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From: "Steve Harris" <>
Subject: Re: Humans & Water
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:39:25 -0700

Jay Tanzman wrote in message <>...
>DRCEEPHD wrote:
>> The comment from the cannibal is first hand evidence.
>Who did you eat?

When Ceepee says first hand, he actually means he once read
about some modern anthropologist who once had some natives tell him
one time about how they thought white men used to taste some
generations ago when they were still cannibals. It's a distorted memory
of a hearsay account of a native traditional tale. But hey, it's *almost*
first hand.


P.S. A few first hand accounts of how human beings taste are available.
We taste like veal, not pork. We're not particularly salty. And yes,
MacClancy has a webpage. No, there hasn't been any cannibalism on Vanuatu
since 1967, and no first hand accounts exist. The tale that white men are
salty is told also by the Maori, supposedly, so I suppose it's been
around. Unfortunately, there are no differences in sodium concentration
in white and black people (if any racial tends to retain sodium it would
be black Americans, but it's not even true of black Africans).

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