10 Bizarre Uses For Human Skin


In 1876, a shoemaker in New York was experimenting with different forms of leather, including from fish and an anaconda. He then decided he needed something more “pure,” so he used human skin to craft a boot, which now sits in the Smithsonian Institute.


In 1633, French king Louis XIII created Cabinet du Roi, a private museum full of oddities. Amongst those oddities were a pair of slippers donated by a surgeon from Paris that were crafted from nothing but human skin.