11The "Hand of Glory" Candle
The "Hand of Glory" used to be a candle holder that was made from human fat and placed on a dried or pickled human hand, typically the left hand. Both components were usually crafted from the body parts of executed criminals.
12Oprah's Skin Cream Secret
Oprah Winfrey promotes a facial cream called Skin Medica, which is made from collagen-producing fibroblasts found in foreskin cells.
13Ttongsul: Korean Excrement Drink
There is a traditional Korean fermented rice wine known as ttongsul, which is made from human feces.
14Macabre Cabaret Dining
The Cabaret du Néant, one of the first themed restaurants in Paris, featured patrons drinking "bières" (meaning both "beer" and "coffin" in French) from cups shaped like human skulls. The main room, known as the "Salle d'Intoxication" (Intoxication Hall), had chandeliers made of human bones and tables shaped like coffins, creating a uniquely macabre atmosphere.
15Cheese from Bacteria Origins
In 2013, scientists at Trinity College Dublin successfully created cheese using bacteria collected from human toes and belly buttons and exhibited it at their Science Gallery.
16Governor's Shoes of Human Skin
John Osborne, the first democratic governor of Wyoming, wore shoes made of human skin to his inauguration. He obtained the skin from the body of an executed train robber and used it not only for his shoes but also to craft a doctor's bag and a coin purse. He gave the top of the skull to his 15-year-old assistant as a souvenir.
17Hair-Based Oil Absorption
To make oil-absorbing booms for ocean oil spills, wigmakers repurpose human hair that they receive from hair salons. Hair can absorb 3-9 times its own weight in oil.
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18Jenkem: An Inhalant Hallucinogen
Jenkem is an inhalant and hallucinogen created from fermented human feces and urine. In the mid-1990s, it was reported to be a popular street drug among Zambian youth, who fermented feces and urine in containers, inhaling the resulting fumes.
19Human Flesh Capsules as Supplements
Some people use human flesh capsules made from dried fetuses as a nutritional supplement.
20Baby Foreskins for Synthetic Skin
Baby foreskins are utilized to grow synthetic skin for various purposes, including the treatment of diabetic ulcers.