Most of us would rather not think about how we”ll be remembered when we die. It”s a scary thought that acknowledges our mortality. Most of us would like to think that we”ll be remembered for the right reasons. However, much of what people remember about us is strange and unexpected.
British philosopher Jeremy Bentham knows this all too well.
During his life, Bentham was a renowned philosopher, jurist, and social reformer.
Bentham fell ill and died in 1832. During the tragedy surrounding his death, it was discovered that he left some surprising instructions for his body.
Originally, Bentham wanted the Auto-Icon to feature his actual preserved head, pictured below.
Today, Bentham”s Auto-Icon still stands in the halls of the University College London, and it”s as creepy as ever.
(via: Cult Of Weird)
I suppose Bentham had a very good idea about what he would be remembered for when he died. That being said, he probably thought more people would remember him for his philosophies instead of his preserved head.