BBC's Brit Lab makes cannibalism fun and interesting in a new clip exploring the question everyone thinks when they come across a delicious looking person: "What Does Human Flesh Taste Like?"
Host Greg Foot finds the answer, though he may be biased, given that the flesh sample comes from his own thigh. The surgical portion of this video is not for the squeamish, so this is a fair warning for everyone who doesn't want to lose their appetite (for people beef).
Instead of eating fresh thigh-to-table man meat, Foot combines various meats to match the chemical analysis of his leg pork. So it's a bit of a cop-out because he's not actually eating himself, just a smorgasborg of meat that scientists say replicate the taste of his human flesh.
The result? "A bit beefy, a bit lamby...pretty good," rules Foot. One of the video's featured scientists explains that human flesh has "half the same type of muscle found in chicken breast, but it also contains similar muscle fibers to those found in beef," which is closer than most people would expect to tasting like people.