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(New Zealand Herald)   Disgusted burglars discard their ill-gotten goods when they learn they have stolen a placenta. Still get busted   ( nzherald.co.nz) divider line
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2004-07-12 04:13:33 PM  
I'm afraid to ask why the residents had a placenta in the first place. Good thing the article doesn't answer that question. :-/
2004-07-12 04:24:40 PM  
If they don't get jail time it will be a great miscarriage of justice.
2004-07-12 04:40:58 PM  
This an old article, it happened on Labor Day.
2004-07-12 04:44:02 PM  
Eewww. This article covered territory that I didn't even need to know about.
2004-07-12 04:49:11 PM  
Obvious? Sick?
2004-07-12 04:57:45 PM  
Aside from the obvious place, where would one store a placenta?
2004-07-12 05:24:07 PM  
Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

2004-07-12 07:11:15 PM  
I got placenta in my pocket
Don't wanna talk about it.

Stop Rhyming! I mean it!

Anybody got a peanut?
2004-07-12 08:23:51 PM  
Homer voice: "Mmm, placentaaaa..."

/Got nothin'
2004-07-12 08:25:03 PM  
They were probably hippie-dippie types who were going to eat it. Recycling and all that. Just add a little Placenta Helper, bake for 45 minutes and you're Done.
2004-07-12 08:26:12 PM  
what the mother fark?
2004-07-12 08:26:34 PM  
/would like to regrow own umbilicus and placenta and dangle it in a brewers vat.
2004-07-12 08:28:25 PM  
CRIMINAL 1 - Did you get the platinum!

criminal 2 - The what now ?
2004-07-12 08:29:23 PM  
GooberMcFly: Wow, way to up the ewww ante.

Well I thought it was funny o_O
2004-07-12 08:30:23 PM  
good thing they blesses and buried the thing...
sometimes it takes the childlike innocense of a burglary to remind us all to bless and bury our placentas....

/what the fark?
2004-07-12 08:35:38 PM  
This story is a bloody shame. Did these women have no guidance after birth?
2004-07-12 08:36:26 PM  
Buried the placenta?

Well I suppose if they were out of Fava Beans and Chiante...
2004-07-12 08:37:12 PM  
what about placenta crocadile mile?

you slide on a bunch of stretched placenta's, and instead of going over the bump and into water, you go into a thing of after birth?
2004-07-12 08:37:25 PM  
they didnt, discard the evidence. they got busted.
2004-07-12 08:38:22 PM  
That's farking nasty.

/back to the spider thread.
2004-07-12 08:38:45 PM  
um... they did what now? they stole a... a placenta... isnt that...? wait, hold on just one minute... this was a blessed placenta?

im so confused, its disgusting
2004-07-12 08:38:51 PM  
I saw a thing on tv once where as Bandy stated, the parents cooked up and served the placenta to a group of their friends.

2004-07-12 08:39:00 PM  
You can order placenta at Finer Italia restaraunts. It's that really small rice...
Yum yum...and try the veal!
2004-07-12 08:43:20 PM  
I saw the special where people eat the placenta as well...
actually it was a segment in an otherwise fap related hbo show (turn on tv) which was made so viewers could dry their hand off, and curse world television
2004-07-12 08:45:02 PM  
Among the more traditional Maori, it's customary to bury the placenta after birth. I can only infer that the birth was pretty recent.

2004-07-12 08:47:48 PM  
I've met someone who used to eat placentas (she was a nurse/midwife type from rural China) - she was in her 90's and looked like she was in her 60's... no wrinkles whatsoever, though her face looked Botoxed (this was before Botox got popular.

2004-07-12 08:54:28 PM  
2004-07-12 08:55:29 PM  
[image from siftthroughthesludge.com too old to be available]

...discarded the evidence when they learned a placenta was part of their booty
2004-07-12 08:55:48 PM  
Oh jeez its the cops..... Eat the evidence fast.

2004-07-12 09:01:22 PM  
Excuse me, have you seen my wife's placenta?

/The Evils Of Plancenta Hustlin
/Track 8
/Album : Use Your Fingers
/Group: Bloodhound Gang

Surprised no one thought of this.
2004-07-12 09:03:04 PM  
Some people keep a baby's placenta as good luck, white magic, etc.

Abotu as hokey as eating the flesh of christ on sunday if you ask me, but, hey, to each his own.

/Wonders what it tastes like. Liver?
2004-07-12 09:09:46 PM  
Some british folks save the placenta and eat it on the first b-day. I did a ton of research into that kind of stuff when I first became a dad.
2004-07-12 09:10:50 PM  
Perhaps we could put some placenta-finding satellite in our reserved spot, then this whole thing could have been avoided. Well, the placenta would still have been stolen, but we may not have had to read this story...
2004-07-12 09:11:27 PM  
Reminds me of the "Absolutely Fabulous" episode where Saffron gives birth at home, and a crazy couple who place children for adoption steal what they think is the baby but what is actually the placenta wrapped in a blanket. The guy says "My god, that's an ugly kid..."


2004-07-12 09:36:21 PM  
2004-07-12 10:07:18 PM  
My baby was born at home yesterday... the placenta is in the freezer. (Well wrapped and ziplocked!) I'm sure we'll toss it soon enough. ( But not like a salad. )
2004-07-12 10:12:04 PM  
Step 1: Collect Placentas

Step 2: ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Step 3: Profit!
2004-07-12 11:22:59 PM  
"Police said they were questioning two young women in relation to the offence and one had revealed the location of the placenta.

The couple and a minister returned to the site later and the placenta was blessed before it was taken to "a safe place" and buried."

Good work!

[image from webtechplanet.com too old to be available]
2004-07-12 11:32:34 PM  
The correct quote is:

Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?

If there are, we all be dead!

No more rhymes now, I mean it!

Anybody want a peanut?

2004-07-12 11:35:47 PM  
they should have mixed it in with human fat from liposuction clinics to make moisturizing soap.

/not sure why this would be more disgusting than using animal fat and placenta to make moistuizing soap.

//they do you know
2004-07-12 11:54:14 PM  
Anybody else have a craving for one of them Stufft Burritos from Taco Bell?
2004-07-13 12:19:44 AM  

Congratulations! Happy Babymoon.

2004-07-13 12:21:52 AM  
Among Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand, for those who don't know) it is customary to bury a placenta after a birth in order to connect the person with their land. Anyone who is indigenous or has studied indigenous cultures would know that the relationship one has with the land is of prime importance. I would imagine that the thieves were most likely Maori or they would not have recognised the significance of finding the placenta. Shame on you people who made jokes about this. Don't knock what you don't understand.
2004-07-13 12:51:19 AM  
human placenta is used to make really expensive hair conditioner. an old girlfriend of mine got really pissed off when she found out her mom was using it while the family was having trouble paying for school.
2004-07-13 01:42:01 AM  

Gee, thanks for the scoop ... (scroll up)

Another little gem; the word for placenta - whenua - is also the word for the land.
2004-07-13 03:49:34 AM  
Wow, I bet it's really hard to avoid stealing the gross, rotting thing.
2004-07-13 05:32:42 AM  
You know, there are events where "WTF" just doesn't even
come close.
This is most definitely one of them.
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