What does human flesh taste like?

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  1. Dnaiel

    Dnaiel Senior Member

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    Weeks? How much hair and nails to you guys have?

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    Was this determined with a control group? Because I'm pretty sure a person can survive two weeks without food to begin with. A quick google shows three weeks as long as there is water.
     
  2. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Contributor Contributor

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    It appears that you can survive without food for around 60 days, obviously dependent upon individual health, etc. Note that Laurence McKeown survived 70 days, and is now aged 60.

    ETA: Also note that none of these guys was taking part in vigorous physical effort!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_hunger_strike
     
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    matwoolf Banned Contributor

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    No @Dnaiel, I was being a dickhead.

    As for sea survival, and inspiration, I always reach for Alain Bombard:

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

    He postulated that a shipwrecked man w[c]ould survive for days and months at sea without supplies of food or water, and used himself as the guinea pig. Some doubt his claims.

    Always remember - suck freshwater from the fish eye. Aye.
     
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    X Equestris Contributor Contributor

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    I don't see anyone saying we are; it's common knowledge that humans are omnivores. Before harnessing fire, our ancestors did eat meat raw. Our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, do so today.

    That said, do you really think a carnivore species with the intelligence to use fire as a tool wouldn't end up cooking their food? Leaving taste aside, cooking meat makes it safer to eat by killing off parasites and the like.
     
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    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

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    Veruccas and hair, pah, lunch is for wimps! Indian Holyman (with deep tan) Sanal Edamaruku lives on sunshine alone. Solar powered man. Definitely true, I think he gets cash back as well for feeding his surplus energy into the grid.
     
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    That video is so disturbing. ;; I can't believe the cannibal is set free and allowed to publish his own books and comics. People asked him to sign their books. What the heck ?
     
  7. S A Lee

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    This thread is funny and disturbing in equal measure. I'm too scared to watch the video though.

    Given the pork comparison though, it does inspire a line for a non-human character who has no fondness for humans and no qualms eating one. She is going to be comparing humans to pigs a lot.
     
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  8. Paul Kinsella

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    The online show "Vsauce" talked about this subject. According to one writer, human flesh tasted like veal.

     
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