Philosopher Jeremy Bentham requested that his body be used as an anatomy lesson in a course. His skeleton was then stuffed and displayed. His head, although preserved badly, was on display until it became the subject of many student pranks and has subsequently been locked away. This is why LOST is still the shit...John Locke = Jeremy Bentham = favorite television character of ALLLL time. Philosophical Jeremy, Bentham Request, Body, Preserves Skeletons, Universe Colleges, Bentham Auto Icons, Bentham Preserves, Head, Jeremy Bentham H
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The Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle, United Kingdom. This is the skull of Joan Wytte, she was born in 1775 in Bodmin, Cornwall. She was sometimes called the “Fighting Fairy Woman” or the “Wytte (White) Witch”. Her bones were disinterred and used for séances and various pranks, then later displayed at the Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle, Cornwall. In 1990 the museum was put in the hands of Graham King, who organized a burial for the skeleton of Joan Wytte.
Creepy: King Henry IV’s partially preserved head, which was separated from its body during the French Revolution, when monarchs’ graves were desecrated.
Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."