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Top 10: Craziest cures for your New Year’s Day hangover [SLIDESHOW]

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Taylor Bigler
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There’s a reason New Year’s Day is a holiday — it’s so everyone can stay underneath their covers all day long and watch “Law & Order” reruns.

Why? There is probably a pretty good chance that you will go out out on New Year’s Eve and drink alcohol. A lot of alcohol. And you will most likely have a hangover the next day.

But if curling up in the fetal position doesn’t cut it, there are some insane hangover cures out there. From drinking pickle juice, getting buried in the sand and eating a deep-fried canary, here are the 10 craziest hangover cures to try on New Year’s Day if you are really feeling the pain. (Or you can just stick with The Daily Caller’s tried-and-true hangover remedy of eating a cheeseburger and drinking a ton of Gatorade.)

Unfortunately, none of these cures addresses any sort of moral hangover you may have from the night before — only the physical symptoms — so try not to say or do anything too stupid as the clock strikes twelve.

(via AskMen.com and the Farmer’s Almanac)

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  • In Poland, people drink pickle juice to feel better the day after drinking. This is actually not nearly as disgusting as many of the other purported cures on this list.
  • A preventative hangover method from Puerto Rico is weird, but not exactly disgusting: Rub lemon slices under your armpits before drinking and you won't feel a thing the next day.
  • In Ireland, they believed that if you buried a hungover person in sand up to their neck that their hangover would be cured. Those crazy Irish people! But, hey, they like to drink a lot so maybe they are onto something.
  • This disgusting concoction comes, of course, from Germany: Eating pickled herring the day after drinking will cure a hangover. We think we'd rather stick with the hangover.
  • Here's another one from our Irish friends. If you live on the East coast, you're in luck, because supposedly a dip in the Atlantic ocean will snap you right out it. Sorry, West coasters, but we haven't found any science on the Pacific ocean's hangover curing abilities. You're out of luck.
  • If you happened to be drinking wine or Champagne (or anything with a cork), try sticking 13 pins into the cork of the bottle you drank from, according to a legendary cure from Haiti.
  • American cowboys used to steep rabbit droppings in hot water and then drink this popular concoction to cure their hangovers back in the old wild, wild west days.
  • The Ancient Romans' hangover cure is both bizarre and horrifying. The gladiators themselves would deep-fry little yellow canaries and eat them in order to cure a wretched hangover.
  • Jeeves' cure: add a raw egg, Worcestershire sauce and red pepper for P.G. Wodehouse's infamous hangover cure invented by the trusty butler Jeeves.
  • Back in the day, Sicilians thought that eating dried bull penises would help one's hangover. It could work, since this is so absolutely disgusting that your body would reject this concoction more than the previous night's alcohol.

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