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Book: Cannibalism

Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons of famine, burial rites, and medicinal remedies; it's been used as a way to terrorize and even a way to show filial piety. With unexpected wit and a wealth of knowledge, American Museum of Natural History zoologist Bill Schutt takes us on a tour of the field, dissecting exciting new research and investigating questions such as why so many fish eat their offspring and some amphibians consume their mother's skin; why sexual cannibalism is an evolutionary advantage for certain spiders; why, until the end of the eighteenth century, British royalty ate human body parts; how cannibalism may be linked to the extinction of Neanderthals; why microbes on sacramental bread may have led to execution of Jews by Catholics in the Middle Ages. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 8, 2019 - 3 comments

The 100: The Dark Year  Season 5, Ep 11

As Clarke races to save Abby, she learns more about the trials and tribulations Wonkru faced in the bunker, and the impossible decisions they were forced to make in the dark year. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Aug 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Neon Demon

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Apr 2, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Raw

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Jul 9, 2017 - 7 comments

Taboo: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

New alliances, new threats, and things get creepy. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 23, 2017 - 3 comments

Elementary: How the Sausage Is Made  Season 5, Ep 8

Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Also, Sherlock and Joan discover a man's death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 4, 2016 - 10 comments

The Blacklist: The Deer Hunter (No. 93)  Season 2, Ep 13

Agent Keen investigates a cannibalistic serial killer, but encounters heat from the detective investigating the murder of the DC harbormaster. Red follows up with Fitch's contact from the safe.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 27, 2015 - 4 comments

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