While most who would, would only do so in order to fend off starvation, but in the case of Dutch TV presenters Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, it’s a definite answer in the affirmative – starvation or not.
Further proving the theory that most people in this day and age will do anything for their two seconds of fame, Storm and Zeno ate chunks of each other’s flesh for a game show that translates into English as ‘Guinea Pigs”.
Both men underwent surgery to have small piece of muscle removed, then they cooked each other’s piece and ate it.
While Storm opted to lose a chunk of his butt, Zeno’s meat came from his abdomen.
The hungry pair claimed that ‘nothing is really that special’ about human meat, which they ate without any seasoning – but they have not yet revealed how it tasted.
Storm did, however, admit that “it is weird to look into the eyes of a friend when you are chewing on his belly,” but said that he did not regret his decision.
He said: “It was just a few centimetres of meat – and now I have a good story about that scar.”
Both men insist that their stunt was entirely legal as both entered into the cannibalistic pact voluntarily.
A lawyer advised the programme’s producers that while cannibalism is not itself against the law, the presenters or the surgeon who operated on them could run in to legal difficulties.