The 18 Heads Found at O’Hare was Some Sort of Practical Joke, Right?

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January 17, 2013 9:00 AM by Wade Blogs


Fox Chicago – A shipment of 18 human heads held up by customs officials at O’Hare International Airport was bound for a cremation service in the Chicago area after its use in medical research abroad.

A spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mary Paleologos, said Tuesday that the heads were originally sent from Illinois to Italy for medical research and were returned to the area for disposal as part of the agreement.

This was obviously big news on Tuesday. The more and more I think about, the more it’s bothering me about the thought process behind this.

Do you think the senders of the 18 heads purposely messed up the paper work in order to create a weird day for their US counterparts? Maybe it’s a prank they pull every year to kick off the new year? Kind of like rookie hazing at football training camp or when MLB veterans dress up the September call ups in weird outfits. It must be a weird thing to call in, “Ahh hey boss we have 18 heads here and the paperwork is a little fishy.”

And this is a key explain of a headline being juicer than the story. I was expecting a bunch of sickos to be traveling with human heads in their carry ons.

Sorry I read one too many GooseBumps novels back in the 90’s.


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