Stinky Foods: 10 Weird Facts About Surströmming

March 7, 2012

9. Surströmming was once used as evidence in court.


In 1981, the landlord in an eviction court case opened a can of surströmming inside the courtroom to demonstrate that the tenant, who was evicted for spreading surströmming brine in the building's staircase, subjected fellow tenants to a stench far beyond that which is reasonable to tolerate. The court ruled in favor of the landlord.