MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
The Inuit delicacy Kiviaq is made by stuffing up to 500 freshly killed little auk birds into a seal skin, covering it with seal fat and rocks, and leaving it to ferment for up to 18 months.
- A freshly disemboweled seal is stuffed with the whole birds
- The seal is sewn shut, and oils are applied to prevent maggot infestation
- The Kiviaq is then buried under a large flat stone and left to ferment
- After a few months, it’s dug up, cut open, and the birds are eaten whole
- This dish is traditionally consumed by the Inuit people in Greenland
- It’s said to taste like very mature cheese
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.