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Secret Typographer

A California gynecologist is being sued for branding a patient’s name on her uterus using an “electrocautery device.”

Dr. Red Alinsod removed Ingrid Paulicivic’s uterus during an operation at his Orange County office in 2006.   The Laguna Beach doctor carved “Ingrid” on the organ, according to the site, because he “did not want to get it confused with others.”

Alinsod told the site that labeling of body parts in that manner is not typical. But, he said, he “felt comfortable putting her name on the uterus” since the 47-year-old hairdresser was a “good friend.”

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human remains as contemporary art

A human skull and crossbones, valued at up to $20,000, won’t appear at a Christie’s auction Friday after another party claimed rights to the remains, the auction house announced. Yale University’s secret Order of Skull and Bones used the skull and crossbones as a ballot box, Christie’s said in its advertisement of the item in an auction catalogue. The auction house estimates the 19th century ballot box is worth between $10,000 and $20,000.

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