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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:44 PM

Grover Krantz and his dog.

From https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/grover-krantz-donated-his-body-to-science-on-one-condition-38726179/


By Joseph Caputo
FEBRUARY 11, 2009

Grover Krantz (1931-2002) was known as a teacher, a loving pet owner, an eccentric anthropologist, and the first serious Bigfoot academic. Seven years after losing a battle to pancreatic cancer, Krantz's reputation is still well preserved, in more ways than one. His skeleton and that of his giant Irish Wolfhound Clyde are now on display at the 5,000 square foot exhibition "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake," which opened last Saturday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit takes visitors into the world of the bone biographer—how skeletons can be read to solve colonial-era mysteries or identify the victims of war crimes in Croatia. Visitors can see the skeletons of Krantz and Clyde in a loving embrace at the end of the exhibit as an example of how body donations are put to use as educational tools.

Before Krantz died, he said to Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt, "I've been a teacher all my life and I think I might as well be a teacher after I'm dead, so why don't I just give you my body." When Hunt agreed, Krantz added, "But there's one catch: You have to keep my dogs with me."


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Sat Apr 20, 2019, 08:15 AM

1. Kind of eerie, but also pretty awesome.

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