Disgust is universal it seems
November 25, 2002 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Disgust is universal it seems. Can anyone think of any other universal disgusts out there?
posted by ideola (11 comments total)
Must... not... succumb... to easy... political... joke...
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:00 AM on November 25, 2002

The Supreme Court's little dance in 5/4 time? Well, nevermind.
posted by four panels at 8:10 AM on November 25, 2002

I disgust myself....
posted by Eekacat at 8:11 AM on November 25, 2002

Is this a double post? It's not the same article, but both posts are about the Cloaca exhibition.

(I love Cloaca, btw.)
posted by hot soup girl at 8:27 AM on November 25, 2002

© Copyright 2002 The Walt Disney Company

Anybody else see this under the article? :)
posted by slater at 8:31 AM on November 25, 2002

I had missed the old post, so I am glad to have caught it via this post.

Anyway, here are some good photos of the machine if anyone is interested (like I was).
posted by Rattmouth at 8:37 AM on November 25, 2002

Did someone say cloaca? Did anyone here grow up on a farm? I didn't, but I hear stories:

Some men use hens as a sexual object, inserting their penis into the cloaca, an all-purpose channel for wastes and for the passage of the egg. This is usually fatal to the hen, and in some cases she will be deliberately decapitated just before ejaculation in order to intensify the convulsions of its sphincter.

Hey, you're the one who asked for universal disgust, don't kill the messenger.
posted by dgaicun at 9:20 AM on November 25, 2002

whoah. It looks like the messenger killed the thread.

Another theory about the origin of certain reactions of disgust addresses "ideologically motivated behaviours". (Scroll down to highlighted text to view pertinent text.)
posted by taz at 10:53 AM on November 25, 2002

Didn't see any mention of incest in the article. Doesn't that gross anybody out anymore?
posted by alumshubby at 11:09 AM on November 25, 2002

For those looking for a pop-scholarly treatment of the issue, I recommend The Anatomy of Disgust.
posted by i blame your mother at 6:12 PM on November 25, 2002

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