I have. That was the source of my information - the link from his wikipedia entry. I don’t think it was mentioned there, but I’d heard that there were post French Revolutionary suggestions to try it more crudely, which were quashed by the then Pope. Sick, sick people. Pre- ‘Enlightenment’ it would have incurred the death penalty.
If you’ve heard of Oliver, then you’re probably as bugged as I am with the way shows like “Ancient Aliens” have made the History Channel utterly unwatchable, right?
This thread has gotten me to thinking: What if those ancient aliens were successful, and the result was Bigfoot? I’ll pause here to allow the ramifications of this theory to fully set it.