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Beast-ival

September 21, 2011 — by Zoe
Psychologist Fran Meeten explains how she found herself in a field at Bestival feeding willing volunteers dogfood and maggots, and what this all reveals about human nature.  Picture this: It’s September and I’m listening to the rain pour down outside as I pack my camping gear. While I am seriously...
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SGP 2011: Disgusting Little Beasts

August 15, 2011 — by Zoe
Addled revellers were given the chance to grab a fist-full of maggots, eat dog food, drink urine mimicking liquid, and cuddle a tarantula. Or – better yet – watch somebody else do it.  Psychologist Fran Meeten took us for an exploration of disgust, fear, and the evolution of our...
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