Wednesday, November 24, 2010

S**t You Don't Know - 15

The novelist Sir Walter Scott liked to break the ice at parties by introducing dinner guests to his novelty salt shaker, which was made from the fourth cervical vertebra of Charles I. The relic had been stolen by a surgeon during an autopsy on the royal corpse when Charles's long lost coffin was rediscovered at Windsor Castle in 1813. Scott kept it on the dinning table for thirty years until Queen Victoria got to hear about it. She was distinctly unamused and ordered that it be returned to St. George's chapel.


  1. Gotta be honest, this one's a little weak, dude. You're better than this.

  2. Dude had someone's stolen body part and used it as a salt shaker. I think this may be one of the more messed up ones.