Emerging Trend, 2009: Placentas Up

poisonous-evil-rubbish1Slate has a fascinating story about placenta consumption in Japan, which, to my mind, beats Matthew McConaughey’s announcement last year that he was going to plant his wife’s placenta under a tree. (“It’s going to be in the orchards and it’s going to bear some wonderful fruit.”) Apparently, placentas are all the rage in Japan. You can buy a placental health drink that tastes like peaches, or you can pay $30 for an invigorating “placenta pack” IV drip. So if you can’t wait for McConaughey’s apples to ripen, best get a ticket to Tokyo.

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