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Bring Out Your Dead, But Pat Them Dry First

By Shannon in News on Oct 5, 2007 1:00PM

who doesn't need a purple hearse?One of these days Chicagoist will be witness to one of those strange delivery-truck mishaps you hear about on the news, where unusual flotsam becomes strewn over highways and makes commuting a somewhat more amusing hell. We're holding out for a poultry truck ramming into one carrying marshmallow fluff. In the meantime, we have to settle for a hazmat scare yesterday in Hyde Park.

Seems a malfunctioning truck was making a very special delivery to U of C's Kron Laboratory, part of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. What could drivers possibly be delivering to a science lab? Oh, that's right, cadavers. Although not explicitly leaking body parts, some formaldehyde did escape the vehicle, causing the laboratory and a neighboring parking garage to be evacuated. No one was hurt, with zero readings for the carcinogenic chemical inside the buildings. In addition, we think "Leaky Cadavers" has excellent band-name potential.

Image courtesy of smussyolay.