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The Last Laughing Death

Fifty-five years after the first reported cases of kuru, an article looks back at the discovery, study, and cultural context of the prion disease.
posted by zamboni on Nov 23, 2012 - 29 comments

Thought for food.

Like eating brains? I know you do. Why not add some new dishes to your collection of recipes that use the "fifth quarter?" [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Apr 2, 2009 - 39 comments

Come a little closer now....

I yearn for your tasty flesh

[ Gene Study Finds Cannibal Pattern ] - "Deep in the recesses of the human heart, lurking guiltily beneath the threshold of consciousness, there may lie a depraved craving — for the forbidden taste of human flesh. The basis for this morbid accusation, made by a team of researchers in London, is a genetic signature, found almost worldwide, that points to a long history of cannibalism" (NYT)
posted by troutfishing on Apr 11, 2003 - 45 comments

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