served from the mouth of a dead squirrel. “So much of what we drink is an acquired taste,” said museum director Andreas Ahrens.

Woman charges men $50 to rate their rooster

A sex educator and life coach in Australia is charging men £28 to rate their manhood. Lahnee Pavlovich, from Queensland, Australia, charges customers $50 (£28) for her “Rate Your Rooster Report”. “I’ve always had a fascination with both how the mind works and with sex,” Pavlovich explained.

Man breaks ice immersion record 

An Austrian man has spent two hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes – clad only in swim trunks. “I’m fighting the pain by visualising and drawing on positive emotions so I can dampen this wave of pain,” Josef Koeberl told reporters. He beat his own record from 2019 by 30 minutes.

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