A skeleton key (also known as a passingkey) is either a key that has been altered in such a way as to bypass the wards placed inside a warded lock or an American term for a lever or “bit” type key. The term derives from the fact that the key has been reduced to its essential parts.
The term “skeleton key”, in a more general sense, is also sometimes used in reference to a key or similar object capable of opening any lock regardless of make or type.
A través de Flickr: 1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.