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Americas First Serial Killer Infographic

A cool infographic on the life of Americas first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. A man that killed to collect on life insurance policies.

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by yak

submitted August 5th 2011

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Americas First Serial Killer Infographic
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comments (54)
thats interesting but i doubt he was really the first serial killer in america
6 years ago
says he started in 1878. it's odd to think there was 100 years (give or take) where no one murdered strings of people.
6 years ago
depends really what you consider as a serial killer
murdering strings of people is just a mass murderer not really a serial killer
6 years ago
that being said... there may have been other serial killers in america... its not like it was very civilized tho back then to really be able to tell
6 years ago
Wiki gives a head count of +3 over a month qualifies you as a serial killer.
6 years ago
by wiki you mean??
are you talking about wikipedia?
because thats a wiki.. or are you talking about some other wiki on another site?

6 years ago
that's a bullshit arbitrary definition. disregard.
6 years ago
to me 3 killings in a row sounds just like someone who has a bad day....
you kill someone... get spotted by two people... kill them so you don't go to jail and blam you are a serial killer? i think not
6 years ago
i think if it were only 3 killings to become a 'serial killer' every user on this site would be one...
6 years ago
giving the title 'serial killer' a list of prerequisites is just like laying out a challenge. i know a good few users here who would damn sure try if they knew what they had to do.
6 years ago
all im saying is 3 killings is a pretty fucking low bar to become a serial killer is all....
you cant even expect the person to really get into their serial killing 'groove' by that time...
6 years ago
the term 'serial killer' was first used around 100 years ago. any collection of murders was not recognised before then.
Serial killing in not in numbers but in the manner of killings.
6 years ago
that too. one crime of passion can turn into multiple murders. you'd have to plan 3 separate killings.
6 years ago
you don't know shit about anybody on here, stop acting like it.
6 years ago
let's fuck.
6 years ago
not even with your daddys dick...
6 years ago
praying mantises are an interesting pet.
6 years ago
you 2 should share urinals
6 years ago
only if you watch...
6 years ago
so homo!
6 years ago
jesus.
6 years ago
aww yak, you killed my hard-on.
6 years ago
off topic: I do have praying mantises. One's named Euripides, the other is Casper. I love them.
6 years ago
there's a joke about mantits somewhere in there....
6 years ago
It would help if Alec could actually give the proper definition from wiki. "3 or more in a period of more than a month"

Further readings: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/serial-murder/serial-murder-1#two
6 years ago
from what wiki... again............
you do realize if you are attempting to shorten wikipedia's name to wiki.... it doesn't work... at all.....
a wiki is what it is.... just like wikileaks.... or any other wiki.....
if i could murder you both right now that would put me well on my way to be a serial killer tho.. so thats a bonus
6 years ago
For those unwilling/unable to read that: "Serial Murder: The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events."

-from the FBI's behavioral analysis unit.
6 years ago
wikipedia... there is no serial killer wiki that I'm aware of.
6 years ago
Wiki means Wikipedia and it has for a long time.
6 years ago
I concur..screw you yak for needing clarification you toolbag.
6 years ago
wiki actually does not mean wikipedia
wiki is the format in which wikipedia is made and it makes you sound dumb trying to shorten it to that.. its like calling the internet the internets
6 years ago
and i believe alec agreeing kind of cements the fact that you are wrong.
6 years ago
that's a silly comparison..
6 years ago
You can go tech geek on us if you like, but in common usage Wiki means Wikipedia. That is a fact of life. Has been for years and I've used it and seen it used hundreds and hundreds of times. Yours is the first comment I've ever seen saying otherwise.

6 years ago
Wiki (disambiguation)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A wiki (or wiki wiki) is a collaborative website. Wiki or wiki wiki may also refer to the following:

In technology

* WikiWikiWeb, the original wiki website, and originator of the word "wiki"
* Wiki software, software used to run a wiki website
* Wikipedia, a wiki encyclopedia sometimes referred to as "wiki"
6 years ago
Please note the third item under In Technology. Thanks.
6 years ago
First item.
6 years ago
its ok for you guys to continue being wrong...
i prefer to use the proper terms for things instead of calling things something that is wrong..
just like i don't call searching the internet 'googling'
because its not...
its probably because i know more about technology than all of you calling wikipedia 'wiki' that i dont call it that.. and im ok with that.. apparently you are not ok with being wrong.. and thats your issue :P
6 years ago
perhaps you should go edit wiki
and by that i mean starwarswiki
or go look at wiki
and by that i mean wikileaks
or perhaps take a look at wiki
and by that i mean the github wiki
fucking tards ;/
6 years ago
I just quoted Wiki to prove you wrong, buddy.

"Wiki may also refer to ...Wikipedia, a wiki encyclopedia sometimes referred to as "wiki".

That's pretty clear I think.
6 years ago
It seems you are the one with the issue, fucking tard.
6 years ago
Another quote from Wiki:

Google (disambiguation)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Google is an Internet company and brand.

Google(s) or Googel may also refer to:

* Google (verb), a colloquial word meaning "to search for with the Google search engine"
6 years ago
it seems to me that "wiki" and "google" used in terms you're trying to defend are just slang ways of doing it, and that doesn't mean it's "right". wikis can be edited by anyone... even uneducated idiots... so their information isn't always accurate and you can't use them in important things like theses etc. so using wikipedia to defend yourself is kind of a stupid circle you're going in.
6 years ago
Spam nigger(disambiguation)

From PussyHands, the master of the internet

Spam nigger refers to all internet postings made by HankChinaski

*Spam nigger (verb), a colloquial word meaning Hank is a faggot.
6 years ago
Are saying it's slang, therefore it's wrong? Lol. Slang isn't necessarily wrong even if you knew what you were talking about and this was in fact slang. It's more like a colloquialism, and Yak there is trying to play the Jargon card. Jargon doesn't trump colloquial language or vice versa. They are just used in different contexts. In this context, a community forum, colloquial language is by far the more useful and appropriate. If I was on some tech geek site where saying "wiki" would cause consternation I would add the appropriate designating prefix, analrape-wiki for example. On the intrawebs, and off, the colloqiual terms are much more commonly understood, and therefore more useful.

Also, I might add, attacking Wiki's credibilty without showing just where they are wrong or suggesting some other source is a weak retort.

6 years ago
And, I would also like to say that the people who try to play language nazi are usually the ones who understand the least about language/linguistics in general.
6 years ago
how the fuck did this thread get from something cool like serial killers to something completely lame? you people could fuck up a county fair
6 years ago
typical hank dw.. typical hank :P
6 years ago
Right. You weren't the one playing language nazi? I used Wiki's own self-description to prove you wrong and still you can't admit it. Lol, typical Yak, dw...typical Yak.

I suppose, in the manner of Wiki, shortening MuchoSucko to just Mucho would be "wrong" according to Yak's rules of how he wishes the world was.
6 years ago
someone get this guy a nappy
6 years ago
Says the guy who resorts to childish insults instead of being an adult and admitting he's wrong. Well played, my wittle googy poogy schmoogy yacky poo.
6 years ago
oh yea... this is that guy with the murder house... lol... i wish our house had trap doors and shit
6 years ago
it hasn't?
6 years ago
"Murder Castle" is one hell of a name for your house.
6 years ago
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