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In Greenland, holidays are just as special, and their celebrations would not be complete without the Inuit delicacy of
, the Inuit start by gathering their meats.
First, they capture and slaughter a large seal. The seal is then disemboweled and greased.
Then, hundreds of auks, a bird similar to a penguin, are caught and killed. The bodies are stuffed, whole, into the body of the dead seal.
After the whole birds have been stuffed into the seal carcass, the seal is sutured shut and covered with heaps of grease to prevent maggots from entering the body.
A hole is then dug, and the seal is placed, auks and all, inside and covered with heavy stones.
After several months, usually close to the Christmas holiday, the seal is dug up.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017