Author Mary Roach has become known for writing about fascinating and bizarre topics, from cadavers to life on Mars. Her latest piece, "Say Hello to My Little Friend," explores the history of shrunken heads, from the Ecuadorian tribe that created them for ceremonial purposes, to the huge trade in counterfeit heads that grew up in the early 20th century. Roach even shares her "recipe" for shrinking the head of a bobcat. The story appears in the current issue of Outside magazine.
Mary Roach, author of "Say Hello to My Little Friend," an article on shrunken heads in the current issue of Outside magazine.