Of course, I am not going to rule out anything completely…
Cause one never knows, with the possible end of the world coming in all, what humans will be forced to consume once hell on Earth breaks out, however?
I am pretty darn sure I will never be hungry enough…
To eat sloth meat.
[via io9] According to this study [PDF], your typical South American tribesman eats 0.064 sloths annually. Ratcheting up that average substantially for all the other tribes that live within hunting-range of sloths are members of Brazil’s Pirahã tribe. Slate’s Brian Palmer spoke with anthropologist Daniel Everett — who has spent upwards of seven years living with the Pirahã — about the subtleties of sloth preparation:
If you somehow find yourself in possession of a sloth carcass and want to eat like a tribesman, preparation is simple. The Pirahã singe off the hair, gut the animal, and roast chunks of muscle over a fire. When the meat is thoroughly cooked, they tear off pieces with their hands and eat it plain. For the American palate, however, a little culinary doctoring can go a long way. Everett prefers to tenderize the meat in a pressure cooker for 40 minutes, season it with cilantro, garlic, salt, and chili sauce, and add it to tacos.
“But for the record,” Everett explained, “spices may do wonders for the palatability of sloth meat, but they’ll do almost nothing to help fill the gaping void that devouring a sloth leaves in your soul.” [Read More]
I don’t want Kristen Bell coming after me with a gun.. A scenario which she is very likely to do?
Considering her love.
Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown on Ellen
Seeing and feeling?
Have a shared physical connection.
[via Science News.org]When it comes to feeling good vibrations, the eyes have it. Experiments in mice and humans show that a protein important for eye development also plays a role in sensing vibrations. An international team has found that mice lacking a protein called c-Maf have deformed Pacinian corpuscles (shown here in a mouse’s leg), the vibration-detectors that surround mouse bones.
People have Pacinian corpuscles in their palms and fingertips. When the researchers tested four people with eye cataracts due to malfunctioning c-Maf, those individuals had a hard time detecting high-frequency vibrations, the scientists report online February 16 in Science. [Read More]
Say, for example…
Kristen Bell seeing a sloth? Results in a decidedly physical reaction of pure joy. (see above)
Where as her seeing YOU eat a sloth?
Results in you feeling the blow of a bullet to your face.
And come on…
Who wants that?
Lesson learned: Eating sloth meat is not worth suffering the hells of Kristen Bell’s righteous fury.