wearing “distressed” jeans today. coworker says to me “your jeans is broken”.
google reader is one of the activities that keeps me sane during the long arduous hours of work. today i started reading an interview with this woman who just published a book about cannibalism, and I found some interesting facts…
"one of the most fascinating is medicinal. It’s referred to as iatric cannibalism, and it is never, ever in any medical writings or anything referred to as being an act of cannibalism. It’s medicine. And also the Inquisition years, of almost 600 years, Europeans went to their physicians and he prescribed mummy, which was a small cube of human ham."
human ham. is that what they call it so it’s less human and more food sounding? as opposed to “a chunk of human flesh” it was described as a “cube of human ham”, much like “a cube of cheddar cheese”.
also this was interesting…
"And are there still cannibals around?
Yes. There are three in jail in Texas, and there have been several trials recently where people have said in court that they were ordered to cannibalize victims in certain wars in other to frighten other people so that they would do as the dictator said.
There are - is a tribe in New Guinea who still kill and eat witches to annihilate them. It’s still going on, and they just executed a cannibal in Japan not too long ago. And yes, it’s still with us, and it happens in wars. It happens whenever people are forced into starvation.”
such interesting things I learn at work! here’s the link if you want to read it…