How To Perform an Autopsy


Just in time for lunch.

The top of the skull is removed, and the brain is very carefully cut free of its attachments from inside the skull.

The chest organs, including the heart and lungs, are inspected. Sometimes the pathologist takes blood from the heart to check for bacteria in the blood. For this, he uses a very large hypodermic needle and syringe. He may also find something else that will need to be sent to the microbiology lab to search for infection. Sometimes the pathologist will send blood, urine, bile, or even the fluid of the eye for chemical study and to look for medicine, street drugs, alcohols, and/or poisons.

How Often

How often is the FBI’s Most Wanted website updated? Not often.

It has been almost four years since 9/11, and capturing those responsible is such a priority that not one of the 30,000 people who work at the FBI—and whose salaries we pay—has gotten around to updating the “Most Wanted” profiles of Bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri to include any mention of 9/11. And both profiles say the two are “currently thought to be in Afghanistan.” Maybe that’s why we haven’t found them; we’re looking in the wrong country.

Here is the link to Osama’s page.

(via Atrios)

Caltech vs. MIT


Both Caltech and MIT require that students put in a lot of hard work studying math and science. Because the stress is so intense, we students at Caltech believe that pranks are an important, if not essential, way to relax and have a little fun. We are familiar with MIT’s tradition of hacks and hope that we can merge the cultures at the two schools, if only for a short time.
We propose that MIT joins us in a pranking/hacking war. As you may have already noticed, we struck first, so now it is MIT’s turn.

They have pictures of the pranks they pulled at MIT this past week. I thought the T-shirt prank was a nice touch but the others were fairly bland. The prank Yale pulled on Harvard last year is still my favorite.
(via Museum of Hoaxes)