Well, technically it was yesterday's Headline of the Day, but let's get to the important part: It seems that about half of 200 brains transferred to University of Texas from Austin State Hospital in 1986 have gone missing. One of them is believed to be the evil brain of Charles Whitman, who is known for nothing other than shooting people from the University of Texas Tower in 1966. "It would make sense it would be in this group. We can't find that brain," psychology Professor Tim Schallert, co-curator of the collection, told the Austin American-Statesman.
"We think somebody may have taken the brains, but we don't know at all for sure," Schallert also said. His co-curator, psychology Professor Lawrence Cormack, told the Statesman, "It's entirely possible word got around among undergraduates and people started swiping them for living rooms or Halloween pranks." The seemingly forgotten and now surely missing brains had apparently been stored in the university's Animal Resources Center. No zombies were immediately available for comment.
UPDATE: In a far less entertaining development, the brains have been found, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Still unknown is the exact whereabouts of Whitman’s brain, whether it is among the Austin collection or has been sent down the highway to San Antonio.
“It’s been a very fluid situation,” Schallert said.
Zing! The Scarecrow was not immediately available for comment. Double zing! I'm going back to bed now.