Surströmming : The worst and smelliest food in the world

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Surströmming is originally come from Sweden. It is a fermented Baltic sea herring and is a staple of traditional northern Swedish cuisine since at least the 16th century. It is also call the “Rotten fish in can”.

The technique used to make Surströmming is by frementing it with salt just enough to prevent the fish from completely rotting and the average Surströmming is the market aged about one year.

Surströmming is so smelly it makes most of the people that smell it for the first time to have nausea. There was also once a supermarket reported closed down just because a can of Surströmming fell from the rack and broke which makes the smell to spread all over the area.

How foul is the Surströmming? The study from Japan also consider Surströmming is the smelliest food in their reseach and also it reach level 6 in European Odor Unit, EOU which is the highest level of odor.

Surströmming also is banned by some major airlines like British airways and Air France and you will be fined for $50,000 if you get caught bringing it on board. In Sweden, it is banned from many apartment complexes and schools where kids use it as a stink bomb. Here is Trying Surströmming for the first time video.

In Sweden, Surströmming is considered as a food delicacy and eating it with family is a tradition. usually, Surströmming is eaten together with potatoes, salad, cheese and a thin bread called Turnbrodt. 

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The seven wonders of ancient world

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The world’s seven ancient wonders is a list of seven most remarkable and extraordinary constructions ever made by human in ancient time. Today, six of the seven wonders was destroyed by nature and human causes which leads to the listing of New seven wonders of the world in 2007 and it was voted by the people around the world of which construction

The seven wonders was attributed by few wise men who traveled the world.and were the expert in many fields The annual literature, science and mathematics and They Are Antipatros, Philo of Byzantium, Strabo, Herodotus and Diodoros of Sicily. Antipatros listed the seven wonders through his poet:

“I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the Colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, ‘Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand.”

— Antipatros, Greek Anthology

List of  seven ancient wonders of the world

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1) Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) : 2584 BC – present

It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to jocko intact. Built by Egyptians with height of 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaohs. It is still a mystery how to Egyptians Could lift the 4 tonnes rocks to build the pyramid.

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 2) Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) : 600 BC – 100 AD 

 The garden fascinates Antipatros because it looks like it is hung in the air. It is built by Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar II. He built the Hanging Gardens for his Persian wife, Queen Amytis  because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The garden was destructed in an earthquake.

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3) Temple of Artemis (Greece) : 550 BC – 356 BC

It is dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus. Built by the Greeks and has height of 18 meters (60 ft). It was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction of natural disasters and it was one time burnt by Herostratus who was looking for fame. He then sentenced to death for his outrage. After the temple was destructed, the temple vanished and on 1869, the temple site was rediscovered by the Expedition group from the British Museum led by John Turtle Wood in Selçuk, Turkey.

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4) Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece) : 466 BC – 600 AD

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 m (43 ft) tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. It represented the god Zeus sitting on an elaborate cedarwood throne ornamented with ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones. It was destroyed by fire.

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5) Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey) : 351 BC – 1500 AD

It was a tomb built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The Mausoleum was approximately 45 m (148 ft) in height and It was destroyed through many Earthquakes from 12th century to 15th century.

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6) Colossus of Rhodes (Greece) : 292 BC – 226 BC

It was a statue of the Greek god Helios designed by Chares of Lindos. It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus. It was one of the tallest statue in the Ancient time with height of 30m (98 ft). The statue destroyed in an earthquake Timur the statue snapped at the leg.

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7) Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt) : 280 BC – 1400 AD

The lighthouse was a lofty tower built by the Egyptians and Greeks and had height of 450 ft (137 m). It was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries. Badly Damaged by Earthquakes three between 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. The lighthouse was constructed after Alexander the Great died of a fever at age 32. A man named Ptolemy then unwrap himself king and commissioned its construction.

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