TIL that in the 19th century, French doctor Louis Auzoux created papier-mâché models of the human body. Bodies of hanged murderers served as models for dr Auzoux, which is why his models have a head tilting forward (from the noose) and an erect penis (pressure on the cerebellum caused by the noose)

Read more: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/models/dr-auzouxs-papier-mache-models

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  1. “Dr. Auzoux, these models are brilliant. The attention to detail is astounding.”

    “Oui, oui, merci”

    “I have only one question.”

    “Oui?”

    “I can’t help but notice every single one of your models has a gigantic boner. Is that because of the increased cerebellar pressure the decedents experience while in the noose?”

    “Erm, yes. Increased cerefeller whosawhatsits. And nothing else.”

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