Friday, July 26, 2019

A Brief History of Cannibalism

Humans consuming other humans has taken many strange forms over history. It doesn't always involve murder, and sometimes it's the last resort for survival, but it always strikes us as creepy. You'll learn some thing you never knew before in this TED-Ed lesson, including the etymological connection between the words "Caribbean" and "cannibal." Incidentally, "kuru" is a prion disease, along the lines of Creutzfeldt–Jakob and mad cow disease. (via Digg)

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