[Updated below.] A reality show from the Netherlands called Proefkonijnen ("Guinea Pigs") set about tackling the ultimate taboo head-on. No, not that taboo. The other taboo: Cannibalism! The gluttonous consumption of tasty, fatty, crispy-skinned human flesh. Mmmmmm. Peeeeeople. So co-hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno submitted themselves to what is informally known on Fire Island as "the Gentleman's Agreement" — you eat my meat, I'll eat yours.
Both men had small pieces of flesh removed from their bodies by a surgeon — Storm from his ass cheek, Zeno from his belly — and handed the proteins over to a chef, who sauteed them in sunflower oil, using no spices so as to preserve the integrity of the meat's natural taste.
Then both dined on each other. They weren't particularly impressed.
"Nothing is really that special when you're talking about the taste of meat," Storm said in the interview. "But it is weird to look into the eyes of a friend when you are chewing on his belly."
That's what he said! (No, really. That's what he actually said.)
UPDATE: Hoax! Lame. Apparently in the name of raising "awareness of a shortage of organ donors." This should be punishable by something. Making the two men make out for 45 minutes? Subjecting them to a mutual Dutch Oven? Something. [ABC News, Screengrab via ABC News]