I’ve lost my brain (no seriously, I dropped it somewhere on campus). Can you help me find it?

Of course, this happens just before Halloween…

The other night, I moved a human anatomy torso model from my lab to my car. This was in preparation for an elementary school visit the following morning. It’s basically this model shown here:


Anyway, the organs can be removed for closer examination, and essentially I dropped the brain somewhere in the transport. I’m even pretty sure where it likely fell (somewhere between the Michael Smith Labs which is next to the Bookstore, and the main parkade by the hospital, along East Mall).

Actually, here’s a map of roughly where it was probably dropped:


It’s funny, but I can just imagine the reaction of the person who stumbled across this brain model. Must of been a bit surreal.

In any event, I would really appreciate it if you could help me find it. i.e. pass this on to everyone and anyone. I’m sure whoever found it has been sharing it with others, and are possibly equally curious about where it may have come from.

As a footnote, the kids I was going to show it to (a class of Grade 1 and 2 students) were quite disappointed when I told them about this, but are currently immersed in the mystery of the missing brain. Would be lovely to solve it and put it to rest.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.