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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_ARCHES 1 points 66 points (+67|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Short tale about an unconventional use of feces:

The Inuit didn’t fear the cold; they took advantage of it. During the 1950s the Canadian government forced the Inuit into settlements. A family from Arctic Bay told me this fantastic story of their grandfather who refused to go. The family, fearful for his life, took away all of his tools and all of his implements, thinking that would force him into the settlement. But instead, he just slipped out of an igloo on a cold Arctic night, pulled down his caribou and sealskin trousers, and defecated into his hand. As the feces began to freeze, he shaped it into the form of an implement. And when the blade started to take shape, he put a spray of saliva along the leading edge to sharpen it. That’s when what they call the “shit knife” took form. He used it to butcher a dog. Skinned the dog with it. Improvised a sled with the dog’s rib cage, and then, using the skin, he harnessed up an adjacent living dog. He put the shit knife in his belt and disappeared into the night.

Edit: Great, my most upvoated comment is a story about a shit knife.

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[–] Demar_Derooooozan 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Moral of the story. Don't force people to go into settlements. Some of the decisions the Canadian government has made to our natives have been terrible. But now I know what to do if I need a knife in the north.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

The things I learn on Voat...

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[–] carlip 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The shit knife would melt in dog flesh. Dogs are like 99-102 degree F.

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[–] gramman74 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fun sucker!

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