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Human Flesh Pills – Have We Gone Completely Mad?

Posted in Environment, Health, Insanity with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/05/2012 by floroy1942

Would you eat human flesh? Most sane people will find the idea revolting even though there are cases on record. So the next question is: Would you consider taking pills that contain powdered human flesh? Again, most people would be disgusted, but strange though it may seem, many in South Korea do not agree.

Human Flesh Pills Anyone?

I spotted a news item today that really defies all logic, and indicates how far down the road to insanity some people are willing to travel. According to reports, the Chinese are smuggling pills containing powdered human flesh into South Korea because people there think they will cure certain diseases and boost stamina.

To any normal person, the idea of taking capsules that are filled with human remains in powder form is revolting to say the least, but apparently, even the knowledge that the remains are from dead fetuses and babies is not enough to stop those who believe.

Tiger Penis Sex Pills

The Customs Service in South Korea have discovered a growing trade in the pills since they first stumbled across them in August 2011. To combat the menace, customs officials are stepping up inspections at all border crossing in an effort to stem the flow of these ‘medicines’ into the country. Tests have confirmed that the human remains capsules contain lethal super bacteria and other agents harmful to the human body, so it makes you wonder why people are taking them. A customs official was quoted as saying; “It was confirmed those capsules contain materials harmful to the human body, such as super bacteria. We need to take tougher measures to protect public health,”

Bear Bile Medicine

Apart from shipments disguised as other normal drugs, they have been found in the personal baggage of travellers and have been intercepted coming through the post. All have been shipped from a north-east province of China, and it is reported that the Chinese Authorities are investigating the claims first made in a South Korean TV documentary.

The Result Of Chinese Rhino Horn Medicine

China has for centuries been the purveyor of ‘odd’ medicines, for they believe more in traditional, or so-called ‘natural’ remedies than scientific ones. Tiger penis and ground rhino horn are two of the most widely known. The use of these two items has led to tigers now being on the endangered species list, and reduced the world rhino population by 90% in the last 40 years.

Bear Bile Extraction

Another less well-known Chinese ‘cure’ is bear bile. Bears are kept in tiny cages which allow no movement, and the bile  is extracted through a permanent hole in the bear’s abdomen leading to the gall bladder. The animals suffer terrible pain and often try to kill themselves. It is known there are some 12,000 Asiatic black bears in ‘bear farms’ in China where this ‘medicine’ is gathered.

Watch What You Take!

Traditional Chinese Medicine also includes some human parts, including excreta, plus bones, fingernail, hairs, dandruff, earwax, impurities on the teeth, feces, urine, sweat and organs. It must however be said that most of these are no longer in use.

Considering all this though, I suppose we should not be too surprised they are now offering ground fetuses and baby flesh in pills as a cure-all. For myself, I think I’ll stick with the more conventional scientific medicines.

Roy.

Crazy? You Couldn’t Make It Up! Series 1 Episode 10

Posted in Britain, England, Health, Immigrants, Insanity, Insurgents, Justice, Modern World, Muslim, Police, Teen Violence, Teens, Travel, UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 13/12/2010 by floroy1942

Good Aim Required

One of the funniest stories to hit the news last week concerns a pair of Muslim would-be firebombers who bit off more than they could chew! In May 2008 Amir Ali and a friend tried to petrol bomb a pub in Crawley UK for reasons unknown, when it all went pear shaped. Ali broke the pub window prior to his accomplice throwing the molatov cocktail. Unfortunately the throw was not very accurate and it struck Ali on the back of the head. As the pair fled the scene Ali, dazed from the blow, ran full-tilt straight into a lamp-post. Requiring medical attention he went to the A & E Department at the local hospital which allowed police to link him to the incident. Last week he was sentenced to 8 years. If we have to put up with Muslims attacking us these days its a pity they are not all as inept as these two! I would love to read more news items of would-be suicide bombers blowing themselves up while assembling their bomb!!!

Mogadishu Airport - Not For Tourists!

The customs officials in Mogadishu Somalia were in a quandary this week when their first ‘tourist’ arrived at Mogadishu airport. Mike Spencer Bown, on a round-the-world trip, arrived at the airport on a commercial flight and when asked the purpose of his visit said he was a tourist. As Mogadishu is currently one the most dangerous cities in the world for foreigners, the officials did not believe him. Four times they tried to put him back on the outbound flight and eventually handed him over to the African Union Military Force in the city, simply because they could not believe he was there just for pleasure. “We have never seen people like this man,” Omar Mohamed, an immigration official, said Friday. “He said he was a tourist, we couldn’t believe him. But later on we found he was serious.” He went on; “That makes him the first person to come to Mogadishu only for tourism but unfortunately this is not the right time,” Bown had already visited 160 countries since he sold off his business, and he declared Mogadishu ‘a must’. He actually made it back out of the country alive!!!

You Are Either Too Fat Or You're Having Twins

We all make mistakes but sometimes they are ‘howlers’. Recently, the Norwich University Hospital in Norfolk UK sent a letter to 50 year-old Hilton Plettel that he was pregnant with twins! That Mr. Plettel was flabbergasted is an understatement. An apology was issued by the senior nurse of the hospital, and all Mr. Plettel has to do now is ride the wave of endless jokes aimed his way!!!

I Can't Face Another Appendectomy Without It!

Doctors at the Santa Caterina Hospital in Lecce Southern Italy can’t get through the day without a ‘pick-me-up’, or so it seems. The Director of the hospital is in deep trouble after sending a memo to all doctors asking them to ‘refrain from snorting cocaine’ during working hours. While it seems a fact that some doctors are guilty of the practice, it was deemed incorrect for Giuseppe Di Maria to send out the offending memo. So now he is being raked over the coals and you could still be operated on by a doctor flying on cloud nine!!! Scary!

Try Piecing This Lot Together!

Thankfully, if you happen to put all your money in a shredder by mistake there is someone who can help. This happened to a Taiwanese man called Lin who mistakenly dropped a bag containing T$200,000 (£4,200) into a shredder at his plastic factory. Lucky for him there is a forensic scientist in the Justice Ministry Forensics Department known as the ‘Jigsaw Man’, Lin Hui-Fen. This forensics expert loves puzzles, and after a week of intensive work managed to piece together sufficient shredded money to satisfy the bank that it was genuine and the fortunate Mr. Lin got his money back. I bet the jigsaw man solves the Rubicks Cube in seconds!!!

That’s all for now, But as the crazy stories keep coming, so watch this space. I hope you enjoyed a laugh, I sure did.

Roy.


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