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Originally posted by ragiusnotiel
reply to post by dawnprince
The lawyer in me wants to continue stating my arguments, but I digress.
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
is this unusual or a media frenzy ?
how many cannibal events per year worldwide ?
One of the most famous commentators and critics, has concluded, "I have been unable to uncover adequate documentation of cannibalism as a custom in any form for any society. . . . The idea of the 'other' as cannibals, rather than the act, is the universal phenomenon" (Arens 1979, p. 139).
Kuru causes physiological as well as neurological effects that ultimately lead to death. It was endemic among the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea and was confined to the Fore population and those nearby populations with whom they intermarried. It is characterized by truncal ataxia, preceded by headaches, joint pains and shaking of the limbs. Trembling is present in almost all patients with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; Kuru is also known as "shiver". The preclinical or asymptomatic phase, also called the incubation period, lasts between possibly 5 to 20 years following initial exposure. The clinical stage lasts an average of 12 months. The symptoms of Kuru are broken down into three specific stages. The first, ambulant stage, exhibits unsteady stance and gait, decreased muscle control, tremors, deterioration of speech and dysarthria (slurred speech). In the second stage, sedentary stage, the patient is incapable of walking without support, suffers ataxia (loss of muscle coordination) and severe tremors. Furthermore, the victim is emotionally unstable, depressed, yet having uncontrolled sporadic laughter. Interestingly, the tendon reflexes are still normal at this point. In the final, terminal stage, the patient is incapable of sitting without support, suffers severe ataxia (no muscle coordination), is unable to speak, is incontinent (unable to restrain natural discharges/evacuations of urine or feces), has dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), is unresponsive to their surroundings, and acquires ulcerations (sores with pus and necrosis). An infected person usually dies within 3 months to 2 years after the first symptoms, often because of pneumonia or pressure sores infection
I was watching River Monsters last night, and it was about these fish that were biting off guy’s penises and balls. Naturally I couldn’t look away. When they figured out what fish was doing it, it was called a pacu, a native fish from the amazon that is a vegetarian it was brought over to papua new guinea, where it turned into a carnavoir that attacks everything from ducks to alligators. And it has human like teeth…. wtf. On a side note- When Jeremy Wade was looking for bait he figured he better use something that tasted like HUMAN FLESH. And since he was in papua new guinea, he figured he could ask the cannibals what tastes most like human meat. Apparently it’s pork.