Envious took part in the Stinky Fish Challenge, gross!

The Stinky Fish Challenge originated from Sweden and participants eat Surströmming (fermented herring) for a laugh! The challenge has gone viral and you can find plenty of videos online capturing people throwing up just from the smell! Not many people have actually managed to get the fish into their mouths. The oldest archeological findings of fish fermentation are 9,200 years old, it’s so bad that once a landlord evicted a tenant without notice after the tenant spread Surströmming brine in the apartment building’s stairwell!

Below is a quote from Clare at Envious about her experience of the challenge.

“I’d done a lot of research on how to handle the stench of the stinky fish, and as I wasn’t allowed to hold my nose, I decided to try my best to breathe through my mouth only! This worked to a degree and I managed to resist the urge to gag – until I put the fish in my mouth! That was the point when it was ‘game over’ for me. How the other two girls managed to actually eat it I have no idea. I think it was the fact that Samuel started gagging the minute the can opened that distracted them so much. Our cheeks were hurting from laughing at him so much. It was a pretty difficult thing to do, but well worth it for the laughs, and for a fantastic charity who do amazing work for people, and families of people with head injuries of all types.”

Envious support a local charity, Headway Oxfordshire. Headway help people with brain injuries, improving their lives and offering lots of rehabilitation.
Clare, Suzie, Grace and Samuel wanted to take on the challenge to do what they could for Headway and of course they couldn’t do the challenge without evidence!

Thanks to Samuel from ITGL and great friend Suzie, for setting the challenge up, raising so much awareness for charity and for providing a huge amount of entertainment.

Please enjoy the video below and give what you can 🙂

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