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German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:25 pm

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

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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:06 pm

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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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:16 pm

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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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:27 pm

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"  
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:37 pm

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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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:52 pm

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

Ha ha! Well said.
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:09 pm

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

Sad from the land of Shakespeare.
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:39 am

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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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:40 am

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".
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:14 am

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.

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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]
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:34 am

Quoting Quokka (Reply 9):
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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.

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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:39 am

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.

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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:47 am

Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where the German kid is turned into Bratwurst for the school cafeteria......
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:26 am

...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
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:52 pm

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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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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:16 pm

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!"
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:37 pm

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

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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:14 pm

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).
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:21 pm

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!

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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.
 
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RE: German Tourist Eaten By Cannibals

Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:17 pm

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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