Up Close & Peculiar
Today: Criminal Minds
Today we’re taking a deep dive into the minds of criminals. No, Literally. We’re gonna take a hard look at some skulls and brains. So, let’s go!
Starting with the show stopper: the half head. This once belonged to an 18th century criminal who ended up being publicly hung for his wrongdoings but his public scrutiny did not stop there! After his death, his head was removed and dissected in an attempt to find out if a criminal’s mind medically had noticeable differences. French medical students and doctors studied this brain for over 200 years!
We also have an have an x-ray of Hitler’s skull! Although this x-ray was taken for medical purposes while he was alive and not for research purposes like the French criminal, it’s kind of interesting to literally take a look inside the head of such an abhorrent human being.
There’s a million reasons why people do terrible things and unfortunately sometimes science can’t explain them. But in the meantime it is pretty interesting to take a look inside for yourself and wonder what was going through their heads.
Tell us what you think about these wild artifacts! We hope you enjoyed our criminal mind segment, straight from the Ripley’s Vault!