I'm not gonna weep for the inhabitants of the Nicobar islands - there have been some sad stories about Western tourists going there and not coming back. Some areas have always been sealed off.
Because they are cannibals. Real ones.
Back in the old days there was a regular mail service between the King of England and his "interests" in Nederland.
A small sailboat was used since there really wasn't all that much mail involved. The fellows on the Nederland shore at Middelburg, which was then an island, set up a watch every day to catch sight of the mailboat. It was very important that they do this before the folks in the surrounding swamps did so because they would not only kill and rob the crew of the mail boat, they had been known to eat them!
To assist them they had a small 3 power telescope.
Galileo mentioned that he'd gotten the idea from someone in Middelburg.
It is presumed the telescope had been invented there for a very practical purpose. Watching for the mail from the King of England may well have been that reason, and the cannibalism rampant in the fens!
Remember, the Euros are only a few hundred years "ahead" of the primitive fuzzy-wuzzies out on those islands, and sometimes not even that.
Ahhhh. Not toooo surprised though I thought it had been successfully repressed.
"I'm not gonna weep for the inhabitants of the Nicobar islands - there have been some sad stories about Western tourists going there and not coming back. Some areas have always been sealed off."
They're cannibals and so they eat them. That's why they never return.