Machete Number 1 Cause of Decapitation

Machete Number 1 Cause of Decapitation
I almost fell out of my bed here in Guatemala reading a Honduras Blog.

“Of course machetes are also the number one cause of "accidental" drunken decapitation and dismemberment in the county.”
Machete Culture of Honduras

When I was in Togo, West Africa some Nigeria boy came by a drunk German girl behind the Germany Embassy on a Motorcycle. They used a machete and tried to cut off her purse or bag. The girl moved quickly and got a hack right to the center of her forehead, she survived and was ok, but the machete was again a weapon. I try to be aware of folks walking around with Machetes, especially when they are drunk.

Number one for drunken decapitations, this is too funny, but very real.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Travel Journal --- --- Travel Bag Survey

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Machetes are a tool; they are used by many cultures for many reasons, the Swiss Knife for the Jungle. I am will often go up and feel the edge of peoples Machete to see if they are really know what they are doing.

On a funny note, did you know you could sharpen a shovel; I unfortunately and fortunately have used a shovel many times in my life. Same as a machete, a shovel needs sharpened to cut through grass or sod.

Karine and Tom in Honduras

Machete Number 1 Cause of Decapitation

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