12 Foods That Could Kill You

Hákal
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Hákal

The rotten-smelling Greenland shark is a staple on the ice-covered, Nordic island. The smell of the Hákarl is not what renders one incapacitated, though. Because the species doesn’t have a urinary tract, all the waste and potentially toxic substances get filtered into the meat of the animal. It takes a six-month process to render the dish safe to eat.

Where to Try it Safely Prepared: Try the smelly dish at Reykjavik, Iceland’s Nora Magasin.

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