Here's the weird organ transplant story of today. A heart, maybe a human one, was found on the floor of a car wash in Michigan. Investigators are trying to determine if it's a human heart or from another species. No word on if Dick Cheney had recently washed his car there.

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Gene's picture
Gene says:

I don't get it. We know the Vice President has a history of heart problems. Is the suggestion that he carries a spare?

posted on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 5:53pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

I just automatically default to Dick Cheney when it comes to heart jokes, I guess.

posted on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 12:22pm
curious's picture
curious says:

so...doctors can't tell the difference between a human heart and that of another animal? ...hmmm...a little sad and suspicious....but is that true. is a human heart so similar to many other species that a doctor cannot identify it?

posted on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 6:04pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

I don't know about hearts, specifically, but I attended a lecture a few years ago given by forensic anthropologist William R. Maples (the author of "Dead Men Do Tell Tales"). In his talk, he described a case in which a hunter discovered some remains that appeared to be human hands, and triggered a police investigation. It turned out that the hands (paws?) originally belonged to a bear. The anatomical differences were obvious to a forensic anthropologist, but invisible to an untrained observer. Perhaps this is a similar case? In any event, I'm sure the heart will be attributed to the proper species soon.

None of which explains, however, why the heart was left in a car wash...

posted on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 11:22pm
bryan kennedy's picture

How in the heck could you confuse human hands with a bear paw? Was it just the bones?

posted on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 10:15am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Yeah, it was just the bones. I guess it's not that uncommon?

posted on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 11:01am
dellax28's picture
dellax28 says:

so the doctor doesn't know if the heart is a human heart or an animal? and also what happened to the heart after it was found?

posted on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 6:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

They ended up finding out thst it was a deer heart. I think also that it was pretty stupid that a doctor didn't know this.

posted on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 4:23pm
tira's picture
tira says:

What do a heart and dick cheney have to do with each other?

posted on Fri, 12/19/2008 - 12:45pm
mur-mur's picture
mur-mur says:

wow,weird!

posted on Sun, 01/11/2009 - 12:41pm
Sorany ka's picture
Sorany ka says:

Duh dont u think it from a murder it only takes a couple seconds to pull the trigger and "pull the heart out"

posted on Mon, 01/12/2009 - 9:54am

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