Mussolini’s Brain “Stolen for Sale on eBay”

From the Telegraph:

Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter demanded a police investigation on Friday after the late Italian dictator’s blood and brain were reportedly offered for sale on eBay, the online auction website.

Alessandra Mussolini, a right-wing MP, said she was outraged and upset when she heard reports that the remains of her grandfather were being sold online.

The initial asking price was 15,000 euros, or £13,000, but nobody had had a chance to bid, eBay said.

The online auctioneer does not permit the sale of body parts on its website and removed the listing hours after it was posted.

Miss Mussolini said the remains, which were reportedly contained in three glass vials, could have been stolen from a hospital in Milan where an autopsy was carried out on the dictator’s body after he was killed and strung up by partisans at the end of the Second World War.

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  • emperorreagan

    Is she hoping that she can recover her grandfather's brain and eat it to gain his power?

  • tonyviner

    I would eat Mussolini's brain. Probably spread it on a cracker.

  • 5by5

    I’d pay them if they could find Kennedy’s brain, which was “lost” from the National Archives. I’d really like to trace the path of the “magic” bullet.

    As for Mussolini’s brain? It might be good to get ahold of that so that we could better understand the origins of the mental illness of authoritarianism. Especially since so many of the members of the GOP (virtually all of the leadership at this point) and their corporatist Demopublican counterparts infiltrating the Democratic Party (such as Ben Nelson, Rahm Emmanuel, Tim Geithner, Blanche Lincoln, Joe Liebermush) seem to be suffering from said illness too.

    Someone seriously needs to find a cure for all that douchebaggery.

  • 5by5

    I'd pay them if they could find Kennedy's brain, which was “lost” from the National Archives. I'd really like to trace the path of the “magic” bullet.

    As for Mussolini's brain? It might be good to get ahold of that so that we could better understand the origins of the mental illness of authoritarianism. Especially since so many of the members of the GOP (virtually all of the leadership at this point) and their corporatist Demopublican counterparts infiltrating the Democratic Party (such as Ben Nelson, Rahm Emmanuel, Tim Geithner, Blanche Lincoln, Joe Liebermush) seem to be suffering from said illness too.

    Someone seriously needs to find a cure for all that douchebaggery.