All the King's horses and all the King's men
August 18, 2012 10:33 AM Subscribe
Suppose there is a person who was broken into many pieces. Scientists can look at bones and say where on the body they came from. Can they do the same for pieces of flesh and muscle?
posted by bugmuncher to science & nature (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm just curious, several years after having seen the result of a hitchhiker wearing dark clothes on an Interstate, and police putting plastic flags all over the grass where they found chunks of the poor fellow. If someone had an interest in putting him back together with most parts reasonably close to where they used to be (minus the parts stuck to tires of cars that kept driving, of course), could they do it?