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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Salvador Dali's Mustache Still Intact, Exhumation Reveals

1500636773765Last month, a Madrid judge granted permission for DNA testing on Salvador Dali’s corpse. The exhumation was recently undertaken to determine if Pilar Abel, claiming her mother had an affair with the artist, is his daughter. There were only five people allowed in the crypt: a judge, three coroners, and an assistant. The group oversaw the removal of hair, nails, and two long bones to be used for genetic testing. Interestingly, forensic experts noted that Dali’s mustache retained its trademark position and remained in the "classic shape of ten past ten.”

See Salvador Dali's Mustache Still Intact, Exhumation Reveals, Fox News, July 21, 2017.


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