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Serial Killer Or Cereal Inventor?

You might not have thought of it before, but serial killers and cereal inventors actually have quite a lot of similarities. Well. They LOOK similar, at least. If you want to see how killers looked (and were caught) in the 1880s check out Ripper Street, premiering Saturday, January 19th at 9/8c only on BBC America.

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  1. 1. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
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    Cereal Inventor!

    Edward Elsworth backed a variety of cereals, but his biggest one was "Force," a cereal popular in early twentieth-century Britain.

  2. 2. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor!

    James Caleb Jackson was the man behind "granula," the first manufactured breakfast cereal.

  3. 3. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Serial Killer!

    Albert Fish went by many names when he started killing in 1920--"the Brooklyn Vampire," "the Werewolf of Hysteria," and "the Boogey Man," for starters. He liked to slay his victims starting with castration.

  4. 4. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor!

    Will Keith Kellogg was one of two Kellogg brothers founded... Kellogg. (In case you couldn't put that one together.)

  5. 5. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor
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    Serial Killer!

    John Haigh was known as the "Acid Bath Murderer," because, well, he liked killing his victims by dumping them in an acid bath.

  6. 6. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor!

    John Harvey Kellogg was the OTHER brother who founded Kellogg.

  7. 7. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
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    Serial Killer!

    Paul Bernardo, along with his wife, Karla Homoka, were serial rapists and murderers up in Canada in the late-1980s and early-90s.

  8. 8. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
    Cereal Inventor
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    Serial Killer!

    H.H. Holmes, or "Dr. Henry Howard Holmes," is widely considered America's first serial killer. So. Good job! In 1894, he confessed to 27 murders, though the count could be as high as 200.

  9. 9. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
    Cereal Inventor
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    Cereal Inventor!

    This creepy-looking fellow was known as C.W. Post. And yeah, he started Post cereals.

  10. 10. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Serial Killer!

    Archibald Hall was a British serial killer who was a servant to various members of the British aristocracy, earning him the moniker of "Killer Butler."

  11. 11. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
    Cereal Inventor
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    Cereal Inventor!

    Robert Stuart was the son of John Stuart, and together they were founding members of what became Quaker Oats.

  12. 12. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

    Serial Killer
    Cereal Inventor
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    Serial Killer!

    Oh shoot! It's ol Albert Fish again!

  13. 13. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor
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    Cereal Inventor!

    Cadwallader C. Washburn acquired the Minneapolis Milling Company, hired his brother, and turned it into what would become General Mills.

  14. 14. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Serial Killer!

    Harold Shipman was an English doctor and is believed to be the most prolific killer in history, having more than 250 murders positively traced to his name. Being a doctor, his most common tactic was to pump his "patients" full of morphine until they overdosed and died. His victims were generally older, and he often would steal money from them as well.

  15. 15. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor!

    William D. Washburn was--you guessed it!--Cadwallader's brother and co-founder of General Mills.

  16. 16. Serial Killer or Cereal Inventor?

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    Cereal Inventor
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    Serial Killer!

    "The Vampire of Dusseldorf," Peter Kurten, was a German serial killer who often sexually assaulted and then murdered his victims. Fritz Lang's famous film, M, is said to be based on him.

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Now that you can identify serial killers from cereal inventors, you’re ready to watch BBC America’s new crime drama, Ripper Street, premiering Saturday, January 19 at 9/8c. Set in 1889’s London, Ripper Street follows the aftermath of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.

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