Two of Six Washed Up Feet Matched by DNA
Mentioned on MeFi at least once before
, this is the latest news in the saga of six human feet (enclosed in shoes) that have, over the past few years, washed up along the coast of BC. DNA testing has proven that two of the dismembered feet--found six months apart and clad in size 7 New Balance running shoes--apparently belonged to the same woman. I'm guessing the matching sneakers were a clue. Two down, four to go.
posted by dbarefoot
on Dec 6, 2008 -
Missing: four left feet or some number of bodies. Another severed right foot has been found in British Columbia.
Another severed human foot has been discovered washed ashore on Canada's Pacific coast, but police are no closer to solving the gruesome mystery on where they are coming from. The shoe-clad foot was discovered on Thursday on a small uninhabited island south of Vancouver in the Strait of Georgia, and is the fourth discovered in the region in the past 10 months. All four cases involved right feet, and each was found on a different island. The earlier feet were also still in shoes. Previously 1
posted by jokeefe
on May 23, 2008 -
Mum with no arms
changes baby's nappy with her feet. There's something really unnerving about this (rather old) video, but it sure puts Gondry
posted by tombola
on Jan 17, 2007 -
just won't go away. New evidence suggests the development of the human embryo
mirrors our species' course of evolution. This guy
seems to be stirring up all kinds of trouble these days. It makes me wonder: does this new information help determine the quality of being human
? From the link: "Another supposed vagary produced by the abortion issue is the question as to when the embryo or fetus becomes human. Rivers Singleton, Jr. states in his article in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, that, for some, conception defines the point of being human, whereas, for others, various periods of development suffice to 'distinguish human from non-humans
posted by narwhal
on May 19, 2006 -
Feet first? You're sick!
What's this all about? Fetishism on its own is impotence. It should surely be an apéritif, an accompaniment, a starter - not the main dish. Men seem to use it as an excuse not to engage. For women it's just an item on the menu of love; not the make-or-break thing men seem to make it. What was that Adam Sandler film where he gets foot-whacked by brilliant, dreamy John Turturro? [Via very manly, ever-so-sensitive Bifurcated Rivets - I hate the way men post things and then cover themselves by saying "may offend"!
posted by Schweppes Girl
on Oct 27, 2002 -