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wapo 2 6 07Washington Post, February 6, 1907. As we’ll see, med school high jinks involving dead human body parts were common enough to be a source of ‘noise’ that routinely interfered with vital police work. Although another way of looking at it is that med school pranks gave police a useful way to explain away hard-to-solve homicides.

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  1. I’m so confused. In this article, pushing a body out a window was described as “canny”, but nailing a hand to a pole is “an uncanny joke”? What exactly are the qualifying criteria for a prank to be considered canny?

  2. Same thought occurred to me. I was wondering whether that “Canny” was a typo.


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