Thursday, 21 July 2011

A Mortsafe

Mortsafes were contraptions designed to protect the bodies of the dead from disturbance. There had been body-snatching close to the schools of anatomy in Scotland since the early 18th century. This was due to the necessity for medical students to learn anatomy by attending dissections of human subjects, which was frustrated by the very limited allowance of dead bodies - for example the corpses of executed criminals - granted by the government, which controlled the supply.

9 comments:

  1. you post the funniest stuff

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  2. There's a bit of history, wtf & animal videos, great all-rounder, I'd say.

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  3. Elena Hoyos needed one of those:

    http://www.angelfire.com/magic/scotlass/voncosel.html

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  4. Too bad he didn't fly her off in the balloon to be reanimated. The mentalist.

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  5. Sorry, that account sucked. Wikipedia has a better version:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Tanzler

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  6. Mentalist? Or mental midget?

    LOL

    Weird shit happens here...

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  7. As if the first wasn't weird enough.

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  8. That is without doubt, a cage for stopping zombies! =D

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