Dull and Duller?

Friday August 10, 2012 Written by luke

Anthropologists will study anything. From the outside most of it seems impenetrably boring: clothing in Melanesia, dietary variations in the Cotswolds... that sort of stuff. So you know something is afoot when an anthropologist deems an entire people 'too dull' to study.

The Baining, an indigenous group in Papua New Guinea, are the fun-lovers in question. They have no political or religious affiliations, don't believe in play and the only thing they talk about is food. Which sounds like most inner-city kids, really. But someone has finally succeeded in studying this supremely dull culture and the results are, weirdly, fascinating.

Image: via here