Old Sparky


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Old Sparky

A generic, ghoulishly facetious name for any electric chair used in capital punishment. See Capital punishment. Cf Hangman's fracture.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"After the second jolt, their head was smoking." The "Old Sparky" display also includes a control panel replica, the mask worn by prisoners and a vintage telephone, presumably for receiving last-minute reprieves from the governor.
24, 1989, Bundy met his fate at Florida state prison where he was put to death in the morning in an electric chair sometimes known as "Old Sparky" according to his (http://www.biography.com/people/ted-bundy-9231165) biography . 
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Executions were stayed so that they would not conflict with the show, which was performed in an auditorium 50 yards from Old Sparky, the state's electric chair.
Supporters envision thousands of tourists streaming ''up the river'' from New York to see artifacts including ''Old Sparky,'' as the chair was known; a metal ''head cage'' used when prisoners were transported; and a display of prisoners' weapons, from axes made in metal shop to shivs fashioned from plastic forks.
The question being asked: should we bring back the electric chair, Old Sparky, and fry evil-doers?
And check out also the bouncy bop of Old Sparky. It's like Busted but all grown-up.
Riled by Tom Huddlestone's controversial strike for Tottenham last weekend, poor old Sparky went through the motions again at The Hawthorns as Marc-Antoine Fortune grabbed a fortunate winner.
The 1995 FA Cup final must have been one of his best games, when he bullied the supposedly indomitable Mark Hughes for 90 minutes, but he was never quite the same player after a bad injury and, sadly for him, he is often remembered as much for an encounter with Dennis Bergkamp and a bouncing ball as he is for the one with old Sparky at Wembley.
The setting is Starke, Fla., about 25 miles southwest of Jacksonville - and 11 miles east of Florida State Prison (also known as Starke Prison), where Ted Bundy and other serial killers were executed in "Old Sparky," the prison's electric chair.
Good old Sparky objected to her appearing in lingerie and demanded his EUR50,000 engagement ring back.
The stamp is also significant as it is the only stamp issue in the world which pictures the electric chair (nicknamed "Old Sparky" by those at the prison.)