Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Strange But True


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 P.T.

P.T.

  • Members
  • 15 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:In front of my comp. Like U ;-)
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:29 AM

Some of nation's best libraries have books bound in human skin

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Brown University's library boasts an unusual anatomy book. Tanned and polished to a smooth golden brown, its cover looks and feels no different from any other fine leather. But here's its secret: the book is bound in human skin.

:thumbsup:

Read more here. Click Me!!

I have no idea what I think about this except Gross!! What do you guys think about it?

Edited by P.T., 11 January 2006 - 11:34 AM.

It's easy to get lost in thought if it's not familiar territory to you.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Pandy

Pandy

    Bleepin'


  • Members
  • 9,559 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:41 AM

OH! WOW... that is positively weird.. to think that it was not an uncommon thing in the days of yore to bind books with human skin. Hmmm now though it is not considered to be acceptable. I feel that it would be completely unacceptable to do that now. Really the more I dwell on it the more I want to... not dwell on it. That is just unreal to think of now.

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

~ Benjamin Franklin

I am a Bleeping Computer fan! Are you?

Facebook

Follow us on Twitter


#3 Scarlett

Scarlett

    Bleeping Diva


  • Members
  • 7,479 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:As always I'm beside myself ;)
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:42 AM

OMG :thumbsup:
That is so freaky deaky!!!

Quote below taken from above linked article.

An article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from the late 1800s "suggests that it was common, but it also indicates it wasn't talked about in polite society," Hartman said.


The most shocking part to me is that this went on in the 1800's....

*Shiver *Shudder

Edit: Thanks for the link to the "History News Network" though. :flowers:
Just the sorta stuff I like to read. I love history!

Edited by Scarlett, 11 January 2006 - 11:45 AM.

Posted Image

#4 frankie12

frankie12

  • Members
  • 941 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Michigan
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:21 PM

that is freaky and nasty! I would never touch that book. STAY AWAY!!!

#5 Heretic Monkey

Heretic Monkey

  • Members
  • 1,122 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NCSU
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:55 PM

That's pretty interesting....

Well, at least it was an anatomy book.... it lends a certain humor to the subject....

Now if it were a book on the subject of interior design........... that'd be scary....... :thumbsup:

#6 Scarlett

Scarlett

    Bleeping Diva


  • Members
  • 7,479 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:As always I'm beside myself ;)
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:59 PM

That's pretty interesting....

Well, at least it was an anatomy book.... it lends a certain humor to the subject....

An anatomy book with human skin as the cover....funny!
LMAO In a sick twisted sense of humor kinda of way. :thumbsup:

Edited by Scarlett, 11 January 2006 - 03:01 PM.

Posted Image

#7 cowsgonemadd3

cowsgonemadd3

    Feed me some spyware!


  • Banned
  • 4,557 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

I guess on there horse and buggy liscense they would check "be a skin donor to make books"....

Thats right there would be neat to see. I think it would also though be a little nasty though...

#8 Scarlett

Scarlett

    Bleeping Diva


  • Members
  • 7,479 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:As always I'm beside myself ;)
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:52 PM

I guess on there horse and buggy liscense they would check "be a skin donor to make books"....



:thumbsup:
Posted Image

#9 yano

yano

    I can see what you post!


  • Members
  • 6,469 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:04:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 10:58 PM

Creepy but true. I may have read something about that, in my health class. The book did feel kind of weird.... :thumbsup:

Edited by yano, 11 January 2006 - 10:59 PM.


#10 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,323 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 11 January 2006 - 11:19 PM

Yuck!! I'm wondering about hard and soft cover.
I can hear my kids," Hey Dad, my school books need to be covered. :thumbsup:
Did being a "thickskinned "individual make you a candidate?
I may never poreover the pages of another book.
Well, I guess you can't judge a book by it's cover ! :flowers:

This is starting to get under my skin.... :trumpet:
very interesting tho'
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#11 P.T.

P.T.
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 15 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:In front of my comp. Like U ;-)
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:55 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. :thumbsup: I had to know what others thought about this. I have to say, "I know now I'm in the right forum". You had me :flowers: with some of these. Thanks again. I'm still LMAO :trumpet:

Edited by P.T., 12 January 2006 - 04:57 AM.

It's easy to get lost in thought if it's not familiar territory to you.

#12 tallahassee lassie

tallahassee lassie

  • Members
  • 93 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Florida
  • Local time:05:06 AM

Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:11 AM

:thumbsup: :flowers: Maybe my library card should be turned back in. Imagine, I'm sure there are books in the Public Library the same way. I am not trying to give them a bad reputation. Just my little comment..Always..Marion :trumpet: :inlove:
Keep on smiling---Mare




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users