He thought that the raw oyster would be good for his hangover but I bet what else he found inside made him feel much better.
A pearl has been found inside an oyster that was being used as part of a hangover cure.
34-year-old seafood lover James Humphries bought two oysters from his local fishmongers, E Rawle & Co, in order to cure his hangover.
While chewing on one of the molluscs, he felt a small lump between his teeth, reports The Mirror.
He revealed: “I thought a filling had fallen out. It was only when I spat it out that I discovered it was a pearl.
It was small but nicely formed.
Pearl oysters are generally not the kind that are eaten. The type that are eaten, mostly do not make pearls. Almost all shell-bearing mollusks can secrete pearls, yet most are not very valuable.
Let’s address this hangover cure. It’s not very common. I found references mostly for Prairie oysters which consists of raw egg yolk, not the actual animal. But I did find this one reference.
In theory it sounds bonkers. Slimy, gelatinous, raw and potentially contaminated shellfish when all you want to do is vom. But anyone who actually gets past the idea of it will back me up. They are salty and refreshing and chock full of zinc, which any professional boozer will tell you is the real trick. DO IT.
Actually, I would not do it. Oysters are an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, and selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12, but I’m not sure that really helps at all. (Take a vitamin, then.) Raw oysters are one of the least safest things to eat. They can harbor bacteria and who feels like eating a slimey salty very UNIQUE tasting raw thing when you are feeling like that!
Most hangover cures are gimmicks and don’t work. Drink water and take some painkillers. And don’t drink so much next time. That’s the ticket.
Tip: Russell G.