100 Brains in Jars Missing from US University

By Gary Cutlack on at

The University of Texas in Austin has somehow managed to lose track of 100 human brains, which is was storing lovingly in jars of formaldehyde so they could one day be put in robots and brought back to life.

Professor Tim Schallert from the university told a local paper: "We think somebody may have taken the brains but we don’t know at all for sure," while a colleague suggests word may have got out about a lightly-guarded brain collection and they could've been stolen by students to keep as keepsakes or use as unusually authentic Halloween decorations.

The collection is said to include the brain of Charles Whitman, known better as the clock tower sniper for his 1966 killing spree in the same university. [Guardian]