“sylvia plath put her head in an oven…” & other disturbing deaths in the literary world. a site detailing how authors died. an interesting fact i learned from this page is that when percy bysshe shelley was cremated his heart wouldn’t burn so they gave it to his wife as a souvenir. makes me think of those people that have their pets stuffed after they die, so they’ll still be around. i wonder if it’d be legal to preserve your loved ones in formaldehyde after they die instead of having them buried? you could keep them in giant glass containers in the basement. “this is your grandfather, and your great grandmother…” it could be creepy and educational! via quiddity.

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