A little bit of morbid curiosity...and a little bit of gallows humor
Sharon Lopatka from Maryland advertised online for a partner willing to torture+kill her for their mutual sexual gratification+ finally found Robert Frederick Glass.He tortured her for several days b4 strangling her w/ a nylon cord.On Jan.27, 2000 he was sentenced to 36-53 months for manslaughter & 21-26 months for possession of child pornography.On Feb.20, 2002, 2 weeks b4 his release,he suffered a heart attack+died http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Sharon_Lopatka
Sharon Lopatka, from Hampstead, Maryland, USA, advertised online for a partner willing to torture and kill her for their mutual sexual gratification. She finally found Robert Frederick Glass; more than willing to fulfill her fantasy. They exchanged many messages, culminating in their meeting in North Carolina. Glass tortured her for several days before strangling her with a nylon cord. He was later convicted of voluntary manslaughter and possession of child pornography.
10 Truly Bizarre Deaths - Listverse
At Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, legends of Inez have been numerous. One story is that she died of tuberculosis. Another states she died when struck by lightning during a picnic or when locked outside during a thunderstorm. From this legend came the story that the statue disappears during thunderstorms because Inez is so afraid of them. At least one employee has reportedly ran from the cemetery terrified when he found the glass case surrounding the statue empty!
Inez Clarke (1873 - 1880) - Find A Grave Memorial
The wrecked remains of James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder "Little Bastard" lie in the garage of a repair shop in Paso Robles, California. The car that hit him is in the back center. The 24-year-old film star was killed on the evening of September 30th when his car collided with a college student's automobile at an intersection 28 miles east of Paso Robles.
Personalizing a funeral: Instead of spreading flower petals, family friends decorated this nurse's casket with band aids that they wrote a little message on. What a sweet way to honor all the healing she brought to others!
Museum staff cleaning elephant skin in the American Museum of Natural History, 1933
AMNH: Picturing the Museum
Wounded Knee. The Indians that were killed lay frozen. When a photographer rolled the frozen body over to take a picture, this was the result. To date, the Sioux have never released the land to the US. It is sacred to them. The unclaimed money is worth more than 600 million today!
The Wounded Knee Massacre - December 1890
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.
When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings.
Amazing World: Chimp Died Of Heart Failure
That'd be a funny baby shower gag gift. The parents would have to really understand your humor though and you better have the real gift handy.
Radiation is pretty scary…
Standing post mortems are an urban legend. Stands were used to steady people for long exposure times used in photography at that time. It's impossible to prop up a dead person in this fashion! The stand couldn't hold up that much 'dead weight', the mouth would hang open, and the head and limbs would flop down. Could a person even hold up a dead child and have her look natural? No, and a stand can't do it either!
Patient suitcases in Tennessee's Bolivar State Hospital. Photo: Christoper Payne.
Oh Knit!: February 2011
Mortuary Bag No. 41 The mortuary bag on display was used to identify and safeguard the personal effects of Titanic victim Edmund Stone, Body No. 41. Stone was a 33 year old First Class bedroom Steward from Southampton. His body was found by the Halifax cable ship Mackay-Bennett and buried at sea.
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The Queen's hidden cousins: They were banished to an asylum in 1941 and left neglected now an intriguing documentary reveals all. Nerissa (pictured) was born in 1919, and Katherine in 1926 - their father was John Bowes-Lyon, one of the Queen Mother's older brothers