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Macabre Part 2: How Shrunken Heads Were Made


In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we begin by discussing a random quick fact involving the parents of Ferris Bueller on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

We then move on to discussing the show’s sponsor, Dashlane, which is a great free password management service. You can also get a free month of their premium version and then 10% off thereafter by using the coupon code “brainfood”. Either way, please do go check them out using this link. Thanks!

Next we move into the main content for today’s episode which is discussing how exactly people used to get human heads to shrink and why they did this in the first place.

Moving on from that, we look at the fascinating saga of famed philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s head and body.

Finally we move into some feedback and then an interesting Star Trek Fact related to skeletons.

And for those interested:

  • Picture of Jeremy Bentham’s Head
  • Our mentioned video on the history of passwords: Who Invented Passwords and the Guy That Made Them Suck
  • A sampling of Marina Sirtis talking at various conventions:
    • Costume Story
    • On Deanna Troi’s Accent
  • The Riker Maneuver
  • Riker and Picard Badass Walk Loop

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 2018-09-19  1h13m