Wednesday, December 3, 2014

News: Nearly 100 Brains Missing From The University Of Texas

Insert your own UT or zombie joke here.
Nearly 100 Brains Missing From The University Of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin has lost track of about 100 jars of brains, possibly including that of Charles Whitman, the ex-Marine sniper who killed and wounded dozens of people from a campus clock tower nearly 50 years ago, according to school officials and local media.

The university's Animal Resources Center originally received the missing organs in 1986 from the Austin State Hospital, formerly known as the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, under a "temporary possession" agreement.

The specimens, originally assembled by Dr. Coleman de Chenar, a resident pathologist at ASH, were to be used by UT as a teaching tool in its psychology lab.

The missing organs, which represent about half of the university's collection, had been stored in jars of formaldehyde in a basement because the lab did not have enough room for all of them, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

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  1. Brains in jars will always make me think of "Abby Normal" from the movie Young Frankenstein. :-)

  2. All of the politicians came back to reclaim them but it still won't work.



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