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Japanese Artist Cooks and Serves His Own Genitals (NSFW)

Japanese illustrator Mao Sugiyama had his genitals removed on his birthday, March 31. A couple of weeks later, he served those genitals -- scrotum, testicles and penis -- at a special dinner where six "lucky" individuals paid the equivalent of $250 to consume them.

Sugiyama advertised this unique meal via Twitter, where he described the goods in detail, an initial asking price of 100,000 Yen ($1,255), and certification that he has been cleared of all venereal diseases. This spawned enough interest that he organized an April 13 event aptly named "Ham Cybele -- Century Banquet". Cybele, as he explained in the event description, is a reference to the Anatolian goddess of the same name whose adherents offered up a bull's testes to the goddess.

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Ando Muneno
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