Q: What’s worse than choking to death on your own vomit?

A: Choking to death on someone else’s vomit.

In March, the Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) StarPhoenix, citing several witnesses inside the Pine Grove Correctional Centre, reported that some formerly heroin-addicted female inmates so desperately crave methadone that they routinely consume the fresh vomit of inmates currently on methadone treatment because enough is still present in the regurgitation. The newspaper uncovered the practice while investigating the death of an inmate in February. Said a source, “The whole building knows (that the inmate choked on vomit). That’s how she died.” [Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 3-7-02]

—News of the Weird