Weirdest souvenirs ever

2014-05-02 07:50
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Funny hats, strange drinks, plastic keepsakes and things made out of animal skins – that pretty much sums up classic souvenirs from around the world.

While bringing back memories in a tangible form from your holiday destination may seem like a good idea at the time, trinkets like these often end up taking up precious luggage space and eventually end up gathering dust on some obscure mantelpiece.  

Or in a closet, if it happens to be one of these seven super strange souvenirs we came across on Instagram!

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Snake wine – Vietnam

This isn't a euphemism and that's no toy snake! Snake wine is an actual alcoholic beverage produced by infusing whole snakes in rice wine or grain alcohol. GROSS! It's widely available at markets across South East Asia. 

Kangaroo bottle opener – Australia

And when we say Kangaroo bottle opener, we really mean Kangaroo SCROTUM bottle opener. Apparently this testicular trinket is actually a best-seller among tourists Down Under. 

Gator head – Florida

"Beautifully finished gator head taken from the Central Florida Everglades.  All original alligator head finished with preservative to last a lifetime." That is an actual line from a retail website. Yes, gator heads are big in Florida. 

A Royal Wedding Mug – UK  

Or any other royal trinket. They're a dime a dozen in the UK and about as kitsch as can be! 

Obama condom – New York

"If you want to want to remember the election with your next erection, use these unique conversation starters or give them as a gift to your favorite political player." Wow! What a sales pitch from Say It With A Condom.

Canned air – from Sweden

People actually buy this?! 

Hakkiesdraad Mampoer - from South Africa

Good luck to any tourists who don't know the bite of 'witblits.'

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