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Old 04-05-2017, 06:52 PM
Jackmannii Jackmannii is offline
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This thread reminds me of a classic tale of ancient China, involving men of a certain self-sacrificial bent, who would begin turning themselves into medicine by ingesting only honey:

"...the mellification process would ideally start before death. The donor would stop eating any food other than honey, going as far as to bathe in the substance. Shortly, his feces (and even his sweat, according to legend) would consist of honey. When this diet finally proved fatal, the donor's body would be placed in a stone coffin filled with honey.

After a century or so, the contents would have turned into a sort of confection reputedly capable of healing broken limbs and other ailments. This confection would then be sold in street markets as a hard to find item with a hefty price."

If a person restricted their diet only to caviar, champagne, truffles and foie gras for a long enough time (whether or not it killed them), one surmises they would become the ultimate in cannibal luxury food.