Cannibalism - Survival of the Fattest

As repugnant as cannibalism is to our modern sensibilities, most of us could forgive instances where there was no murder involved, and the only alternative would be to starve to death. Read about five such cases in this post.

Perhaps the most famous act of cannibalism in recent history took place in the mountains of Chile during the winter of 1972. Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 was carrying 45 passengers, including members of a rugby team and their families, when it crashed high in the Andes. Of the twenty-nine who survived the crash, eight died in an avalanche, leaving the remaining survivors with a whole heap of frozen meat and a difficult moral decision to make.


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Alive! is a movie I like to watch whenever I feel cold. More than the cannibalism thing, I found the fact that they withstood a winter in the Andes with basically no sustainable warmth... just wow. I hate getting the shivers, let alone some snow down my pants. And these people sat through a lot of cold days and nights before the prospect of eating even came to that awful point.

I hate cold weather, but I'll always be thankful it isn't as bad as that.
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Whoa! Is it a coincidence that today's (actually, the same day as this post's) Peanuts strip says just the same as this post's title?
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