It’s “that” time of year again next month.. I wonder what you’re all dressing up like…
JACK THE RIPPER IDENTITY FINALLY REVEALED AFTER 126 YEARS THANKS TO DNA EVIDENCE
DNA evidence has uncovered the identity of Jack The Ripper, and it’s none of the romantic suspects – such as the Queen’s surgeon Sir William Gull, or artist Walter Sickert.
The most infamous serial killer in history has been identified as a relatively underwhelming Polish madman called Aaron Kosminski, who was committed to a mental asylum at the height of the Ripper hysteria.
Kosminski was actually a suspect at the time of the murders, even named by Chief Inspector Donald Swanson in notes the policemen made, but as the myth and legend of the murders grew over more than 125 years, so too did the list of more fanciful suspects.
The breakthrough came when a scientist, using cutting-edge technology, matched DNA evidence on a shawl found at one of the crime scenes with descendants of Kosminski.
Dr Jari Louhelainen, a Finnish expert in historic DNA, was brought in to study a shawl found with Catherine Eddowes, the second-last ‘confirmed’ victim of the Ripper, whose body was discovered in Mitre Square on September 30.
Dr Louhelainen is quoted as saying: ‘It has taken a great deal of hard work, using cutting-edge scientific techniques which would not have been possible five years ago.
‘Once I had the profile, I could compare it to that of the female descendant of Kosminski’s sister, who had given us a sample of her DNA swabbed from inside her mouth.
‘The first strand of DNA showed a 99.2 per cent match, as the analysis instrument could not determine the sequence of the missing 0.8 per cent fragment of DNA. On testing the second strand, we achieved a perfect 100 per cent match.’
so it wasn’t madam red and grell after all
Well, that’s a let-down. A bad-ass female doctor and a flamboyant grim reaper is WAY more fun.
Rin speaking English!!! Haruka trying to understand! Omg XD now we all knows someday, Rin can speak to us! O//.///o
THIS IS SO FUCKINGG SURREAL LISTENING TO AUSTRALIAN ACCENTS IN ANIME WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT IM HAVIG AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE HERE THIS TOOK ME SO OFF GUARD. I DIDNT EXPECT THEM TO GET ACTUAL AUSTRALIANS TO VOICE ACT THOSE PEOPLE I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT I EXPECTED. THIS IS SO WEIRD.
THIS IS VERY EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. YOU DONT EVEN KNOW HOW AMAZING IT FEELS TO HAVE ENGLISH IN A JAPANESE ANIME AND HEAR YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER SPEAK ENGLISH ON THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF ANOTHER VOICE ACTOR AND IF IT IS ANOTHER VOICE ACTOR DONT TELL ME BECAUSE I AM ALREADY TOO HYPED DO NOT DEFLATE ME.
Kuroshitsuji Ikebukuro Animate Exhibit: Garden of Recollections
This is the second or third Exhibition I’ve been to at the Ikebukuro store, but this was the first to charge admission. It was 800 yen for a ticket, or 2800 if you wanted a limited edition pouch. It wasn’t nearly as impressive as the Gengaten, but it was a fun trip back through the Circus Arc.
They had a lot of props and character cut outs, including that bloody table and creepy doll parts. I found a framed dedication to Will’s suit, though unfortunately there was no life size replication. Ah, and the asthma shot. So many priceless memories.
Goods Pictured: Book of Pouch, Towel, Ribbon Charm Strap, Ribbon Turban, Tokuten Photo Prints (Ciel & Sebastian)