Remember back to your early school days for a minute. Picture that biology teacher. Now picture that biology class with that biology teacher’s skeleton hanging in the classroom. In south-eastern Romania, the skeleton of former headmaster Alexandru Grigore Popescu hangs in the school’s biology lab. And children are free to not only touch the skeleton, but to play with it.
Apparently Mr. Popescu became famous at Puchenii Mosneni elementary school for the fact that he never missed a class. After his death, his skeleton was made into a display in the 1960s and the current history teacher, Sorin Stanciu, attributes the school’s strength in the sciences (and thus students going on to study medicine) to this very skeleton. Fascinating and creepy!