This week, we talk about serial marrier and murderer Tillie Klimek, a woman who just couldn't hold in her murderousness, and some men who just couldn't hold their arsenic. Tillie Klimek is a lesson in how not to act while your husband is dying, both to avoid suspicion and to be a decent human being.
Plus! Super weird tornado tales, more life insurance shenanigans, and truly nonsensical measurement systems.
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