Heads Grounded for Investigation
While you've probably never thought about it, airline carriers like Southwest may be transporting human heads for medical research. According to MSNBC, Southwest Airlines recently seized dozens of human heads in Little Rock, Ark. The heads, which the airline refused to ship, were intended for the office of Medtronic medical research and technology company in Fort Worth. Southwest first noticed the package because it wasn't labeled correctly. After they learned the contents, they called authorities. It's illegal to sell human body parts, but suppliers may be paid when parts are used for legitimate medical reasons. Since there is a black market for human body parts, the country coroner is investigating to determine if the heads were obtained legally.