In a prominent advertising campaign on the internet, in German newspapers and on television, the restaurant, Flime, is appealing for willing donors and diners to become members of what it hints at being a new dining movement.
"Members declare themselves willing to donate any part of their body," the advertisement reads, adding that any resulting hospital costs will be taken on by the restaurant. They say they are also looking to employ an "open-minded surgeon".
Here's an interesting article about cancerous brains that were collected by Dr. Harvey Cushing and donated to Yale when he died in 1939. The brains were left forgotten in a basement.
In 1979, the specimens were moved from the bowels of the hospital to the basement of the medical school’s dorms. It was there that the students in the 1990s started a Brain Society — with membership extended to anyone who had the nerve to sneak into the dank basement, walk through the cluttered hall of brains and sign a poster, which now hangs in the Cushing Center.
“It was a rite of passage,” said Dr. Tara Bruce, now an obstetrician-gynecologist in Houston, who became a society member during her first year of medical school in 1994. “Everyone went to see the brains. It was surreal. I had just got to Yale and I remember thinking, ‘I guess Yale has so much great stuff that they can just shove a bunch of brains in the basement.’ ”
Sorry for the lack of updates. School starts up again this week and I have been hella busy moving into a new, recently completed classroom and getting used to the rules & routines of a new building. Updates might be sporadic over the next couple of weeks. I love teaching kindergarten, but the first 20 days are pure hell. Pray for me.
Awesome Pac-Man cupcakes! Kids would probably hate them, though, due to the lack of frosting. I hate when parents bring cupcakes because all the kids do is eat the frosting and then they throw the cake part away. EVERY TIME! Ugh.