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Giant Hitler Head Pops Up in Polish Garden

This one's made of marble and stands 20 inches high

(Newser) - It was just another day of typical garden work at a Polish museum when a worker's shovel clanked against something hard buried in the ground. The find: a 20-inch-high marble sculpture of the head of one Adolf Hitler, AFP reports. "Somebody made an effort to properly hide it,... More »

How Creatures Began Growing Heads

They started with a hard plate called the anterior sclerite: study

(Newser) - Ever wonder how creatures on Earth grew heads? Probably not, but they seem to have started with a hard plate in front of their brains. A recent study in Current Biology says fossils dating back hundreds of millions of years show the first signs of this plate, known as the... More »

Does This Head Belong to France's Henry IV?

Scientists disagree on whether it's a royal skull

(Newser) - Forensic researchers have a royal dispute on their hands: They can't agree on whether a mummified head belongs to France's Henry IV, explains the Los Angeles Times . The question seemed settled in 2010 when a team of researchers used facial-reconstruction techniques to conclude that it was indeed "... More »

Police: Yes, Head Belongs to Magnotta's Lover

Police confirm Lin Jun's head has been found

(Newser) - Police have indeed found Lin Jun's head: They confirmed today that the head found in a Montreal park Sunday does belong to the Chinese student allegedly murdered by Luka Rocco Magnotta. Some of Lin's body parts were mailed to schools and political offices, but police say all of... More »

Police May Have Found Magnotta Lover's Head

Testing needed to confirm Jun Lin connection: Police

(Newser) - The head of Luka Rocco Magnotta's former lover may finally have been recovered. Following a tip, police discovered an apparent human head in a Montreal park near Magnotta's apartment yesterday, the AP reports. Testing will help determine whether the head belonged to Jun Lin, a Chinese student allegedly... More »

Cops Seize Shipment of Human Heads at Airport

Suspect a 'black market for body parts'

(Newser) - Police have seized a package of 40 to 60 human heads at the Little Rock airport. The heads were headed to a medical research company in Fort Worth, but they weren’t “labeled or packaged properly,” according to a spokesman for Southwest Airlines. An employee found them and... More »

Ted Williams' Frozen Head Treated Like a Baseball

Former exec at cryogenics company details bizarre, unprofessional practices

(Newser) - Ted Williams’ frozen head has apparently not received the respect usually accorded to Hall of Famers. In a tell-all, a former exec at the cryogenic facility where the Red Sox slugger’s body resides writes that his severed head was propped up in a canister on a can of Bumble... More »

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