There’s a story running wild on the internet currently about a man who lost his foot in a motorcycle accident. The loss of the limb is only the start of the story, it seems. The man then “signed some papers” and was able to take the severed foot home with him. There, he made tacos and served the tacos to some friends.
Here’s how the story unfolded on the anonymous man’s reddit Ask Me Anything.
“So the quick and dirty,” he wrote. “About 2 years ago I was hit on my motorcycle . The salvaged my foot but I would never be able to walk on it. I elected to have it amputated. I asked the doctors to keep it. I signed some papers. I got it back, and with the help of some friends cooked a portion of the tibialis anterior.”
“So my friends and I always had this joke, If you could try human flesh in an ethical and health way, would you. And we always said of course. Well the opportunity came up and I called them on it.”
“I called folks who might be amenable. It was only about 2-3 oz that I took off the leg so it couldnt be a big group Plus only people I knew very well.”
“I had one person back out, and it’s totally understandable. I think there was a lot of ‘wait really’ Kinda hoping that I’m joking But it was all happy people who showed up that day Lots of dark jokes.”
“There were some people very dear to me there, who supported me through that time and who’s friendship I will cherish.”
“10 of my friends joined in for a brunch. Only the foot was damaged, but with below the knee amputations the want to do it higher up so there is a balance between having enough stump to make for a good lever and having enough room beneath for prosthetic equipment. If they amputated low it would make it difficult to put good hardware underneath.”
“On this scale I would give it a solid 6.5, but keep in mind that I have had a lot of good food. So it’s way better that a hot dog or regular burger. Maybe equal with regular bacon, which is pretty decent. But no where near as good as butter seared sea scallops or a rare sous vide tenderloin seared in grape seed oil in a cast iron pan.”
“It was from a healthy part of the amputation, Im a healthy person, waste not want not, and they [my friends] all consented. As far as I know they are all still cool with it. Its a fun weird thing.”
The Unilad article links out to another photo gallery full of horrifying images of the foot. Be warned.