Roasted gold-leaved foetus collection was for black magic


19 Responses to “Roasted gold-leaved foetus collection was for black magic”

  1. chellberty says:

    ..but bring bad fortune to the smuggler.

  2. Donald Petersen says:

    Three-legged rabbits smiled grimly at the news.

  3. Atomicpanda says:

    Especially potent if stored between a tiger paw and a rhino horn, facing southeast of course. 

  4. Chuck says:

     Suddenly I’m imagining an Occupy Taiwan protest featuring signs and chants criticizing the use of gold leaf-covered fetuses for good luck.

  5. Palomino says:

    I was wrong. In the other post I stated it must’ve been an internet scam and they weren’t human foeti. 

    At least I’m eating crow and not…

  6. Gekko_Gecko says:

    Every time I slowly begin to think that the human race is finally, slowly, inexorably moving towards some trace of civilization, stories like this bring my optimism crashing to the ground in a burning flaming wreck of superstition and magic belief.

    tldr; most humans are still disturbingly archaic.

  7. Finnagain says:

    The frogurt is also cursed.

  8. Ethan Taliesin Houser says:


  9. Petzl says:

    OK, this is weird.  But praying to imaginary dieties who require blood sacrifice to forgive a miniscule Original Indiscretion is not weird.  Also, swearing fealty to them at football games and thanking them at awards ceremonies, is not weird. Also, saying their name when you stub your toe or having sex: not weird.

    • ImmutableMichael says:

      Well, to be fair the original indiscretion was an act of blatant scrumping. Those cheeky scamps, eh? Maybe not blood sacrifice material but certainly enough to have a farmer shout at them to leave his apples alone.

    • Teller says:

      Weird has ascending levels of intensity, as does humor and stupidity.

  10. penguinchris says:

    Having been there, I suspect this probably isn’t the weirdest thing you can find (if you know where to look/who to ask) in Bangkok’s Chinatown. FYI(?)

    Also, if you’re wondering where the fetuses came from: last time I was in Thailand one of the big news stories was some old lady somewhere in the sprawl of Bangkok who performed back-street abortions… and had a stash of hundreds or thousands of fetuses in jars under her floorboards. I suspect she isn’t the only one.

  11. cleek says:

    Asian culture has plagued our fragile earth for many years.

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