Though different societies favor wildly different culinary creations, one dish is taboo to everyone: the flesh of our own species. Just the thought of consuming it, even inadvertently or indirectly, is enough to give us the shudders. These stories are food for (creepy) thought. Bon appétit!



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Family mistakes cremated remains of relative for food product.


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African consumers are horrified by American baby food company’s packaging.*


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Imbibers drink the liquor from a barrel used to preserve a dead body.


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Brewery employees discover body of worker in vat of beer.


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Burglars mistake urn of cremains for cocaine.


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Roast fetus is the latest gourmet food in Taiwan.


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Egyptian explorers find and eat a jar of honey, then discover a child’s body was stored inside it.


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A Berlin restaurant plans to offer meals made from human body parts.


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A virus known as LQP-79 produces “zombie-like” cannibilistic behavior in humans.


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A hotel restaurant in Nigeria was found to be selling human meat.