The latest controversy in the vulture culture community: toe discourse. User cummy-eyelids writes about a medically amputated toe received in the mail from a friend, which cummy-eyelids plans to make into a pendant. For some reason this is a big deal to people. Just a fresh reality check, here are some of the things I’ve seen for sale on Facebook in the very thriving market of deads. Just off the top of my head:
1. Someone sold his own cosmetically removed nipple, and then wanted it back. The buyer increased the price beyond the range the original owner would pay.
2. Used pacemakers and titanium femoral heads taken from crematoriums.
3. LOTS of human bones, and it’s not even standard practice to explain where they came from. When one person selling a skull was asked “source?” to which he just replied with “he died lol”
4. Someone was attempting to sell her own aborted fetus (idk if she succeeded)
5. Human fetuses in every stage of development, including a really late one that looked to me basically like a baby in a jar.
6. Human penis and testicles in a jar (based on the amount of thigh skin included in the jar, I believe the original owner must be dead)
Anyway I know you’re probably wondering if it’s legal to do this, well the answer is exceedingly complicated but most people try to either act within the law or appear to do so. They are mostly using their real names (it’s Facebook) and it’s considerable, above-ground business for several. But then there is a bit of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” situation. Read my National Geographic article on internet trade in human remains if you want to try to understand it.
just throwing this back on my dash since toe discourse is back