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The Strange Case of Jeremy Bentham

Upon his request in a detailed letter attached to his will, the body of British philosopher Jeremy Bentham was dissected and preserved after his death in 1832 by his disciple Thomas Southwood Smith. The head and skeleton were placed in a wooden cabinet Bentham called the "Auto-icon." The skeleton was dressed in Bentham's clothes and padded with hay. The Auto-icon was intended to incorporate Bentham's actual head, mummified to resemble its appearance in life. However, Southwood Smith's ...


This quote does a great job of illustrating why people are vegetarians. "Vegetarian...Because compassion tastes better."

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I Hung Out With Jeremy Bentham's Severed Head And This Is What I Learned

He looks better than he smells, but that's severed heads for you. Warning: a bunch of pictures of a dead head.

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Panopticon Prison - Inside of the "Koepelgevangenis" (Dome or Panopticon Prison") in Arnhem, the Netherlands.