More Tom Cruise strangeness: Placenta, anyone?

Tom Cruise has apparently told GQ magazine that he plans on eating Katie Holmes’ placenta after the birth of their child:

Hollywood actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise is planning to eat Katie Holmes’ placenta.

It is the latest in a series of strange revelations by the 43-year-old ‘Mission: Impossible’ star about the child he is expecting with fiancée Katie Holmes.

Cruise told GQ magazine: “I’m gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there.”

I just hope either (1) that Cruise was indeed just joking; (2) that his followup statement that “maybe I won’t” was sincere; and (3) that, as a precaution, Katie Holmes is smart enough to make sure that the baby is in another room, in case Tom decides to indulge his munchies after all and gets a little carried away.

Yes, I am aware that some mammals eat the placenta after giving birth and that there are women out there who have even published recipes, but it’s the mother, not the male, who does this.