Neatorama Posts Tagged "restless corpse"
How Jeremy Bentham Finally Came to America, Nearly 200 Years After His Death...

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham believed in using dead bodies for practical purposes, instead of fearing or revering them in a religious sense. When he died in 1832, he willed his body to science, directing that it be used fo...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/22/How-Jeremy-Bentham-Finally-Came-to-America-Nearly-200-Years-After-His-Death/
Tomb Raider: The Story of Saint Nicholas's Stolen Bones...

Saint Nicholas, the bishop in Asia Minor who is co...  ...miracles concerned the saints' own bodies. Their corpses would refuse to decay, exude an inexplicable ooze...  ...e manna was taken as a sign that Nicholas’s corpse was especially holy, and pilgrims began flocking...  ...alled Rest in Pieces: The Cu...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/12/16/Tomb-Raider-The-Story-of-Saint-Nicholass-Stolen-Bones/
The Long Ethical Arc of Displaying Human Remains...

People have long held a morbid curiosity about dead bodies, from public hangings to modern day exhibits like Body Worlds. Through our history, sideshows and museums alike put human remains on display, the only real diffe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/The-Long-Ethical-Arc-of-Displaying-Human-Remains/
How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze...

For about 200 years, global industry went crazy fo...  ...at mental_floss. Link contains image of Delano's corpse .

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/10/How-the-Global-Bird-Poop-Trade-Created-a-Traveling-Mummy-Craze/
The Mystery Behind the Missing Corpse of One of the Richest Men Ever

In the mid-19th century, Alexander Stewart ran a v...  ...e was unearthed by unknown persons, and Stewart's corpse was missing. Alexander Stewart made headlines i...  ...or of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses , suggested in an interview, may actually have ser...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/28/The-Mystery-Behind-the-Missing-Corpse-of-One-of-the-Richest-Men-Ever/
The Mummified Train Robber Who Became a Circus Prop...

Elmer McCurdy couldn’t catch a break, even a...  ...s finally made, but investigators had guessed the corpse ’s identity within a few days: It was Elmer...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/08/15/The-Mummified-Train-Robber-Who-Became-a-Circus-Prop/
Poor James Smithson’s Restless Corpse

The picture above is of William Henry Bishop, US C...  ...or decided to open up the coffin and check on the corpse . As if Smithson’s tale wasn’t strange...

https://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Poor-James-Smithsons-Restless-Corpse/
The Paleontologist’s Wandering Skull...

You know about the paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope. He was famous for his feud with fellow paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. Cope revealed how Marsh assembled a nonexistent dinosaur called Brontosaurus by mistaken...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/20/The-Paleontologists-Wandering-Skull/
The Macabre Romance of a Man and a Mummy...

Carl Tanzler was a German immigrant with a wife and two daughters in Zephyrhills, Florida. But when he took a job as an x-ray technician at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Key West in 1927, he called himself Count Carl von C...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/28/The-Macabre-Romance-of-a-Man-and-a-Mummy/
World's Most Famous Corpse

The following is reprinted from Uncle John'...  ...wing orders:1. The coffin containing V.I. Lenin's corpse is to be kept in a vault which should be made acc...  ...ucture, lasted 5 years) (Photo: Lenin Mausoleum) CORPSE OF ENGINEERSMeanwhile, the secret police were rou...  ...e on the job before they are allowe...

https://www.neatorama.com/2007/08/06/worlds-most-famous-corpse/
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