Ratu Udre Udre

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Udre Udre (pronounced [undre 'undre], /dr ˈdr/) was a Fijian chief. He holds the Guinness World Record for “most prolific cannibal”.[1] During the 19th century, Udre Udre reportedly ate between 872 and 999 people. He kept a stone for each body he ate; the stones were placed alongside his tomb in Rakiraki, in northern Viti Levu. According to Udre Udre’s son, the chiefs of Rakiraki would go to the battlefield along with Udre Udre and they would each give him every body part of their victims, especially the head, preserving what he couldn’t eat in one sitting for consumption later.

It is believed that had he consumed his 1000th body, he would have become immortal.[2]

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  1. ^ “Guinness Book of World Records 2003” p. 149
  2. ^ Lealea, Sai (October 9, 2009). "Fiji’s Cannibal History". Fijian Custom & Culture. Blogger. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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