Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Not for the squeamish. (Human Foreskin Edition)

3 Surprising Uses For Circumcised Foreskins | Strollerderby:

I really didn't want to know.
There's a Soylent Green joke to make here;
I just don't have the stomach for it.

The Stir’s Christie Haskell dug deep into the largely hidden industry of baby foreskins. An infant’s foreskin has special cell properties, similar to those found in stem cells. Their versatility means that they can be used to cultivate skin cells.

Because of this, they’re not tossed out with the rest of the medical waste after a birth. Instead, hospitals sell them to companies and institutions for a wide variety of uses. Companies will pay thousands of dollars for a single foreskin.
I've avoided referencing the Bush family fetus in a jar story (and by the way, WTF?) and didn't think anything would approach the images of the Indonesian volcano in terms of being unsettling ... but this is pretty bizarre. Humans are strange. I can't imagine what any aliens that might be observing us from afar would think of us. "They cut off what?! And did what with it?!"
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...