Would you eat a human?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Helpful Corn, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Helpful Corn

    Helpful Corn GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    United States
    If you were stranded and on the cusp of starvation, would you eat a dead human raw, or die?
  2. nathancnc

    nathancnc GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    United States
    I would build a fire to cook him, eating raw meat will be worse for you than being hungry.
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  3. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
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    neither. that's disgusting.
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  4. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

    Jul 21, 2010
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    No. For you see, Trollbrain would keep reminding me that this was once a human being, overriding my survival insinct and forcing me to die hungry.
  5. Tom Bombadildo

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    I forgot
    I'd eat the shit out of him/her.
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  6. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)

    Apr 24, 2009
    In Vulpes' Fur
    ...First create a realistic situation in which humans are LITERALLY the only thing left to eat, and then I'll give my answer.
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  7. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

    Jun 21, 2011
    never :blink:
  8. jing90

    jing90 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 18, 2010
    I would probably let them eat me... unless they are scumbags
    anyway raw meat it dangerous and disgusting... you should always cook people
  9. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

    Dec 18, 2009
    United States
    No. I'd eat dirt before I eat human.
  10. CCNaru

    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

    Jul 9, 2005
    United States
    Yes I would eat it then die after because there won't be anything after I eat the human
  11. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Jun 24, 2008
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    Expanding on what was stated in the shoutbox: you do what you must if you truly want to survive.
    Blood pools in the low parts of a dead body and causes bruises. This would be less healthy than "eating from the top" so to speak. So if they've been lying on their back, you don't want to eat their gluteal muscles, for instance.
    Muscle will carry you further than fat, but either would be beneficial at that point.
    Don't try to eat the skin. That would only reinforce the thought of precisely what you're eating.
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  12. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

    Mar 4, 2010
    United States
    I'm pretty sure everyone here does not know whether or not they would do it.

    I am seeing tons of people saying no and things like "They would override their survival instinct" but to die hungry is not instant. Eventually you will either have to kill yourself because it just seems like an eternity to die hungry or go with your instinct and eat a dead person. Not to mention, how hard it is to kill yourself unless you have a weapon that would do it instantly and even then you may still survive for some amount of time.

    Imagine watching the world's most boringest movie, put it on loop for 3-5 days straight, put the remote to turn off the movie right in front of you, and see if you leave it on for the 3-5 days straight.

    Not to mention, none of the people who said no realize that they would be in a whole different mentality at this point so using your current mentality to answer the question is wrong.
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  13. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

    Oct 8, 2010
    Anywhere you think of me.
    Who ever said i needed meat to survive?!?
  14. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Jul 15, 2009
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    If there is absolutely nothing else sustainable in a distance that can be traveled by (I am assuming) foot, then if it came down to it... those who are to survive are the ones who will adapt to their conditions. Survival of the fittest. The weakest ones are going to start getting picked off. But I have a hard time imagining that it would be emotionally possible to even do it. Killing a person would be one thing... difficult by any person of sound mind. Eating them afterwards?

    In any situation like that though it is very unlikely that there would be no vegetation or wildlife around to sustain you.
  15. rehevkor

    rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 21, 2011
    If it was the only way to sustain my life and didn't involve killing. Sure, why not.
  16. pyromaniac123

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    Sep 24, 2011
    With some fava beans and a nice chianti.
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  17. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    I would. Probably would even let the non tasty parts go to waste and move on to the next human
  18. s4mid4re


    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    Thinking reasonably, I can assert that eating a raw corpse (especially if it's been like that for quite some time) is far worse than not eating it at all. Point being, I don't think it'll make the situation better (maybe even worsen it, if you get a disease from it...). Plus, I wouldn't be emotionally sane.

    I'd rather die naturally (somehow), rather than corrupting myself, when there's no certain hope of surviving.
  19. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    How recently dead?
    I don't want to bite into some pocket of pus or something, man.
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  20. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    While I would probably go crazy if I was ever in a situation like that, my thoughts atm would say yes, I would eat them. They are dead. The body becomes an empty shell (as the Klingons would put it), and you're still alive, and if eating the body meant your survival, then so be it.
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