Episodes in the History of Fat: Lard, Art Made of Fat, Fat Bullets, Sham & Disappeared Fat


As it turns out there was — in Real Life — a Fat Bank opened somewhere in our fair land, a fat bank made for people to store their own fat from surgical enhancement procedures that could be used sometime in the future to be used elsewhere in the depositors’ bodies.

(I’d like to open a bank for pronouns that are used to end sentences.)

And as it turns out I’ve written a few times on this blog about other Fat Matters, all of which are as truculent-friendly to reality as this Fat Bank thing, but less embarrassing. Here are most of them.

This post originally appeared on Ptak Science Books. Republished with permission.

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Fun with Fat Lard

Fat Redux, Redux: Fat Bullets, 1945.

A Return to 1920’s Fat: Fat Pill Scams and Strychnine

Fat as Medicine or Jump Rope?

On Fat Embarrassment.

And of course the immortal Art Made of Fat (the full title of the pamphlet by Otto F. Fleiss being White Art in the Meat Food Business. A Practical Handbook for Butcher, Pork Stores, Restaurants, Hotels and Delicatessens on How to Make Lasting and Transferable White Art Decorations out of Bacon Fat Back for Window Displays, Ornaments on Meat Food Cold Buffets and for Exhibits and Advertising Purposes. Enrich yourself with Personal Knowledge. (NYC, 1941).

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