One of the great myths about serial killers perpetuated by books and the movies is that they’re all criminal geniuses like Hannibal Lecter. In truth, the criminal mastermind is extremely rare. Back in the late 19th century there lived a serial murderer named Edward Rulloff, who was considered so brilliant by academics of the era that his brain was studied and put on display for many decades after. Rolloff is almost forgotten to history today, but back in the day he was considered one of the greatest criminal masterminds of his era.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_H._Rulloff

http://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rulloff-edward.htm

https://ithacavoice.com/2014/09/strange-case-edward-rulloff-1800s-ithaca-murderer-bar-namesake/

http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/34_66/62may1993/62wisbey.html

Big Head, Dark Heart: The Notorious Brain of Edward H. Rulloff

Music:

The Owl, Moon Saturday, Owl’s Secret

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

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