Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Napoleon's Penis,28804,1988719_1988728_1988695,00.html


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People have been fixated on Napoleon's penis since Napoleon's doctor allegedly cut it off during his autopsy in 1821 and gave it to a priest in Corsica. The penis, which was not properly preserved, has been compared over the years to a piece of leather, a shriveled eel and to beef jerky. In 1927 when it went on display in Manhattan, TIME weighed in, comparing it to a "maltreated strip of buckskin shoelace." It's enough to give anyone a complex! In 1977, a urologist living in New Jersey purchased the modern-day relic for $3,000 and stored it under his bed until he died 30 years later. His daughter inherited Napoleon's penis and has fielded at least one $100,000 offer.

Read more: Napoleon's Penis - Top 10 Famous Stolen Body Parts - TIME,28804,1988719_1988728_1988695,00.html #ixzz2opO0z7eb

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