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A Message from the Editor
As in the case of all websites devoted to severed human body parts, Doc Bwana's House of Shrunken Heads may prove offensive to certain individuals. Therefore, I wish to issue the following clarifications:
Unlike my other serious website devoted to Egyptian mummies, much of the writing herein is purely for fun and should not be used for research purposes. However, the links which I provide to other sites will take you to serious data on the subject of shrunken heads, and this data may be used in doctorial dissertations. Much of it has been written by professional anthropologists and explorers with first hand knowledge.
Rumors to the effect that I personally sever and shrink the heads depicted on this site are slightly exaggerated. I do, however, own a tsantsa which is properly displayed and treated with the respect given to all the other human remains which I collect.
The many institutions named in this site are not affiliated in any way with me, with the
exception of the Davenport Elementary School, where I have conducted experiments
for many years, and the Davenport Rifle Range and Gun Club, where I am in charge of firearms security and get to play with all the weapons..
I wish to apologize to the following: the Chicago Natural History Museum, Penn State University (the Nitney Lions rule!!!), Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, the South Florida Museum of Natural History/Graves Museum, Pizza Hut, the Davenport County Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln, the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museums, professional anthropologists everywhere, the Davenport Family Counseling Center, the American Museum of Natural History, my neighbors who sometimes complain about the shrunken heads on poles in my front yard, the Libby Prison War Museum, the Arte Primitivo Gallery, Vice President Johnson, the Dyak people of Borneo, Christie's, the water meter man who was traumatized by what he found in my basement, the Classical Music site, Alaka Wali, and most of all to the Jivaro Indians, for whom shrunken heads are religious objects. The Jivaro are generous hosts, friendly people, and possessed of the sense of humor so necessary for a proper appreciation of this website. I would also like to apologize to the city of Davenport for deciding to display my collection of tsantsas at this year's Good Neighbor Day festivities. I had no idea that it might drive people away from the other display booths and cause a decrease in the sale of hot dogs, French fries, and funnel cakes. Next year, I'll bring my tarantula farm and leave the shrunken heads in the bedroom where they belong.
If anybody takes this site seriously, they need intensive psychiatric help, which may be obtained by clicking here.
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