When Dead Bodies Become Dangerous

Concerned about grave robbers, the coffin torpedo was invented.

It worked according to the Stark County Democrat, a newspaper in Ohio.

On January 17, 1881, would be body snatchers found out about the effectiveness of a coffin torpedo.

The man nearest to the coffin died during the explosion, while the second man suffered a broken leg.

The third man, the lookout, was far enough away to not be injured.


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