Norwegian Artist Eats Own Hip. Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

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A Norwegian conceptual artist boiled his own hip bone on “a whim” and then ate the flesh with some potato gratin and a glass of wine. According to the artist, the meat tasted like “wild sheep”.

Wengshoel was born with a deformed hip and endured years in a wheelchair or on crutches. He went through a series of failed operations until he was finally given his metal hip replacement when he was 21.

[He] told The Local that he spent a year convincing his doctors to let him film his hip replacement operation and then keep the bone. “I just wanted to use it in my art. I didn’t know at that time that I would boil it and eat it,” he said.

“I had to boil off the meat to get to the bone, and when I started scraping off the meat, I took off a little piece and I thought, ‘why not do it. It’s not every day I will have a piece of human flesh which is mine and which it is possible to eat’, so I had a little taste, and then I thought, ‘that’s really nice’.

“I made myself dinner while my girlfriend was at work, and I just resolved to have this really nice moment, with me and my hipbone,” he explained.

Via The Local.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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