Getting a Leg or Two Up in Berlin
ddly, I’m more puzzled by this story now, more than ever. When I first read the story of the headless corpse found in Berlin, I barely slowed down reading. But as the story developed, it became more intriguing.
Berlin authorities have arrested a suspect after the headless body of a man was found in a Schöneberg district apartment, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Monday.
has now developed into this…
A supposedly headless corpse discovered in Berlin’s Schöneberg district was actually missing its legs, Der Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday.
A Rembrandtstraße apartment tenant had apparently let friends stay in his home while he was away in Poland, according to the newspaper. He returned from his journey on Sunday night to find one his guests sitting next to the mangled corpse, which had apparently been there for some days.
Why am I more puzzled over police finding a legless corpse than one finding a headless one? 1. There are two legs and they bend twice – at the knee and at the foot. 2. Most bodies only have one head with no bendy parts. 3. Legs are heavy.
If you Google ™ search “headless corpse” all kinds of stories and images come up. Not just Halloween related – formerly real people are headed-off in all directions. Who said it was hard to get ahead? Getting head – now that’s hard – OK, I’ll stop.
And then there’s this. Who the hell can’t tell a headless body from a legless one? OK, “badly mangled” I get that part, but c’mon! Maybe I couldn’t tell – because I would be busy puking on my shoes, but a cop? or a coroner? Don’t they have CSI – Berlin? The story doesn’t mention if it was male or female which raises the other anatomy question. Either is was a well hung guy and they mistook his Johnson for his neck, or it was a rather loose woman and they mistook her vajayjay for… what?
But back to the legs. Why would a person want the longest limbs on the body with two bendy parts each? I just can’t figure this out. You can do lots of cool things with noggin. But legs?
Do you have any ideas?
It’s supposed to be a lovely weekend, I may have to go leglifting.
I think I’d be worried about the house guest sitting next to the mangled body. Especially if the guest were wild-eyed and holding a chain saw.
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@Catch Her in the Wry: Yeah! What IS up with that? I wish I read German, Babelfish just doesn’t translate this kind of stuff very well.