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German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals  
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Clearly different cultures have their own definitions of what a Frankfurter is, but a German yachtie is feared to have been devoured by cannibals in French Polynesia (Nuka Hivu). Charred remains of his clothing were found, so he was obviously not boiled in a huge iron pot that we are so familiar with from reading comics.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ibal-fear-over-German-tourist.html

RIP

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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
Clearly different cultures have their own definitions of what a Frankfurter is

  
Comorin, you crazy old #*@+, that's the best line I have read in a while!



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

In this case though, it seems that the food enjoyed by the cannibals was not a Frankfurter, but rather a Hamburger.

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Mats



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 2):
n this case though, it seems that the food enjoyed by the cannibals was not a Frankfurter, but rather a Hamburger.

I stand corrected! Maybe he introduced himself to the cannibals with "Ich bin eine Hamburger"  
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 1):

 


User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
Charred remains of his clothing were found, so he was obviously not boiled in a huge iron pot that we are so familiar with from reading comics.

You probably could cross post this line in your thread on Occupy Wall Street  



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 5):
You probably could cross post this line in your thread on Occupy Wall Street

Ha ha! Well said.


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4318 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

"They has planned to spend several months in French Polynesia."

Sad from the land of Shakespeare.



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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

The slightly less sensational, non-yellow press in Germany is reporting this case as more likely being an "ordinary" murder (e.g. over money or something), and explaining the charred remains as an effort to dispose of the body. The cannibal story is suggested to be the Western media's urge to exaggerate for the sake of grabbing the audience's attention.

Before investigations reveal what really happened, may I suggest changing the title to indicate that this is one possible explanation, not yet established fact.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
Clearly different cultures have their own definitions of what a Frankfurter is,
Quoting Doona (Reply 2):
In this case though, it seems that the food enjoyed by the cannibals was not a Frankfurter, but rather a Hamburger

Or "sour kraut".


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 3):
Maybe he introduced himself to the cannibals with "Ich bin eine Hamburger"

Anyone who said that would deserve to be eaten, just like that fellow who went to Berlin and proclaimed to the world, "I am a doughnut!"  
Quoting TransIsland (Reply 7):
as more likely being an "ordinary" murder

That would seem to be a distinct possibility even from reading the Telegraph article.

Quote:
But when she tried to raise the alarm, Mr Haiti allegedly attacked her and tied her to a tree, before fleeing the scene.

Mind you, as Baroque pointed out in another thread, German tourists do seem to have an unfortunate habit of placing themselves in the mouths of waiting crocodiles here in Australia.

[Edited 2011-10-17 19:40:52]

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 9):
Quote:
But when she tried to raise the alarm, Mr Haiti allegedly attacked her and tied her to a tree, before fleeing the scene.

Mind you, as Baroque pointed out in another thread, German tourists do seem to have an unfortunate habit of placing themselves in the mouths of waiting crocodiles here in Australia.

Some years ago I´ve read a statistic, where German tourists figured prominently as No.1 victims of muder after robberies in the Philippines. I assume this comes from the fact that most Germans (unlike e.g. Americans) know gun or knife crime only from TV shows, where the hero valiantly kicks the gun or knife out of the gangster´s hand and knocks him to the ground.
Since there are lots of armed criminals in the Philippines, there are also more holdups (just remember, even the average tourist is very rich compared to a Filipino labourer). An American, who knows what gunsd ort knives can do, will probably just hand over his wallet (I made it the habit of always carrying about 50 Euros worth of money in my wallet, not too little, but also not too much. The rest is hidden in a secret pocket in a money belt. In case of a robbery, I´ll just hand over the wallet and write the money off. But, since I also don´t hang around typical tourist spots and listen to mmy Missus´s family if they warn me about bad neighbourhoods, I never had a problem so far).
Other Germans will try to play the hero as seen on TV, but unlike in TV, the gun is not loaded with blanks.

Jan


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
Clearly different cultures have their own definitions of what a Frankfurter is
Quoting Doona (Reply 2):
In this case though, it seems that the food enjoyed by the cannibals was not a Frankfurter, but rather a Hamburger.

   I'm so glad I'm an Oberhausener ... no confusion there  



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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where the German kid is turned into Bratwurst for the school cafeteria......


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User currently offlineiakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3316 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

...the poor victim is tied to his wood post, the big iron pot is boiling a few feet away...
...comes one of the cooks who asks him: what is your name ?
...the soon to be boiled answers: why do you ask that ?
...the cook: oh, it is just for the menu


User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Quote:
Experts Dismiss Cannibalism Speculation

However, say police experts and people who know the history and culture of the remote region ... such speculation of cannibalism is unwarranted.

"I think it would be mistaken to conclude from these bone finds that this was cannibalism or has some cultural background," said police psychologist Adolf Gallwitz. "In Germany too, corpses are dilettantishly discarded, that doesn't just happened in the Second or Third Worlds," said Gallwitz, a professor at the police college in Villingen-Schwenningen in southern Germany.

"Any kind of premature conclusions should be avoided in this mysterious case," said Monika Arnez of the Hamburg-based Asia-Africa Institute. She said it was true that cannibalism did exist in late prehistoric times on the Marquesas islands, which include Nuku Hiva. But the cannibalism resulted from tensions between social groups and was driven by a high population density and famine.

Colonial rulers insisted on labelling the inhabitants of the islands as cannibals in order to justify their own violence against the population, Arnez added.

Source: http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,792439,00.html



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 14):

Thank you for the link and clarification - let's see what the investigation eventually comes up with.

Just for the record, I'm not pro-cannibalism, but when you are hungry, a man's got to eat what a man's got to eat. As they say in Germany, "Mahlzeit!"


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
(Nuka Hivu)

Rarher Nuku Hiva the largest of the Marquesas islands.
http://www.marquises.pf/nukuhiva/nukuhiva.htm

According to this article (using Google translation)

The 40 year old man made ​​since 2008 around the world in a catamaran with his girlfriend, Heike Dorsch, aged 37. They anchored at Nuku Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands, last month. His girlfriend testified to have seen from last week with a local guide, Arihano "Henry" Haiti, to visit the south of the island, surrounded by the territories of primitive peoples, to attend a hunt for goats traditional.

Bone, a jaw and the molten metal found in a fire

Haiti is the only returning to the boat, she said, and would have said: "There was an accident. He needs help. "However, suspicious, the young woman said she refused to follow the guide. She says he was then thrown over her, raped her, before he tied her. She said she managed to escape several hours later, and have finally been able to advise the authorities, who immediately launched search the valley.

http://fr.news.yahoo.com/polyn%C3%A9...alisme-avanc%C3%A9e-153642305.html

Fugly story!

     



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 9):
Mind you, as Baroque pointed out in another thread, German tourists do seem to have an unfortunate habit of placing themselves in the mouths of waiting crocodiles here in Australia.

Yes, when I read the thread, I did begin to wonder if this was the start of a new trend. Maybe they will do both? We look like having another big wet which gets the (large) buggers - crocs not Germans - swimming and crawling to where you would not expect them.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting Baroque (Reply 17):
Yes, when I read the thread, I did begin to wonder if this was the start of a new trend. Maybe they will do both? We look like having another big wet which gets the (large) buggers - crocs not Germans - swimming and crawling to where you would not expect them.

I think the crocs are getting mad at humans wearing socks with sandals - just my opinion... (lame joke).


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 18):
Quoting Baroque (Reply 17):
Yes, when I read the thread, I did begin to wonder if this was the start of a new trend. Maybe they will do both? We look like having another big wet which gets the (large) buggers - crocs not Germans - swimming and crawling to where you would not expect them.

I think the crocs are getting mad at humans wearing socks with sandals - just my opinion... (lame joke).

Reasonable suggestion, but if it were true the crocs would surely go more for bogans, ugg boots and all. Then again, maybe bogans do not wear ugg boots in croc country, beyond my experience!

From Wiki
he term's popular usage emerged in Melbourne's outer-western and -eastern suburbs in the late 1970s and early 1980s.[citation needed] as a non-pejorative term, used by fans of heavy metal and hard rock music to describe themselves, and was used almost interchangeably with "head-banger". Bogans typically wore "acid wash" jeans, ugg boots, and band t-shirts; had "mullet" style haircuts; and lived in the suburbs.

I am sure the Islanders would find them tasty too.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

I was just thinking that it would be ironic if the tourist eaten by the croc was a vegan.

Anyway, sorry to hear that Oz is infested with Ugg boots - a modern-day pestilence.


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