Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – The Case of the Missing Brains


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – The Case of the Missing Brains

Did you read the headline that “THE University of Texas lost over 100 brains?” Did it have to close its doors as a result?  It seems the brains in this collection were received in the 1980’s, and were preserved in jars filled with formaldehyde.  All Baby Boomers remember the smell of formaldehyde from biology class in high school.

It turns out the brains were destroyed back in 2002 according to protocols concerning biological waste because they were not suitable for research or teaching. That means rotten. But we all know where the brains really went. They are in a laboratory, in a castle, somewhere deep in Transylvania. Where wolf? There wolf!

“What was the name on the brain in this jar?”

“I don’t know. Abby something”

“You don’t know?”

“Abnormal, I think.”

 

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