I did not know that a xyster is a surgical instrument used to scrape bones.
Gah! How? Why?
These are things I STILL don’t know. So frustrating! Surgeons? Can you fill me in?
Bodies of the dead are given to vultures to eat. When only the bones remain, they are ground up using a variety of tools, mixed with tsampa and fed to hawks and crows and other birds too, I’m sure.
There are variations of course, but that’s the general idea and I think it’s the coolest thing! I would love for my body to go to the birds like that. ❤
Maybe one day!
Xyster, for scraping bones. Hmm. Who knew?!