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Friday, May 20, 2005

Cannibalism: it's what for dinner (in some cultures)

Don't read while eating. From Global Politician:

A notorious and rare representative of this category of cannibalism is the punitive ritual of being eaten alive. The kings of the tribes of the Cook Islands were thought to embody the gods. They punished dissent by dissecting their screaming and conscious adversaries and consuming their flesh piecemeal, eyeballs first.
The article, by the way, can only be described as pro-cannibalism. No, I'm not joking.


Blogger HP said...

"For example, when prisoners of war are butchered for the express purpose of being eaten by their victorious enemies." Civil War, Borneo, 1999. Linked photograph not for the squeamish. You've been warned.

I remember when I last watched "The Hills Have Eyes," I went searching for information about Sawney Bean, to see if there was any truth to the legend (verdict: doubtful). With safe search off, I found out more about the pro-cannibalism community than I wanted to.

5/21/2005 01:55:00 PM  

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