How To: Keep A Severed Head Alive

Ready for some service? Here's a patent, awarded in 1985, describing a system for "perfusing an animal head." Creepily, the head shown in the diagram is not an animal's. Wait what's that? You want to see it in action? Welp...

The Atlantic unearthed the patent, describing how an animal's "discorporated" head could be supplied with nutrients and oxygenated blood through a series of tubes. Gross. And the diagrams accompanying the patent show not an animal head but a human one. Gross and creepy.

Here, for you visual learners, is an old video which outlines a similar system and then shows it in action, the footage culled from a Russian experiment with a dog. Yeeps.

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