From the kidnapping of Einstein's brain to the horrifying end of Louis XIV's heart, the mysteries surrounding some of history's most famous body parts range from medical to macabre. Carlyn Beccia explores the misadventures of noteworthy body parts through history and springboards to exploring STEM topics such as forensics, DNA testing, brain science, organ donation, and cloning. The engaging tone, wonderfully creepy subject matter, and delightfully detailed art are sure to capture even the most reluctant readers.The famous people and their body parts include:Galileo Galilei / FingersLouis XIV / HeartGeorge Washington / TeethFranz Joseph Hadyn / HeadBeethoven / HairAbraham Lincoln / BodyChang and Eng Bunker / LiverPhineas Gage / SkullJohn Wilkes Booth / Neck vertebraeSarah Bernhardt / LegVincent Van Gogh / EarMata Hari / HeadAlbert Einstein / BrainElvis Presley / WartThomas Edison / Last Breath...
|Title||:||They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
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They Lost Their Heads!: What Happened to Washington's Teeth, Einstein's Brain, and Other Famous Body Parts Reviews
This is a macabre collection of anecdotes about what happened to body parts of famous people.
This book had interesting "facts" about dead bodies. Not always a reliable read, the author says "I can't have a little thing like dubious sources spoiling his fun" when she discusses parts of his book may not be entirely correct. I do like the fact that she encourages her readers to do independent research - even if it is a google research!
Interesting, gruesome, and hilarious! My favorite is how the author often warns the reader not to eat while reading the next part--and then goes on to compare severed body parts or insides to food. Don't forget the footnotes!
Strange nonfic that tracks the whereabouts of infamous detached appendages. Conversational style, a bit gruesome, but undeniably interesting.