The mere thought of cannibalism may invoke sheer curiosity in some and pure disgust in others, or a little bit of both. Both archaeological and genetic evidence prove that cannibalism has been practiced for hundreds of thousands of years - as far back as 600,000 years.
Cannibalism is essentially the consuming of human flesh by other humans. In Spanish, it translates to Caribales or Canibales for the Carib peoples - a West Indies tribe notorious for the act.
In times of needed survival, eating another human's flesh may not be nearly as feared but more of a mandatory necessity. Then, there are those stories of lore that point to people engaging in this horrific phenomenon for other horrific reasons.
Insert Brenda Ganske of her Horrifying History podcast, where she elaborates on the often untold and hidden accounts of people chowing down on human meat. Yes, you will hear some hair-raising tales about cannibalism, including stories from the Donner Party, one relating to Moby Dick and many others. Yes, I am not kidding.
We have one requirement before listening: make sure you've eaten!
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