Oddities- Trading Heads

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Watch Oddities Wednesdays @ 9pm on Science Channel! | For more, visit | Kevin, an expert in ethnic artifacts, drops by Obscura to determine whether a shrunken human head is authentic, or an elaborately crafted fake.

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randomjoe333333 April 4, 2011 - 9:55 PM

@HawkeyeLieutenant you'd be amazed how calm and casual people are when it comes to autopsys espically if your the mortician

NightTurkey82 April 4, 2011 - 11:15 PM

@HawkeyeLieutenant One mans Taboo is another mans dinner conversation.

Osbert50 April 5, 2011 - 3:15 AM

Your head can shrink by going too deep down in water; like the ocean ;3

darkj3an April 5, 2011 - 4:23 AM

@Soothfish its been dried so its not that dirty :P but still its human head omg!

stab2killnecks April 5, 2011 - 6:04 AM

dude wash you're hands !

another505 April 5, 2011 - 7:17 AM


bluebalute April 5, 2011 - 7:25 AM

This is a 'tourist' head. What that really means is that instead of someone being killed over the charge of witchcraft or killed in battle, some murderous thugs pick someone at random and murder them just for the skin on their skull so that some tourist can take home an expensive souvenir. Somebody died to satisfy a tourist indulgence. They fail to make note of that in the program and leave it like collecting shrunken heads is no big deal. This gets a thumbs down. Aiding and abetting.

ellis ocampo April 5, 2011 - 9:51 AM


Torturfilm April 18, 2011 - 6:01 AM

I love shrunken heads, and I really want one. I would never sell it if it was mine. It seems that the only thing important for him is how much he can get for it….

Hootyhaha Hootyhaha April 30, 2011 - 12:16 AM

There was a Science Channel show.. maybe Brink.. maybe Sci Fi Science.. heck it might have been on National Geographic. They showed an invention that made food inside a computer. The guy took the piece of food out of this Jetson styled box and he ate it saying it was very basic and bland. They they made a mechanical device that had elementary moving parts. All from a computer just like the Jetsons. If you saw this show message me and let me know where to find it again. Thanks!

SPQRichter May 11, 2011 - 6:50 AM

and how the hell is this science related??

Aquamarine560 May 14, 2011 - 6:49 AM

They better wash their hands…

MrGeorgeisonit June 8, 2011 - 9:44 PM

he looks like he has a shrunken head lol

Pynaegan June 16, 2011 - 12:01 AM

I'll take a shrunken human head over a black rhino's horn handle knife or "gorilla's hand" ashtrey any day of the week!

L. Remming July 26, 2011 - 1:20 PM

@HawkeyeLieutenant death can be a beautiful thing…and i mean that in the least creepiest way i can.

Ballyhooligan August 1, 2011 - 10:22 PM

@bluebalute Tourist heads were usually sourced from the morgue, rather than living victims.

bluebalute August 2, 2011 - 5:33 AM

@Teamwinfan I don't doubt that but there is/was a problem with the heads being acquired elsewhere.

Terezi Pyrope January 19, 2012 - 11:37 AM

Wow so that is a tourist head? That must be the best way to attract tourism, offer them a shrunken human heand and say "this is what we do to our enimies." At least it will make sure the tourists behave themselves lol.

Madvonvanity June 27, 2012 - 11:34 AM

i want one

pertsa November 24, 2012 - 7:01 PM

If you are from America… Why you cant even speak your own language correctly?
You cant say "dude wash you're hands! ". You need to say "due wash your hands!".

knqneal neal July 18, 2013 - 10:01 AM

What's the race

hardmanners November 8, 2013 - 8:00 PM

I need to know how I can make at least a fake one myself! Want to have one dangeling from the rearview mirror of my car.

Alan Yu January 29, 2014 - 7:39 AM

i wouldnt touch it without latex gloves

PIlotrcm March 4, 2014 - 11:10 PM

That's messed up that people were killing each other so they could make shrunken heads out of each other for tourists

Pkthtguy September 12, 2014 - 7:16 PM

I so want one u.u

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KPepper L January 10, 2018 - 3:40 AM

Someone was murdered so tourists can have shrunken heads… I'm not sure how ethical to have.