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dave_matkin
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I don't know if anyone else watches the marvellous program QI on BBC1?

One of the questions was “How do you know if you have a shrunken head”. The question was about having a genuine shrunken head and how you can tell if it is a genuine shrunken head from the Shuar tribe.

The actually went in to the method of production of a genuine shrunken head. It was rally very interesting and as it is QI it was also very funny!

Here is a link to the shows chat page. Its about 1/6th of the way done.

I am trying to find a clip of it. If I can I will post a link.

Whilst we are on the subject.
http://www.head-hunter.com/prep.html


I have not been around much - stressfull time - I will elaborate more next weekend.

Hope you are all keeping well and talk to you soon.

Dave
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Your collar seems much looser.
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Migraines?
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I've been having a lot of migraines, the last year or so. Does my head appear smaller?
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Yes, it does.... although I am looking at your avatar, and by my measurements your head is about an inch and a half.
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Answer to OP...It tastes like BBQ.
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On 2010-10-10 20:44, Danny Borneo wrote:
Migraines?


D'oh! Beat me to it!
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I have spent time with the Jivaro and they are out of the buisness. There is a great collection in Seattle. Once you have seen a genuine head the gaffs are pretty easy to spot. Most people won't be able to tell. I have an animal skin gaff that most people accept as real (especially after I have them smell it). The Jivaro are a really cool people. I talked with a chief that explained how his grandfather shrunk heads. They themselves are quite repulsed at the practice now.
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http://www.thelasttuesdaysociety.org/headshrinkers.html

Talk on shrunken heads in London later this month. The shop and museum are well worth a visit too - right up our street!
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Is them Jivaro's the ones that was in that movie "Cannibal Holocaust?"
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To prove its the real deal,,,,take your head,,,then find a matching shrunken body,,,if the two fit exactly then you have the real thing.

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