Reading the smell thread I decided to pirate the topic a little. When I was in Ecuador we were visiting a village in the rain forest. We visited a shaman and his family and we learned about their customs and such. During the course of this they passed around a bowl filled with a thick alcoholic beverage. I was 17 and with a group of all women, except the guide who was a native man name Gustavo. The drink went around once and he began to explain what it was. The women would sit around an chew on yucca, spitting the chewed tuber into a vat. The vat of yucca and saliva would then ferment for 7-14 days, becoming an alcoholic beverage. Once everyone found out what it was they stopped drinking and pretended to sip it. The bowl went around way too many times and the natives began to get kind of funny, and our guide told us they would be offended if we did not drink their traditional beverage. Brazen with youth and the myriad of vaccines I had gotten to travel to Ecuador, I took one for the team and slugged the whole thing down. Once I began chugging it went down like a string of goop. The flavor wasn't bad but the texture almost made me gag, but I held it for fear of offending anyone and the night went on without any further nasty surprises. Since then everything I've eaten or drank has been a breeze. So what's the nastiest thing you've ever drank?