On obituaries That one-eyed wink of the silk merchant says it all! Your grandson is brave. When I saw a corpse in a science exhibition held in a medical college for the first time, I nearly puked. Actually, that event was a sensation back then that a medical college was hosting a dead body. I am going to tell you something which is slightly disturbing. Dead people are cared for and honoured varyingly across different cultures. There's a tribe called Fore in Papua New Guinea who eat their dead and there's a compelling reason to do that. Why did this spooky dietary habit of the Fore tribe interest the science world? Because of what followed when people ate people here. Notwithstanding, the reason they ate their dead is because As one medical researcher described, "If the body was buried it was eaten by worms; if it was placed on a platform it was eaten by maggots; the Fore believed it was much better that the body was eaten by people who loved the deceased than by worms and insects."Women removed the brain, mixed it with ferns, and cooked it in tubes of bamboo. They fire-roasted and ate everything except the gall bladder. Back to our deaths and obituaries. I wonder what the obituary of that Fore tribe would look like. Hey, thanks for the meat. Will last the entire winter. - Love, your family. It is amazing how BBC travels across the world rounding up the bizarre and the breakthroughs.