Ancient tin of herring opened
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Norway herring tin 'defused' after 25 years

Fermented herring expert Ruben Madsen was summoned to Norway to help open a tin of 25-year-old herring which it was feared may be explosive.

Mr Madsen, of Sweden's Surstromming Academy, told BBC Radio 5 live that despite the media attention and safety concerns, all that followed the careful opening was a very bad smell.

  • 19 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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