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James Morcan | 11187 comments List of incidents of cannibalism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

Cannibalism in China https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canniba...

Newsweek: RESTAURANT OWNER MURDERS MAN, SERVES HIS REMAINS TO VEGETARIAN DINERS, GETS INSTANTLY FOUND OUT https://www.newsweek.com/restaurant-s...


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Cannibalism: Survivor of the 1972 Andes plane crash describes the 'terrible' decision he had to make to stay alive https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Alive The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 13 comments James wrote: "Cannibalism: Survivor of the 1972 Andes plane crash describes the 'terrible' decision he had to make to stay alive https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo......"

James = would you say that the film version of "ALIVE" is a faithful rendering of the book? (I only recently got the kindle version of the novel, after a 'friend' STOLE my paperback before I could ever read it!) I HAVE seen the film though, many times, so I was wondering if the book is similar + had a good adaptation...Thanks! --Jen from Quebec :0)


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Hi Jen. Yeah, from memory it was a fairly faithful adaptation.
Ethan Hawke has become a great actor, but he might have been a bit young for a role like that however. Might have been better to cast a real South American too.


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Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 13 comments Yeah, no doubt on the actual South American actor thing! I agree Ethan Hawke *was* a bit young, but weren't the passengers mainly a rugby team for a youth organization? Also, I guess they might have needed a "name" to 'sell' a movie about cannibalism, eh? Thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)


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Lance Morcan | 2763 comments Who remembers the Milwaukee Monster, the American serial killer who ate many of his victims? Not a nice dinner companion...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey...

And then there's this guy who butchered victims and sold their flesh as barbecued meat to drivers passing his gate!

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...

I note many serial killers have reportedly partaken of human flesh.


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Hale & Pace - Cannibalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJjUS...


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Cannibals with cutlery: The macabre nineteenth century Fijian forks used by tribesmen to eat the bodies of rival warriors https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...
Forks used to eat slain enemies sold for nearly £30,000 at auction


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James Morcan | 11187 comments The bad guys in the historical novel Fiji are cannibals... That was fun to research!

Fiji (The World Duology, #2) by Lance Morcan


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Lance Morcan | 2763 comments James wrote: "The bad guys in the historical novel Fiji are cannibals... That was fun to research!

Fiji (The World Duology, #2) by Lance Morcan"


Yes I recall an old Fijian saying goes something like, "The Fijian warrior can be your best friend or your worst enemy."

The history books say an early Methodist missionary had that sobering refrain framed on his kitchen wall in Suva.


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Fiji: Still the Cannibal Isles http://www.davestravelcorner.com/jour...


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James Morcan | 11187 comments Cannibal restaurant 'with roasted human heads on the menu' shut down by police https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...


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James Morcan | 11187 comments You can now eat human steak, scientists insist it’s not cannibalism
https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/18/you-ca...

If you’re feeling a bit peckish, why not have a nibble on meat grown from your own body? Scientists and designers from the US have created a ‘grow-your-own’ steak kit, which uses human cells and blood to pose a question to the cultured meat industry. The Ouroboros Steak, named after the ancient Egyptian snake that eats itself, can be grown from cells scraped from the inside of your cheek and fed serum from old donated blood. While the steak is currently just a prototype, and designed as a thought-provoking piece of art, it is a real piece of meat grown from human cells.


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/18/you-ca...


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GR Oliver | 24 comments James wrote: "You can now eat human steak, scientists insist it’s not cannibalism
https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/18/you-ca......"


Sounds interesting. I assume we'll be eating everything coming from labs eventually, if not right now. Vegan comes to mind. I hope they'll be using human cells for regenerating body parts from your cells--not for food. I like the idea of regenerating body parts, e.g., a new brain.


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