Newswire: Salvador Dali’s body has been exhumed, mustache and all

Today in “undeniably morbid, but still pretty neat”: The exhumation of Salvador Dali’s body we told you about last month has occurred, and as NBC News reports, getting hair samples from the late surrealist master turned out to be easier than anticipated, given that his famous handlebar mustache was still perfectly intact. Dali’s tomb, in the Dalí Museum Theater in his hometown of Figueres, Spain, was opened last night by forensic experts, who were surprised to discover how well his body had been preserved. That includes his iconic mustache, which remained in place at “its classic shape of ten past ten,” as one of the experts put it.

Dali’s final resting place was put on lockdown before the exhumation to prevent any pictures of his corpse from leaking to the media, including ”a marquee [that] was installed under the museum’s glass dome to prevent any photography …

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