Human Flesh Tasting like Pork?

Human Flesh Tasting like Pork?

I heard a rumor from a few friends that Human Flesh had a very similar taste to Pork. Well after my stomach had gone back to normal I decided to so some research about this topic. Here are some of the articles I have found about this topic.

Basicly a German man by the name of Armin Meiwes is now in prison serving a life sentence for killing and eating 20 kilos of his victim Bernd Brandes aged 42, apparently begged Meiwes to eat him. Meiwes says, “The flesh tastes like pork, a little bit more bitter, stronger. It tastes quite good.”

He said that when he was a child, he had enjoyed his mother reading him the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel,” about a witch who traps two children and prepares to eat the boy. “The bit where Hansel is to be eaten was interesting. You wouldn’t believe how many Hansels are whizzing around the Internet.”

Another article I found:  http://layscience.net/node/268

This article was interesting to read. William Buehler Seabrook a journalist who traveled to West Africa frequently. Fascinated with cannibalism he decided to persuad a medical intern at the Sorbonne (the University of Paris) to give him a chunk of human meat from the body of a healthy man killed in an accident, which he cooked and ate, describing is as follows: It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted. It was so nearly like good, fully developed veal that I think no person with a palate of ordinary, normal sensitiveness could distinguish it from veal. It was mild, good meat with no other sharply defined or highly characteristic taste such as for instance, goat, high game, and pork have.

So as I read more into the article more serial killers were being quoted from the 1920s.

Pole Karl Denke, “a devout, peaceful, generally respected citizen of Zi?bice, turned out to be a cannibal who killed 40 people before his arrest (and immediate suicide) in 1924. He pickled their flesh in jars and sold it on the Wroc?aw market as… ‘pork’.

The same thing was said by Fritz Haarmann, a German who killed at least 24 people in Hanover, generally male prostitutes who’s throats he bit while sodomizing them. Rumours suggest he too sold his victims as pork on the black market. He was executed by beheading in 1925.

Another German serial killer, Karl Grossman was arrested in 1921 having been a very busy man during WWI. Grossman sold the meat from the estimated 50 women he killed on the black market, and even ran a hot dog stand, throwing the inedible remnants in a nearby river.

Now upon reading these articles and from people who would know what human flesh really tastes like….I am SO GLAD that I do not eat pork! Not only is it bad for you in general, but that it tastes like HUMAN! *sick face*. Man….

Enjoy your bacon today, folks!

Sources: The Lay Scientist, Spiegel, Mixx, tastebetter, Damn Interesting

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,511775,00.html


http://www.damninteresting.com/the-great-taste-of-human-flesh-without-the-guilt

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