The case of the missing 100 brains in Texas has been solved, officials said on Wednesday. And, no, this is not a joke.
The brains, missing from a facility at the University of Texas in Austin have been found at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Timothy Schallert, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the Austin school, told the Los Angeles Times.
“They have the brains,” Schallert said. “They read a media report of the missing brains and they called to say: ‘We got those brains!’
About 100 brains missing from University of Texas
December 3, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin has lost track of about 100 jars of brains, possibly including that of Charles Whitman, the ex-Marine sniper who killed and wounded dozens of people from a campus clock tower nearly 50 years ago, according to school officials and local media.
The university’s Animal Resources Center originally received the missing organs in 1986 from the Austin State Hospital, formerly known as the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, under a “temporary possession” agreement.
The specimens, originally assembled by Dr. Coleman de Chenar, a resident pathologist at ASH, were to be used by UT as a teaching tool in its psychology lab.
The missing organs, which represent about half of the university’s collection, had been stored in jars of formaldehyde in a basement because the lab did not have enough room for all of them, the Austin American-Statesman reported.