As autumn steps in, the warm breeze of summer gives way to Halloween spookiness.
When green leaves wither, turn yellow and fall, we must hurry up to carve the pumpkin with our toes and greet the dead resurfacing from the graveyard.
It is time to give inner wickedness a flow free; make spooky masks, spooky dresses and spooky hats. Pass spooky comments in class and whisper something spooky to your crush. Be sure to dig up all the slumbering ghosts to get the spookiness going.
But hold on to your horses; do not even think about eating a human brain this Halloween, no matter how tempted or curious you may be.
Eating a human brain makes you sick and gives you diseases you have never heard of!
Bet you never heard of transmittable spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). It develops when you have the infectious version of otherwise normal proteins called prions. Abnormal proteins give tiny holes in your brain and make it appear spongy.
TSE can develop in a number of ways; one of which is cannibalism. It can give you personality changes, memory problems, unusual sensations, insomnia, confusion and headaches.
Other spooky things you can get are depression, jerking movements, a lack of coordination and sense and an unsteady gait.
If you are ready to brave all these, congratulations, you have the perfect recipe to make a zombie.
Whatever the type of sickness, an undeniable fact is that the human brain is jam packed with nutrition. 100 grams of intelligence contain 78 calories, 10 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein and a measly 1 gram of carbohydrate.
Perhaps all the spooky clowns we now see at night have chomped on some delicious brains and are just there to tell us of what we are missing in our lives.
Watch the video below by Life Noggin to learn the ins and outs of the delicious, cannibalistic hobby of eating brains.