4. Women have to sit for a month after giving birth
After delivering her baby, a mom has to sit in bed for 30 days, suffering a restrictive confinement which is, according to traditional Chinese medicine, supposed to be "good" for her to recover. No bathing, no washing her hair, and no walking. But the trade-off is being fed loads of nutritious food, like chicken soup. Honestly? No wonder you've gotta get a license to have kids. It also includes a month of breakfast in bed.
5. Eggs boiled in virgin boys’ urine are a delicacy
You thought eating bugs or dogs was weird? Try a "sophisticated" version of boiled eggs: urine eggs, which are boiled for an entire day in the urine of boys under the age of 10. Locals believe they have myriad benefits, such as increasing circulation of the blood. And it's such a stalwart, the tradition was recognized as local intangible cultural heritage in 2008. That still doesn't make it any less gross.