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Just a few minutes ago I was thinking about old-time armies and how food used to be a problem for them. Why, I don't know. I also don't know why that thought led to this one: that a tactical advantage in that kind of situation to having an army of cannibals would be that food becomes less of an issue - your soldiers can just eat the corpses of their slain enemies. Again, no idea where the hell this all came from. My brain is weird.

Hell, they could eat the corpses of their fallen comrades, too.

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fayanora
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Not to mention taste. Biochemistry aside, some aliens probably taste NASTY.
underlankers
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah.

And for that matter, there's the issue of prettiness =/= to edible. Especially since with things like frogs, the most beautiful ones are the most poisonous....
consortofvenus
Jan. 19th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
A thought: the most pretty one might have fake boobs. Mouth full of silicone, errr. Not that it takes a genius cannibal to check for such things during the 'cleaning' procedure. It makes me wonder, though, what a relatively unprepared cannibal would run into in this day and age.
underlankers
Jan. 19th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
Eh.....it's worth noting that every person alive today has a form of genetic protection against major issues with cannibalism. Every single one, even members of isolated groups like the Andaman Islanders. Our ancestors did not exactly have the most pleasant or happy time of it, given that humans were as willing evidently to prey on our kind as we were on megafauna.
consortofvenus
Jan. 19th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Dude. That genetic protection is interesting. I had no idea.
fayanora
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
They're going to have to explain that one to me, because it sounds like BS to me, since a disease similar to mad cow disease is caused by cannibalism. Prions in the bodies which can't be cooked away, since prions are abnormal proteins. In fact, mad cow disease *is* caused by cannibalism - humans were putting cow parts in the cow feed, like ground up cow bones for calcium. Hence, mad cow disease.
fayanora
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
You're going to have to explain what you mean, because I know for a fact there's a disease among cannibals similar to mad cow disease, that is caused by cannibalism. Prions cause the disease. In fact, mad cow disease is from humans putting cow parts in the cow feed.
fayanora
Jan. 20th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Indeed.

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