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Bentham, with his head at his feet. (Cult of Weird) 0

Corpse of Bentham Publicly Dissected by Pals, Taken to Parties

Corpse of Bentham Publicly Dissected by Pals, Taken to Parties The next time your friend asks you for an annoying favor, be glad that friend isn’t the late British philosopher Jeremy Bentham. In a story resembling a cheesy 80’s movie starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman, Bentham’s dying wish was to be publicly dissected by his friends and taken about town. Bentham, who died in 1832 at age 84, wanted his buddies to dress his skeleton in his own clothes, topped off with his mummified head so that they could then escort his corpse to collegiate meetings and social gatherings....