Alexander Selvik Wengshoel convinced doctors to let him keep his discarded hip bone following replacement surgery so that he could use it for his art work.
However, while cooking the meat off of the bone he claims he decided to eat it instead of letting it go to waste.
He told The Local newspaper: “I just wanted to use it in my art. I didn’t know at that time that I would boil it and eat it.
“I had to boil off the meat to get to the bone, and when I started scraping off the meat, I took a little piece and I thought, ‘Why not do it? It’s not every day I will have a piece of human flesh which is mine and which it is possible to eat’, so I had a little taste, and then I thought, ‘That’s really nice.'”