AS the spring is setting in, a strange smell begins to permeate in the air in Dongyang City, Zhejiang Province as locals are eating the seasonal "virgin egg."
Virgin eggs are actually eggs cooked in the urine of virgin boys. Most outsiders are appalled at the idea. But virgin eggs are selling well in every street corner of Dongyang. Costing 1.5 yuan each, they are often sold out, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
The bizarre custom is even touted as the city's intangible cultural heritage as Dongyang people say it has the taste of the spring. Full story...