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.
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.