December 16, 1916

On This Date in! in 1916, Gregory Rasputin, the Mad Monk, who had wielded a very powerful influence over the Russian court was murdered by a group of noblemen. In their blood frenzy, they cut Rasputin’s heart from his body, and to their dismay, it would not stop beating, not matter what they did to it. They tried burning, drowning, acid, chopping, stabbing and even feeding it to a pack of wild dogs. When the dog that ate the heart started speaking to them in ancient Cyrllic, the noblemen shot the dog and encased it and the still beating heart in a block of cement. They then sailed the block of cement to the deepest parts of the Black Sea and dropped it overboard.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to December 16, 1916

  1. Just A Poe Boy says:

    A heart that keeps beating after you kill someone?

    Why does that sound so familiar? Hmmm… Why?

    I’m sure you didn’t “borrow” the idea from some writer, because that would be wrong.

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