Friday, November 28, 2014

Useless Information

Did you know:
When the Panama Canal was being built people were dying so fast, at an average of 500 per day from malaria and other diseases they ran out of graves.
So the French bought 55 gallon drums from Cuba, put the dead bodies in the barrels and sold them throughout Europe as medical cadavers which in turn helped pay for the digging of the canal.


OrbsCorbs said...

That's gruesome.

Toad said...

Good planning though, and perhaps saved lives with the medical training?

kkdither said...

That was one fact I could have done without. E-yuck.

OKIE said...

Apparently I am speechless,as I cannot think of a thing to say.

OrbsCorbs said...

Did they fill the barrels with formaldehyde? What about family members? Didn't they want their deceased?

Cadaver in a Can.