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So, Do You Really Know What “Mayhem” Means?


I sure didn’t. I was reading through the Idaho Code (couldn’t sleep – and was almost there when I got to the definition of “mayhem”)

Every person who unlawfully and maliciously deprives a human being of a member of his body, or disables, disfigures or renders it useless, or cuts out or disables the tongue, puts out an eye, slits the nose, ear or lip, is guilty of mayhem. (Idaho Code, Section 18-5001)

Now wide awake, I read on:

CANNIBALISM DEFINED — PUNISHMENT. (1) Any person who willfully ingests the flesh or blood of a human being is guilty of cannibalism. (2) It shall be an affirmative defense to a violation of the provisions of this section that the action was taken under extreme life-threatening conditions as the only apparent means of survival. (3) Cannibalism is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not exceeding fourteen (14) years. (Idaho Code, Section 18-5003).

So, if you’re ever in Idaho, (1) watch your back, because someone can legally eat you if the cupboard is bare, (2) don’t drink anything red, and (3) if you’re not sure what it is, don’t eat it!

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