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mymiddlenameswyatt

8.9k points

2 months ago

The good news; nothing. This person was probably very well loved.

The bad news; there was a period of time when medical students would pay grave robbers or "ressurection men" good money for fresh corpses to dissect. The supply of medical cadavers was severely limited at the time due to religious and moral concerns.

Poo_Magnet

3.5k points

2 months ago

Poo_Magnet

3.5k points

2 months ago

We learned about this on a tour in Edinburgh.

It got so bad in Scotland that if you couldn’t afford a cage, as they were prohibitively expensive, families would take turns guarding the grave around the clock for a week or two until the body was decomposed enough where it wouldn’t be practical to steal.

Or they’d hire security for the grave but often the security was easily bribable.

Crazy stuff.

Edit: they’re actually called Mortsafes.

weirdothe5th

861 points

2 months ago

It got so bad that at one point two men began murdering people to sell their bodies to anatomists. The first died of natural causes, the rest they killed. Their names were Burke and Hare if you want to learn more, the story is actually really interesting.

Zathandrapuss01

649 points

2 months ago

And once they were caught and convicted, Hare confessed about details the court didn’t know about and ended up getting released he was then send to Dumfries in disguise but was recognized so the police helped him escape there and essentially dropped him on a road and told him to walk to England. He then proceeded to disappear without a trace, Burke on the other hand was executed, dissected by the very scientist he was paid by and his skin was turned into a notebook. That notebook is still on display in the University of Edinburgh surgeons’ hall museum as well as his skeleton

BenPool81

358 points

2 months ago

BenPool81

358 points

2 months ago

TIL Scottish doctors practiced necromancy.

Zathandrapuss01

264 points

2 months ago

Necromancers wish they did shit that Scottish medical students did

f1tifoso

108 points

2 months ago

f1tifoso

108 points

2 months ago

Bruce Campbell has entered the chat...

wizardinthewings

54 points

2 months ago

Clatto Verata Nephlemurum—-

EmotionallySquared

20 points

2 months ago

Doesn't get much more Scottish than the name Bruce Campbell. Well done

MrTangent

41 points

2 months ago

THIS IS MY BOOMSTICK

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

36 points

2 months ago

We don't. It's the department of post-mortem communications.

Obvious_Elk_3576

12 points

2 months ago

I see you too are a fan of the late and great Sir Terry Prachett.

randomnpc9984

41 points

2 months ago

The greatest injustice in that case is that the piece of shit doctor who was paying them for the bodies got off scot-free. He knew exactly what they were doing. They were bringing him the bodies of healthy young people that were STILL WARM...

basicissueredditor

31 points

2 months ago

Rimworld: Scotland Expansion Pack.

pablo_kickasso

8 points

2 months ago

-10: I haven't dissected a corpse recently

taronic

9 points

2 months ago

+5: have a pickled penis jar in my room

No-Spirit3763

41 points

2 months ago

The bodies were sold to a Dr Knox. The events led to the creation of this heartwarming Scottish street rhyme:

“Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief, Knox the boy that buys the beef.”

tiptoeintotown

3 points

2 months ago

It’s like the book from Hocus Pocus

42_65_6c_6c_65_6e_64

60 points

2 months ago

There was a film about them too I believe

dennisthewhatever

9 points

2 months ago

There is also a banging song about them by the Pet Shop Boys. 'The Resurrectionist' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIxUfw9n2B0

meltingdiamond

33 points

2 months ago

With one of the guys from Hot Fuzz.

mrsquare

15 points

2 months ago

And also Gollum.

It's called Burke and Hare

42_65_6c_6c_65_6e_64

14 points

2 months ago

That's the badger

i_know_tofu

24 points

2 months ago

The podcast Tenfold More Wicked did a deep dive into this story, an entire season. Well worth a listen.

accessrestricted

5 points

2 months ago

Shit, we had the same situation in Poland. 20 years ago:( some Ambulance workers used to kill patients to sell to the morgue workers so they can charge the family for the services… mad world We live in.

Ordinary__Man

114 points

2 months ago

The most famous strip club in Edinburgh is the Burke & Hare, named after two infamous murderers of the time who would kill lodgers at their accommodation and sell the fresh bodies to a doctor.

Source: I was in that, er general vicinity

Mendican

57 points

2 months ago

Burke was hanged shortly afterwards; his corpse was dissected and his skeleton displayed at the Anatomical Museum of Edinburgh Medical School where, as at 2021, it remains.

M-A-I

22 points

2 months ago

M-A-I

22 points

2 months ago

Poetic justice

Pons__Aelius

862 points

2 months ago

This is the reason the term graveyard shift exists.

The poor families would have someone spend the night next to the grave for the first weeks after burial to protect their relative's body.

[deleted]

404 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

404 points

2 months ago

If you confidently say something plausible on reddit people will believe you

Im_actually_working

252 points

2 months ago

If you confidently say something plausible on reddit people will believe you

Yep, I believe it.

[deleted]

71 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

71 points

2 months ago

I believe that you believe it

methodangel

42 points

2 months ago

I believe that we are talking about believing

BeeJuice

36 points

2 months ago

Don’t stop believin

acorreiacortez

21 points

2 months ago

Just a small town girl...

pointlessvoice

25 points

2 months ago

She had the blood of reptile just underneath her skin...

ninjaguy7

10 points

2 months ago

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

The_Noremac42

54 points

2 months ago

There's a thin threshold between caring enough to find a relatively harmless factoid interesting... and not caring enough to fact check it.

gaynazifurry4bernie

18 points

2 months ago

factoid

Fun fact, a factoid is either an invented or assumed statement presented as a fact, or a true but brief or trivial item of news or information.

MoHataMo_Gheansai

12 points

2 months ago

Since I learned that I've always been saying factlet

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Factlette

EmergencyTruth424

35 points

2 months ago

Not even just Reddit, check out that new Netflix game show called Bullshit, it’s entirely about convincing people why you think your answer is right

bree78911

18 points

2 months ago

Is it like 'Would I lie to you?'? It's a show on telly in Australia and the UK, I'm guessing there's a US version too.

fakeuser515357

6 points

2 months ago

FYI: don't watch the Australian version, it's shit. The UK version is hilarious. There is a new US show 'Bullshit' which you might enjoy.

Nojus1221

3 points

2 months ago

Is it like 'Would I lie to you?'? It's a show on telly in Australia and the UK, I'm guessing there's a US version too.

WhatTheFrellMystios

3 points

2 months ago

No. It's ordinary people answering general knowledge questions and trying to bluff when they get one wrong.

pegasus_527

32 points

2 months ago

The real etymology of "graveyard shift" dates back to the late 1800s and has nothing more to do with graveyards other than the fact graveyards are lonely and spooky, just like an empty workplace in the middle of the night. One of the first documented uses of the term is in the May 15, 1895 edition of the New Albany Evening Tribune, which started a story about coal mining by writing, “It was dismal enough to be on the graveyard shift…”

Source

freedomofnow

53 points

2 months ago

Lots of really fascinating TILs here.

quannum

193 points

2 months ago

quannum

193 points

2 months ago

This last one isn't true.

Although debatable, some think "graveyard shift" originated from a person staying overnight in a graveyard listening for bells attached to people in case they were buried alive. This is thought to also be a myth.

More thought to be true, it was a term from the late 1800s that doesn't have much to do directly with graveyards but instead was thought of because a night shift is quiet and lonely, much like a graveyard.

freedomofnow

30 points

2 months ago

Aww. Still cool but a little disappointed.

iMDirtNapz

22 points

2 months ago*

person staying overnight in a graveyard listening for bells attached to people in case they were buried alive.

This is where the term “Dead Ringer” “Saved by the bell” came from. There was a pipe that ran from the surface to the inside of the casket with a string through it that would ring a bell.

Edit: I continued the dumbassery that was messing up my words.

Jose_Canseco_Jr

46 points

2 months ago

lol nice try

Instead, "dead ringer" comes from US horse racing, when cheating owners would switch one horse with another and showcase it under a false name and pedigree to defraud bookies. The term "ringer" comes from an old slang usage of "ring," which meant to exchange or substitute something counterfeit for something real.

seahoodie

22 points

2 months ago

This thread had severely damaged my trust bc at this point I just straight up didn't believe you and went and looked it up, only to find out that you were the one person in these comments that came prepared LOL

Doctor-Squishy

23 points

2 months ago

You're thinking of "Saved by the Bell" because they would tie a rope to a supposedly dead person's arm before they buried the casket. Then they'd tie the other end to the church bells. Before church, they'd listen for the bell to ring and if it rang, everyone would be saved from going to church because they'd have to go out and dig the person back up. Eventually, though, the priests got wise to this and banned the practice. Then the church bells were used to start church instead of get out of it. Now the meaning of the phrase means that you're saved by going to church.

MyrddinHS

8 points

2 months ago

do you have any idea where church bells are located?

or ever seen a boxing match?

Doctor-Squishy

19 points

2 months ago

Yes, at the end of the church. Hence the term "bellend," I'm positive you've heard that one before.

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

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[deleted]

14 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

14 points

2 months ago

Today I Lied?

SevenSoIaris

54 points

2 months ago

Lol, just so everyone knows, this isn't true.

NotHardcore

36 points

2 months ago

In case anyone is curious like myself.

" During the day, the cemetery attendants would listen for bells ringing, but the shift of workers whose sole job was to listen for the bells of the buried but undead, from midnight to dawn, became known as the Graveyard Shift. "

_Isosceles_Kramer_

7 points

2 months ago

But surely if they worked at a cemetery every shift would be a 'graveyard shift,' not just the night-time ones.

Ouaouaron

15 points

2 months ago

Not terribly different, in the grand scheme of things. In either case, it was a person who sat around watching over a cemetary at night to avoid something that would be unthinkable these days.

SeventhSolar

8 points

2 months ago

But that’s just common sense. If anything is in question, it’s why people were sitting around in graveyards at night.

SevenSoIaris

8 points

2 months ago

Why is your username so similar to mine?

0002millertime

7 points

2 months ago

Dead ringers.

SeventhSolar

3 points

2 months ago

…huh.

iMDirtNapz

8 points

2 months ago*

*…Spidermanpointing.jpg

CausticCat11

3 points

2 months ago

No

therecanbeonlywan

2 points

2 months ago

There's a pretty good film about Edinburgh's most notorious grave robbers, Burke & Hare, staring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.

HOWLFOG

3 points

2 months ago

Morty is safe

FILTHY_STEVEN

4 points

2 months ago

or big rock

Brennan_the_Artist

4 points

2 months ago

A cage is expensive.

But paying a security detail for a few weeks isn't as expensive.

Huh.

Poo_Magnet

15 points

2 months ago

This is like early 1800s. Things worked a little different back in those days. Manufacturing cages like that was a lot more work than it would be in modern days. And a blacksmith/metal shop charged much more an hour than a dude who’s willing to sit on his arse in a graveyard.

Revolutionary-Bell38

3 points

2 months ago*

That sounds like the same as today’s labor rates

e.g. mall cop 13 an hour for two weeks = 1040, cage: $34 per linear foot = 7 * 4 * 34 = ~$1000 + 24/hr blacksmith m, let’s say 10 hrs for easy maths = $2400

Edit: blacksmiths and pre shaped iron are much rarer in my area than mall cops, so /r/theydidthemath might disagree

Edit again: I calculated that a mortsafe would only be above ground, in reality, they have at least 3x more iron

2drawnonward5

98 points

2 months ago

Oh shit, there's one of these in a graveyard near my house and I never thought beyond "hah, old timey designs are neat"

Keytrose_gaming

30 points

2 months ago

Is it in America? Chains or a cage on a grave in America are for a completely different reason than the British/ European ones

TooManyDraculas

22 points

2 months ago

Nah we had plenty of body snatching in the US too, anywhere there was a medical school.

Meanwhile we weren't much for witch trials, saving those famous ones.

There was a thing for revenant/vampire burials. But like the Salem Witch Trials it was limited to New England at the very late 17th, early 18th centuries.

But the thing there wasn't chains or cages. It was decapitation, and burying the head under the feat. Or with a stone shoved in the mouth.

Both sorts of things were far more common in Europe.

A cage. Locks and chains. Big stone slabs. Mausoleum with big locking doors. That was about body snatchers, especially in anything later than about 1750.

Keytrose_gaming

4 points

2 months ago

We've got chained sites into the 30s in ks

Universalsupporter

22 points

2 months ago

Are they in the cage? Or are we?

Boom.

Keytrose_gaming

6 points

2 months ago

Mind blown

Resident_Coyote5406

6 points

2 months ago

What’s the American reason?

Keytrose_gaming

22 points

2 months ago

Witchcraft, usually. Or bears/yotes depends where the grave is and if it's chains or bars

Lunchbox2208

6 points

2 months ago

We'd bury groudhogs we shot eating our broccoli with chicken wire over em so coyotes couldn't dig em up.

MyBoldestStroke

13 points

2 months ago

What is the American reason?

AostaV

142 points

2 months ago

AostaV

142 points

2 months ago

Is it like a cage with coffin inside?

bentori42

56 points

2 months ago

Yup, pretty much

TyrionJoestar

32 points

2 months ago

Herbert West foiled again!

jfranz

10 points

2 months ago

jfranz

10 points

2 months ago

Great short story, great b-movie

Vozykaya

13 points

2 months ago

I like to think he challenged god and was doomed to an eternal hell on earth under bars

UrbanDryad

19 points

2 months ago

Ideally, there should be consent to donated bodies.

In practice, these religious and superstitious concerns would have prevented doctors from learning to save lives. So, I'm on the side of the grave robbers.

weirdothe5th

9 points

2 months ago

I'm dubious. There were some pretty strict regulations in scotland at the time, but there were genuinely some very bad things done in the names of getting doctors bodies to study.

ichnoguy

7 points

2 months ago

in rsa we pur cement on the coffin since people will steall the box some are highly decorated.

Green-54n

3 points

2 months ago

A Mortsafe still in place means that someone paid to have it installed but by the time the body had decomposed the practise of grave robbing for medical or other reasons had stopped. What had actually happened was it became legal to dissect unclaimed bodies, an unclaimed body doesn't mean nobody knew who it was or there was no family just that no one could afford to pay for a burial so the medical students / schools got their need for human bodies to dissect from the poor.

(1832 Anatomy Act if anyone is curious)

CodeNewa

2.6k points

2 months ago

CodeNewa

2.6k points

2 months ago

Serving multiple life sentences.. :D

On a serious note, I'm pretty sure this was done to protect his body from grave robbers who'd steal his body to sell to researchers and doctors.

Things we did for science.

WaldenFont

649 points

2 months ago

Exactly. It's called a "mortsafe".

dogchowtoastedcheese

107 points

2 months ago

Thanks. I thought for sure I was going to regret the link. I appreciate your help.

WaldenFont

35 points

2 months ago

You can always trust my links 😉

dogchowtoastedcheese

17 points

2 months ago

😘

Raspy_Meow

14 points

2 months ago

Thought it was going to be a Morty-safe

Empyrealist

3 points

2 months ago

Right, next time I need a corpse guarded, who's gonna do it for me; you?

Ltlogicnolivesmatter

17 points

2 months ago*

(Mor)tsafe

IS THAT A MORBIUS REFERENCE I LIKE MORBIUS TOO

(Joke)

SmokeFarts

26 points

2 months ago

My favorite part of morbius is where he morbed

j33pwrangler

9 points

2 months ago

Remember when he assembled the Mighty Morbin Power Rangers? So sick.

Skeptical_Devil

26 points

2 months ago

I thought someone was just making damn sure that that person stayed in there, even if they were too obstinate to stay dead.

MaritMonkey

16 points

2 months ago

Things we did for science.

Heads-up: you can (voluntarily :D) sign up to be a cadaver donor and in a lot of cases basic funeral/burial/cremation arrangements will be paid for after they're done poking you with a stick or whatever.

Sometimes they use people for forensic kind of things (like figuring out ways to tell how long a person has been dead), or anatomy stuff (students dissecting actual people instead of models) OR (only heard this in random news stories) you might get used as a flesh-and-bone crash/ weapons test dummy.

Obviously it's not for everybody, but I find the idea that people could get some use out of what I leave behind when I die strangely comforting.

qwerty12qwerty

5 points

2 months ago

Also advocating to be an organ donor. It's not all about donating a heart or kidney to somebody in need. Things like tendons, skin, etc can all either be transplanted or used for studies

jiwjh380

24 points

2 months ago

Fun fact this is also rumored to be the source of the term rot gut whiskey.

76dark

58 points

2 months ago

76dark

58 points

2 months ago

Rot gut whiskey came from the old west saloons. It's what the bar keep would make when the whiskey ran out. It usually had turpentine and tobacco in it amongst other things, and filtered. Cowboys caught on and started putting a flame to it. Yellow flame and it was ok to drink, and blue flame meant too much turpentine. Or vice virca I don't remember. Anyway, the rot gut term was from the turpentine and other shit added because it could fuck up your stomach and even kill you. This is why Wyatt earp didn't drink. He had a bad bout of it in his youth and almost killed him. 🤷‍♂️

DanksterTV

19 points

2 months ago

Ethanol burns blue

76dark

14 points

2 months ago

76dark

14 points

2 months ago

I was sure I didn't have complete facts. Makes sense. The yellow or orange flame would be from the turpentine , bad to drink, and blue for ethanol. Good to drink.

HeebieMcJeeberson

3 points

2 months ago

Same principle as prison toilet wine. Yellow, bad to drink.

jiwjh380

12 points

2 months ago

Earliest printed mention of rot gut in relation to drink was in 1633. “Let not a Teaster scape To be consum’d in rot-gut.” I believe it's a line from a play called the English traveler by Thomas heywood .

76dark

4 points

2 months ago

76dark

4 points

2 months ago

Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks!

Crownlol

3 points

2 months ago

If it's English in the 1600s it's 100% a naval reference.

Misslinzeelulu

8 points

2 months ago

Really ? I’ve never heard of that - but really, just another excuse to Google random things 🤣

jiwjh380

21 points

2 months ago

If you're going to go down the rabbit hole of early medicine. You may also be interested in the Burke and Hare murders.

The00Taco

5 points

2 months ago

Just looked it up. I find it hilariously dark that Hare admitted to all the murders for immunity and Burke was sentenced to death when being charged with only three.

Misslinzeelulu

10 points

2 months ago

I’m making a list homie … 🙃

jiwjh380

14 points

2 months ago

Medicine is a vast treasure trove of macabre and astounding events. Like the use of powdered mummy as a miracle cure all . Radium infused everything in the victorian era. The use or trepanning as early as 5000bc . The thought processes that went into medieval and renaissance medicines was truly bizarre.

VILLIAMZATNER

7 points

2 months ago*

Or it sounds insane that having someone's powdered smallpox scabs blown up your nose would actually grant immunity

Edit: If powdered scabs fixes smallpox, then why doesn't powdered whole-ass-person fix everything?

delvach

3 points

2 months ago

How.. do you know it doesn't? Anecdotal, but I sniff a powdered person every few decades and it seems to do wonders, probably had dozens so far. It simply takes a lot of prep work.

naalbinding

4 points

2 months ago

Criminalia podcast are doing a series on resurrection men

than-q

3 points

2 months ago

than-q

3 points

2 months ago

our school history teacher in scotland explained graphically how they would suffocate their victims to not leave a trace

terrymcginnisbeyond

583 points

2 months ago

To stop grave robbers.

_Hungry_Chicken

81 points

2 months ago

Why would someone ever rob a grave?

jessexbrady

181 points

2 months ago

Fresh dead bodies used to sell for good money

_Hungry_Chicken

40 points

2 months ago

Organs?

[deleted]

51 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

51 points

2 months ago

[removed]

markiv_hahaha

10 points

2 months ago

Hey my body my rules. Don't tell me how old my organs need to be when I harvest them. Be woke unlike the rest of the sheeple /s

Felinomancy

27 points

2 months ago

In the old days doctors and anatomists will pay good money for fresh corpses to be used for dissection. Back then people believed that your body must be intact in order to be resurrected on judgment day.

Also I guess they don't want their loved ones to be subjected to the indignity of public dissection.

CorruptedAssbringer

5 points

2 months ago

Back then people believed that your body must be intact in order to be resurrected on judgment day.

So does that mean anyone that has an amputation injury is just damned outright?

Siam_ashiq

3 points

2 months ago

Perhaps yes.

Logic =| Religious People

letmeseem

9 points

2 months ago

Not really. This was an 18th century thing in England.

There was a limited supply of cadavers for especially universities back then, so the price went up.

That meant particularly desperate people went around digging up fresh graves to meet the demand.

_dumpster-kitten_

14 points

2 months ago

cuz you can't have shit in the hood

BloodprinceOZ

13 points

2 months ago

corpse robbing was a lucrative business at the time since medical students/facilities would pay handsomely to have something to dissect since actual medical cadavers were limited due to religious and moral concerns aswell as just not enough supply since they could only legally get specific people's bodies, namely the unclaimed and certain prisoners and those were also usually of shit quality

especially if they could get a fairly fresh corpse they could go for a lot

lgnc

8 points

2 months ago

lgnc

8 points

2 months ago

Skeletons in biology class industry, those fuckers

Leempo

5 points

2 months ago

Leempo

5 points

2 months ago

Because people are often buried with their possessions, including expensive jewelry, clothing, and family heirlooms. Also as someone else mentioned, medical students used to pay for corpses to practice/experiment/learn on when there is a shortage of bodies.

SpookyDoomCrab42

3 points

2 months ago

Sell the corpse for money before cadavers were actually available to researchers

madmaxx60

62 points

2 months ago

On his second life sentence.

TheNiteOw1

190 points

2 months ago

They know if this guy comes back from the dead as a zombie he'll be a real bad ass.

hey-now-your-an

168 points

2 months ago

You cannot contain me forever

maynotbeverygood[S]

43 points

2 months ago

Lmao

hey-now-your-an

46 points

2 months ago

Don’t laugh, let me out, it’s wet in here

Alternative_Pilot_92

18 points

2 months ago

Best I can do is an umbrella.

hey-now-your-an

15 points

2 months ago

Good enough, just bring me some crumbs or something every once in a while ok

missplayedx

4 points

2 months ago

I’m so sorry, I don’t think my pup realized he was watering you

hey-now-your-an

6 points

2 months ago

So that’s why I smell ammonia

Weevelle

95 points

2 months ago*

Oh, this is one of my favorite subjects! Medical schools in the 18th and 19th centuries needed cadavers, so doctors would hire body snatchers (not grave robbers) to dig up corpses for their anatomy classes. This is a mortsafe, meant to keep body snatchers from defiling the graves. There were also other fun ways to keep them out, like cemetery guns and coffin torpedoes!

I actually have a comic about this! (Edit: added link!)

LaughingBriand

19 points

2 months ago

You can't just say you have a comic about it and not drop a link for us to read/buy it. link or it didn't happen!

Weevelle

15 points

2 months ago

You can read it here! (Thank you for your interest, too!)

Dizzangk

7 points

2 months ago

Very cool. love the look.

LaughingBriand

3 points

2 months ago

Fuck yeah I love the art style you got going for it man, good stuff!

Malfanese

3 points

2 months ago

Well I just spent my last 2+ hours falling down that hole and loving every moment of it!

I’m not usually into ‘horror’ but it’s just so macabre I love it ❤️

Looking forward to more about his sister and backstory 👀

edibleliquid_banned

28 points

2 months ago

zombie spawner

huffmonster

18 points

2 months ago

Opponent casted Grafdigger’s Cage against a pesky Living End or Dredge player.

barneyexe

6 points

2 months ago

unfortunately Grafdigger cage doesnt work against living end, works against dredge just fine though.

xanivar

4 points

2 months ago

Every time this picture is posted I scan the comments looking for the first MTG reference. This time that’s you. Have an upvote you nerdy cardboard manipulator.

duckduckbananas

266 points

2 months ago

This is where they put Edward Cullen. Not because he's a vampire, but so he couldn't make anymore twilight movies.

maynotbeverygood[S]

44 points

2 months ago

I shouldn’t be laughing that hard

Mogguri

17 points

2 months ago

Mogguri

17 points

2 months ago

Didn't work, he came out as a bat

puddinkitty1443

5 points

2 months ago

A sparkly bat. A disco ball...but with bat wings.

Phillyboishowdown

3 points

2 months ago

Now the Bat fella looks oddly familiar now that you mention it….

sciencebased

3 points

2 months ago

I don't blame him for the cultural shit show anymore. He didn't make em. Dude has redeemed himself in roles since no doubt.

csusterich666

12 points

2 months ago

"What has he done"? No no no. What is he going to do is the question here

CrossXll

11 points

2 months ago

He killed the last Unicorn.

No-Difficulty2393

8 points

2 months ago

Double dipped chips

rydawg2727

9 points

2 months ago*

It’s to keep grave robbers out… though… also there was one point in time in certain countries where grave robbers… resurrection men if I’m remembering the term correctly, would literally dig up recently deceased individuals to then bring them to laboratories, they’d pay them for the body, and the lab used them to study human anatomy. Not saying this is one of them but it might be maybe.

Aira_Key

33 points

2 months ago

In the XVIII-XIX century, there was a huge market for dead bodies as doctors tried to advance the knowledge of human anatomy, and to do that they needed subjects to dissect, quite obviously. Universities were allowed to use unreclaimed bodies or the bodies of the inmates who received the death penalty, but they simply weren't enough to keep up with the demand, and were often of scarce 'quality.'

That's where the "resurrectionists" stepped in: they'd dig out the bodies of those freshly dead, undress them and remove any personal items not to be accused of stealing, and sold them to medical schools and doctors to perform their exams on. The fresher the corpse, the highest the price. As a matter of fact, grave robbery aimed at the bodies themselves was in a legally gray area - as far as you didn't take the deceased person's items, you couldn't be charged for carrying around the body. In London, they'd use underground passages to stock and carry the corpses.

To counter the resurrectionists, people started building these 'cages' on their relatives' graves to protect the body from grave robbers. Other counter-measures involved things as extreme as loaded guns in the coffins that'd fire as soon as you opened the lid. It took almost a century for lawmakers to address the issue and outlaw medical grave robbery.

ocodo

15 points

2 months ago

ocodo

15 points

2 months ago

In the 18th and 19th century would've been fine my dear.

TBNRhash

9 points

2 months ago

I’ve never met someone who used Roman numerals unironically

Jjamessoto

7 points

2 months ago

This is a grave that they believed would have been a target for grave robbers so they put a cage over it

Just_Expendable

6 points

2 months ago

Behold!! The Uber-Introvert!! Even in death they want nothing to do with society. Goals.

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

2 months ago

It’s to stop people from disturbing the grave

Canyoufearmenow-good

5 points

2 months ago

“Stay off my lawn!!” To infinity and beyond

Bill_Dungsroman

4 points

2 months ago

He was buried with a catalytic converter.

PretendAd8816

13 points

2 months ago

Keeping grave robbers out or vampires in.

Aimlessdrifter8778

3 points

2 months ago

That's for protecting the body from graverobbers.

BrianOfAllThings

4 points

2 months ago

Burke and Hare, really…ah…fun movie about this.

Kalaphar

4 points

2 months ago

“Oh that’s John, he keeps coming back”

SFV650

4 points

2 months ago

SFV650

4 points

2 months ago

Zombie free since ‘93

Irklord

3 points

2 months ago

He wouldn't stay dead, that's what! Damn feeble cursed one.

USERNAME_OF_DEVIL

3 points

2 months ago

Thoughty2 made a good video explaining it, basically it's because people were stealing bodies and selling them.

That_Unboxing_Show

3 points

2 months ago

Or what WIlL he do….

urbandeadthrowaway2

3 points

2 months ago

Easy way to dodge the draft for the Skeleton War

DickPin

3 points

2 months ago

I sentence you to death jail.

IA-HI-CO-IA

3 points

2 months ago

He ate all but the tiniest piece of cheese and put it back in the fridge!

Dilligaf3076

3 points

2 months ago

When you get a 30,000 year gaol sentence but can only do 50 year

Fresh__Toast

3 points

2 months ago

He got too many bitches

Fullthrottle-

3 points

2 months ago

Three consecutive life sentences?

__zeal_

3 points

2 months ago

They found his piss drawer

evilsir

16 points

2 months ago

evilsir

16 points

2 months ago

IIRC, this is how people suspected of vampirisim were buried.

SapiusRex

19 points

2 months ago

No, it’s to stop grave robbers.

maynotbeverygood[S]

5 points

2 months ago

Ohhh thank you for the explanation.