Forensic medicine museum, Thailand

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Science museums have space rockets. Natural history museums have dinosaur skeletons. Songkran Niyomsane Forensic Medicine Museum has the bloodied t-shirt from someone stabbed to death with a dildo, along with the murder weapon.

This morbid attraction is hidden inside a Bangkok hospital, along with five other museums. It begins with a row of photos showing fatalities caused by cars, motorbikes, guns and axes, with the remaining skulls or associated body parts in a glass case below.

Beyond the pickling jars filled with diseased organs are the leathery cadavers of executed murderers. These include the corpse of Si Quey, the infamous Chinese serial killer who suffocated children and ate their livers. It’s hardly surprising that the museum lacks its own restaurant.

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