• William Burke, who killed with his partner 16 persons and
sold their bodies for use as specimens in anatomy classes of
Edinburgh Medical School, was hanged and his corpse was
publicly dissected and preserved in the anatomical museum
of the same school.
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    • "DISSECT HIS DICK! HE KlLLED MY MOM! CUT HIS DICK OFFFFFF"
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    • “What’s science without the consequence of death” -GLaDOs
      AcidHead 26 jul
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    • It's what he would've wanted
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    • Ye olde 4channer
      th0g 25 jul
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    • Punishment fits the crime
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    • They made a awesome movie with simon pegg about this guy called Burke and Hare. It's murdering fun to watch.
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    • How many bodies did it take before the staff went “Ya know, maybe the dude selling us body after body isn’t a great guy??”
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    • What a mad lad
      1ForYou 26 jul
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    • For science
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    • And so his story comes full circle
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    • Look up Burke and haire absolute mad lads, u won’t regret it
      Tots 26 jul
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    • he looks like the kinda dude that would pull that shit honestly
      Kasagure 26 jul
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    • Why is it persons and not people.
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    • _Christ_ 28 jul
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    • Ever notice how all these old skulls have straight teeth but no one had braces back then?
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    • True justice
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    • Why did his partner's parent name them 16 persons?
      Dpicklz 26 jul
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    • Absolute madlads
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    • You just gave him his end goal for free.
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    • Why can’t we still do this shit?
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    • The circle of death is complete.
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    • Theres an episode of lore about this
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    • Hell yeah he was hung
      Jungler 28 jul
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    • Kinky
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    • We should start doing this again
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    • Check out the Mad Lad episode by Count Dankula on YouTube. Pretty interesting.
      SCP_4999 26 jul
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    • I don’t think post mortem punishment is very effective.
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    • People you illiterate shit
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    • What about his partner???
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    • Someone rp this with me, I'll be the hot woman that finds out about his partner and him and anyone else can be him and his friend trying to murder and fuck me
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    • Was his parter's name '16 persons'? Very interesting...
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      MacauliflowerCulkin 26 jul
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    • Great historical horror/drama about them in the second season of “Lore” on Amazon
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    • run on fucking sentence
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    • Somebody socked his teeth out lmao
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    • “Persons”
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    • Seems like a light punishment they should’ve put that mf in acid vat
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    • Didn’t they also supposedly make a purse out of either his or his partner’s skin?
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    • Yo. Rewrite this sentence until it makes sense.
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    • "16 persons"
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    • Why does that name sound so familiar?
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    • Lmao get rekt
      Mad_Laden 29 jul
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    • Jschlatt lookin ass
      Ya_Yeet_ 29 jul
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    • Burke and Hare, really funny movie about this
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    • As a Burke, I am both ashamed and proud.
      hooyahman 29 jul
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    • Pieces of his skin were also turned into a leather pocketbook.
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    • Thats why you dig up corpses. Not fucking make them.
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    • Theres a Lore podcast about this mofo
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    • My high school science teachers name was “Dr. Burke”
      __Shut__ 28 jul
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    • count dankula squad
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    • Meanwhile the medical school's just like hey, free bodies
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    • Wasn’t this made into a Simon Pegg movie?
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    • "And this was the dude that gave us a full 17 skeletons
      Kiriyo 28 jul
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    • Fun fact- this is where the term Burking originated
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    • Watch count dankulas video
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    • Watch Burke And Hare, it has Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, and Tom Wilkinson. Christopher Lee makes a cameo too. It’s a pretty fun film about the guy in this meme. Dark comedy.
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    • Does that tag say Irish (Wild)
      NLeander 27 jul
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    • If ur
      Vulpini 27 jul
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    • Uno reverse
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    • Public dissection? Who decided to attend?
      moto213 27 jul
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    • Hung
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    • Body for body
      BlkBon 27 jul
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    • There's an episode for this on Amazon. I think is called "Lore". These guys were terrible! They had fun doing evil.
      OldGeezer 27 jul
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    • Poetic justice
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    • Ironic
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    • Count Dankula made a Mad Lads video on them
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    • Search on youtube Absolute Mad Lads Burke and Hare. Count dankulas Absolute Mad Lads series is the tits and this was a good episode.
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    • What a mad lad
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    • Isnt hanging effective by breaking the neck? Wouldn't the vertebra in his neck be damaged? That skeleton doesnt look like it was hung, it looks like he was shot in the mouth
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    • Cool as fuck
      Fungus69 27 jul
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    • That school probably haunted as fuck
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    • Fucking metal
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    • Will Burke is also the name of the guy who made gorefield im pretty sure
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    • live by the anatomy, die by the anatomy
      Hackzorer 27 jul
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    • Absolute madlad ;)
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    • Now he haunts the school
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    • H.H. Holmes.
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    • Simple history
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    • You know, there are alot of people that need this done to them
      Uger 27 jul
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    • 🎵 I’m Knox, a famous surgeon, and I earn my daily bread, by studying cadavers, which are bodies not long dead
      Smiley256 27 jul
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    • The medical school: I’m playing both sides so I come out on top
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    • There’s the movie Burke and Hare, with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis which makes it more into a comedy and then there’s an episode about it in the show Lore on Amazon. The episode is more historical
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    • i literally watched the lore episode about this today
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    • Why is nobody talking about The burke and hare film with Simon pegg tha god
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    • I watch them on mad lads
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    • Was a funny movie too
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    • Ironic.
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    • And this, is LORE
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    • Mad lads
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    • “Man, you guys sure do have a lot of bodies, huh? Uh... what, uh... hmm...”
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    • Now that's a movie i'de watch
      InTheGnar 26 jul
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    • I’m William Burke and can confirm
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    • why does he look like jschlatt
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    • William Burke is also that dude who does the creepy Garfield drawings
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    • What goes around must come around
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    • Did the school ever wonder where this dude randomly got like 16 dead bodies from..?
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    • Only Mr.Burke I care about is the one that wants to blow up megaton
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    • That’s an F in the chat
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