Daily Archives: February 12, 2007

Served Hot

From Eat Thy Neighbor: A History of Cannibalism (yes, I read books about cannibalism), p. 28:

[In] the north China kingdom of the Huns during the fourth century AD… during the reign of Shihu, dinner guests were served delicacies made from the most beautiful members of the king’s harem. To demonstrate to his guests that he had not simply selected an ugly discard from among his many wives, Shihu had the girl’s head displayed on the table during the festivities.

Fun people, the Huns. (And yes, sometimes the only reason I write posts is that I thought of a pun for the title.)