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What Actually Happens To You If You Only Ate Human Flesh [WATCH]

Sure, a series like Hannibal can make something as horrifying as cannibalism seem nonchalant. The reality is, there are many terrible things that could happen to your body if you only stuck to a diet of human flesh.

AsapSCIENCE created a video that detailed exactly what would happen to humans if they ate a diet based on a buffet of bodies.

For starters, you can run the risk of contracting any blood borne disease (hepatitis, ebola) the person you’re chowing down on may be carrying, as well as infections like E. coli and other bacteria. Humans are also considered to be red meat, and about half of our calories are just straight fat tissue. Finally, we can run the risk of prion disease which can mutate normal proteins in the brain, causing neurodegeneration.

From a factual standpoint, the risks far outweigh the benefits.

While cannibalism is more common in the world of insects and some indigenous cultures, most mammals have a natural tendency to steer clear of the act. Probably for the best.


This Terrifying ‘Human Cake’ Actually Screams When You Cut It


A human-shaped caked was the gruesome star of China’s 1905 Creative Culture Park, FWF reports. Created by Chinese bakery Ai Si Wei, the jam-filled dessert was designed to look like a large humanoid man. The horrifying part was that it would scream every time you cut into it.

The bakery hired an actor and painted his face the same as the cake. The man proceeds to scream whenever someone began cutting themselves a slice. To create the illusion that the cake was an actual human, it was filled with red and pink jam.

Check out a video from the event.


Some Hot Dogs Could Contain Human DNA

Hot Dog Stk

Most everyone knows that the way hot dogs are made is gross, but most people don’t know what’s in them. For good reason: we don’t want to. The last thing I want to hear is that the hot dog I’m eating was made from an actual dog.

That being said, there are times when we definitely need to know what’s in them. Clear Food, a relatively young company dedicated to showing people what exactly is in their food, recently released a report on hot dogs revealing that 2% of the 345 hot dogs tested contained human DNA in them, which isn’t a big deal…


While the odds of you eating one of those hot dogs is 1 in 50, somebody somewhere will eventually be that 1, and it could very well be you.

Sure the FDA may allow for these things to pass due to their small numbers, but Clear Food’s mission is to place all of the facts in front of you and allow you to decide for yourself if the food in question satisfies your own personal standards or not.

If potentially eating another person doesn’t bother you, then feel free to go grab a hot dog and eat your heart out.  Or, rather, someone else’s heart. If you’re unlucky.

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Walking Dead Pop-Up Gives Away ‘Human’ Burgers For Season 5 Premiere


Whether you’re a zombie or cannibal, there’s little out there as singularly delectable as human flesh. Take it from Issei Sagawa, a 65 year old Japanese man, infamous for murdering and eating a Dutch woman in the ’80s. “It melted in my mouth like raw tuna in a sushi restaurant,” Sagawa claimed. Or William Seabrook, a late American writer and occultist, who wrote that man meat “was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted.”

Ahem, got pretty bleak there didn’t we? Not to worry though. Even though the upcoming Terminus Tavern pop-up advertises its burgers are made from “human flesh,” the patties actually comprise a much tamer blend of veal, beef, pork, chicken liver, and bone marrow. Phew.


In promotion of the season five premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “edible art” venture London Mess has partnered with macabre baker extraordinaire Miss Cakehead to give away free “human burgers” next Tuesday (9/30), at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The recipe, supposedly, was inspired by the writings of Seabrook, Sagawa, and others.

Still, if you’d rather not take their words for it, you can find the final pop-up location by following #terminustavern on Twitter and try authentic faux human flesh yourself. Not that you’re into that kinda stuff or anything. Just, you know, for science.


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Human Flesh — What Does it Taste Like? Is it the New Bacon?

So after all these years, we’ve finally found something that’s been trending more than bacon: People Meat.

With the nation still in shock over the recent acts of cannibalism in the past few weeks, one of the more recent stories involves Canadian resident Luka Rocco Magnotta who was arrested after he posted a video of himself killing Jun Lin, a 33-year-old student, performing sexual acts on the body, and then sending different parts of Lin’s body through the mail to various political parties. What’s worse, the video showed Magnotta performing what looked like cannibalism on Lin.

Then there was that story of the Florida man who had 80 percent of his face eaten off by a butt-naked crazy guy. Though thankfully, it sounds like he’ll recover from the attack. But it leads you to wonder, with all these incidents popping up, does human meat taste like?

Apparently veal.

According to Slate,  William Buehler Seabrook a journalist and traveler who wrote the book Jungle Ways that was published in 1931, gave us the most descriptive account of the taste of human flesh to date. According to Seabrook, human flesh looks very close to beef when it’s raw, and when cooked, would turn gray similar to lamb or veal. Seabrook said that the meat would smell like beef when cooking and was so close to veal, that an undeveloped palate could not tell the difference between the two.

Seabrook, who travelled the world, has interacted with many different tribes who practiced cannibalism. Seabrook himself has tried the taste of human flesh from a deceased hospital patient in France.

So there you have it. Has your curiosity on human flesh wavered or peaked?

(via: Slate and The Star)


Post 2012 Prediction: Bacon [HUMOR]

Who’s to say they’ll know for sure what will happen once the year 2012 ends? All I know is, with bacon being such a ridiculously popular trend in the last few years, if we ever do end up in a nuclear fallout the post apocalyptic world won’t just have radioactive zombies to worry about.