European history is littered with figures who lost their heads. Gruesome rumors surrounding those beheadings also made their way into the historical record — stories of heads that grimaced, blushed, or even tried to talk after they had been separated from their bodies. But is this all just frightening fiction? How long can a severed head survive?
Off With Their Heads!
Braindead? Maybe Not
Written by Steffie Drucker October 25, 2019
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