We know how crazy Japan can get - there's a whole site dedicated to their lunacy - but China's making their case to get their very own with this story.

Apparently, in the city of Dongyang a big springtime treat are eggs soaked in urine. But not just any urine, the 'lemonade' of virgin boys PREFERABLY under the age of 10.  Why? They have no reason. Other than, it's "tradition", many claim they have health benefits.

One vendor said, "If you eat this, you will not get heat stroke."  Others say the eggs decrease body heat, promote better blood circulation and reinvigorate the body.

In other news, R. Kelly is working with Cadbury and Redbull to bring this concoction to the US. Next time we get caught peeing in public, we'll just say we're making 'virgin boy eggs'. That should go over well.

[ Via Reuters]