Depressed man cooks and eats his finger

Ein junger Mann in Neu Seeland hat sich in einem depressiven Anfall den kleinen Finger mit einer Stichsäge abgetrennt, ihn gebraten und verspeist.

A man who has had repeated bouts of depression cut off one of his own fingers, cooked it with some vegetables and ate it. The bizarre case of "self-cannibalism" is the first known in New Zealand and one of only eight reported around the world.

"[…] he tied a shoelace around his [little] finger to act as a tourniquet and cut the finger off with a jigsaw. He then cooked it in a pan with some vegetables and ate its flesh. His plan was to amputate another two fingers the following day. Mr X reported initial excitement - non-sexual - and a sense of relief from his ruminations. Given the instantaneous benefit, he felt that there was no point in cutting off any more fingers."

Depressed man cooks and eats his finger (via Boing Boing)