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Old 04-14-2016, 06:23 PM
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Over here, a country bumpkin is usually depicted with a straw in his mouth. I always thought that was pretty daft since straw has none of the pleasant effects described above.

As a kid in West Africa, we used to chew on casave leaf. It is found everywhere and is very tasty. The locals made it into soup called saka saka which looks disgusting but tastes great.

The locals preferred betel nuts which turned their mouths purple and apparently gives a kick like six cups of coffee, but rots your teeth and worse..