Dr. K’s story of dangerous bets:
In med school one student bet another that he could eat a length of human muscle that had been preserved in formaldehyde. Dangerous indeed. Formaldehyde is poison and cannibalism is widely frowned upon.
The bet was accepted and the the muscles was consumed. But the bet was not paid and a rivalry between two factions grew until the dean of the school had to step in and reprimand the offending students. This was the lesson of the story—don’t make foolish bets, the dean might reprimand you.
Dr. K’s story amused me. Some perceive a reprimand for disrupting school as a greater risk than the poison and moral approbation of eating human flesh.