This just in:
Today it was reported in the New York Times (no byline) that a gang in the remote jungles of Lima, Peru has been kidnapping and killing people to siphon off their fat, selling it to cosmetic companies in Europe.
Gang members have told police that the fat was worth $60,000 a gallon. One perpetrator was arrested with a quart of human fat in a soda bottle.
Although it really sounds like something The Onion would report, it seems to be very likely true, and must be added to my list of things I cannot believe nor comprehend (including Bush's second term, the salaries of the CEOs of failed companies in the U.S. and your shower).
And my next question is: where do I sign up? (for the siphoning, not the murder part)
[I hesitate to make fun of this since human lives were lost - so please look at it as an amazing, yet horrifying tale of human depravity.]