by Charlton Heston (a great actor, even though he turned into a right-winger):
‘Still, both that (Sioux Indian blood-brother rites) and the Montagnard initiation were easier than swallowing that sheep’s eye at the Berber feast in the Sahara.’
Which is something my Dad once did when in Saudia Arabia for Mobil Oil in the 1960s. He said it was considered a great delicacy and when offered, it would have been an insult to not eat it. So he popped it in and swallowed it whole like a raw oyster. He said he was glad he only had to do it once!