crazy idiots

Eugen Leitl
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 23:09:14 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Joseph S Barrera III wrote:

> Keep in mind that a little blood goes a long way.
> That is, it looks worse than it is.

In fact, we're engineered for a little blood loss. How many males have
elevated serum ferritin? Those who don't donor nor stick H. medicinalis
all over them (ick), engage in ritual mutilations. 

Nowadays, even the risk of terminal infection is very low. Plus, it 
probably elevates status in their local lek.