I love the Head Museum! How did they manage to get their lively pre 30th century exibits?

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As The Infosphere states:

The fluid that preserves the heads contains a very very small amount of powder made from opals. Such powder is capable of maintaining the heads by creating a temporal stasis, where they are kept with the same youth as they had in their respective eras.

The explanation of this powder (Crystalline Opal) and its properties appears in the episode "All the Presidents' Heads".

The manner in which all the heads at the museum were collected is never explained, but due to the temporal effects of the opal powder it is quite likely that a skull could simply be dug up from a grave and then placed in a jar containing the powder, thus returning the head to the state it was in when still alive.

  • +1 for the very reasonable explanation of where the heads may have come from.
    – Justin C
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 18:27
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    I thought the youthful vigor came from a healthy diet of Torgo's Executive Powder. It has a million and one uses!
    – Erik Noren
    Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 21:46
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    @ErikNoren: The temporal effects of the opal powder are short-lasting on those who drink it, so perhaps a diet of Torgo's Executive Powder extends these temporal effects for the heads?
    – gnovice
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 4:06

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