Description.. The head of Diogo Alves (1810-1841), one of the most famous portuguese serial-killers and one of the last criminals to be sentenced to death in Po
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Description.. The head of Diogo Alves (1810-1841), one of the most famous portuguese serial-killers and one of the last criminals to be sentenced to death in Po

The head of Diogo Alves (1810-1841), one of the most famous portuguese serial-killers and one of the last criminals to be sentenced to death in Portugal. He would kill his victims by attacking them at the top of the Águas Livres Aqueduct, in Lisbon, and throwing them off of it - a 65m (213 feet) fall to their death.

Sources from 1837 say he killed more than 70 people.

Initially seen as a rather strange suicide spree, Alves method was given away when he killed 4 people from the same family.

He was hung and his head was kept in formol so his condition (his “evil nature") could be studied.

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Submitted: 07/13/2013
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#1 - outlastgaming (07/13/2013) [-]
"We suspected nothing when the first three members of the family committed suicide within the space of three days, but when on the forth day the 1 year old baby jumped off the same cliff... Well, let's just say some of us started getting a little suspicious."
#46 to #1 - momofo (07/14/2013) [-]
Please tell me you guys are noticing this guys arm! I'm slightly very stupid and I don't know if that's part of the joke. HELP ME UNDERSTAND
#67 to #46 - davidteninch ONLINE (07/14/2013) [-]
Not even the TARDIS isn't allowing me to figure out what you're saying.
Not even the TARDIS isn't allowing me to figure out what you're saying.
#76 to #67 - momofo (07/14/2013) [-]
I'm talking about the cop's arms they're freaking huge.
User avatar #72 to #67 - lolme (07/14/2013) [-]
Because Tardis isn't afraid of anything.
User avatar #74 to #72 - davidteninch ONLINE (07/14/2013) [-]
God dang it, I typed it as "is" then changed it. Stupid me.
User avatar #92 to #67 - hydraetis (07/14/2013) [-]
He was bringing very confusing and unrelated attention to the cop's arms in the picture, which I will admit do somehow look very out of place.
#69 to #1 - kez (07/14/2013) [-]
If you thought a son commited suicide, then both the parents commited suicide. You could easily reason that as they were just depressed as **** at losing their kid.
#51 - pronak (07/14/2013) [-]
I'm not even sorry.
#8 - deansmachine (07/14/2013) [-]
This is only the beginning
#33 to #8 - teratorn (07/14/2013) [-]
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#19 - grandmabetty (07/14/2013) [-]
What the **** are you looking at
User avatar #90 to #19 - frets ONLINE (07/14/2013) [-]
Correction: "Que porra você está olhando?"

y'know, since he's portugeuse
#97 to #90 - anon (07/14/2013) [-]
That's Brazilian Portuguese sir. A correct Portuguese gentleman would say:

"Tas a olhar pra' quem caralho?"
User avatar #4 - darkseidrules (07/14/2013) [-]
I was just waiting for this to be a gif and his eyes to look up at you. That would be legit scary as hell.
#5 to #4 - ncsutroll (07/14/2013) [-]
same..
#2 - madcore (07/14/2013) [-]
Really? Nobody do a Futurama joke?
User avatar #44 - bloodofthedragon (07/14/2013) [-]
Clearly the lack of eyebrows is what makes a man crazy. There is no other explanation.
#71 - petak (07/14/2013) [-]
Diogo's fw
#53 - EpicNerd (07/14/2013) [-]
What came to mind.
User avatar #68 to #53 - vanoreo (07/14/2013) [-]
it all did come to mind
User avatar #85 to #53 - xDann (07/14/2013) [-]
Beat me to it
#77 - creepyeevee (07/14/2013) [-]
I thought it was one of those cakes with a photo on them. then I read the description
User avatar #21 - pockyrin (07/14/2013) [-]
Wow he looks so normal, by which I mean I expected people from the 1800s to look slightly different, not sure why.
User avatar #57 to #21 - RyoBullet (07/14/2013) [-]
I believe typically, at least if you go back a couple more centuries, there would be slight differences between people. Only slight though... Though more due to the reason of modern medicines and procedures compared to back then
#30 - blockheadboy (07/14/2013) [-]
Thats creepy as ****
#34 to #30 - dumbasshunter (07/14/2013) [-]
you do know who that is right? i cant remember his name but he is a rapist with dwarfism AND down syndrome.....
#36 to #34 - blockheadboy (07/14/2013) [-]
His name is Brian peppers and he has neither of those. Boomknowledge.jpg
#42 to #36 - trickytrickster ONLINE (07/14/2013) [-]
www.snopes.com/photos/people/peppers.asp

Actually...he was arrested for unwilling sexual contact and was a sex offender. He died in 2012.
User avatar #87 to #42 - Grom (07/14/2013) [-]
but... how'd his eye get ****** up?
#102 to #87 - trickytrickster ONLINE (07/14/2013) [-]
It's a genetic thing. It isn't down syndrome like the one poster implied, some other genetic disorder.
#73 - darthsanti (07/14/2013) [-]
PD: The only purpose of the preservation of the head is for us to write **** on its picture.
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#103 - fromtheinternet (07/15/2013) [-]
I really hope people get this reference
#106 to #103 - DannyDanger (07/16/2013) [-]
H2O? Comin' right up.
#107 to #103 - jetmint (07/20/2013) [-]
This comment made my day
This comment made my day
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