10 Bizarre Uses For Human Skin
Calling Card Case
During the nineteenth century, William Burke and William Hare would snatch bodies from graves and sell the remains to local doctors. Together, they killed seventeen people in Scotland. Later, Burke’s body was used to create a calling card case.
In 1833 Morristown, New Jersey, Antoine LeBlanc, a French immigrant, killed three people and stole their valuables in a pillowcase. The judge ordered his body to be pulled apart after death, and the skin strips were used to craft a wallet.