It’s 10:10 Somewhere

Experts who exhumed the body of Salvador Dalí to collect samples for use in a paternity claim have revealed that the enigmatic artist’s trademark mustache still graces his face almost three decades after he died.

Narcís Bardalet, the embalmer who tended Dalí’s body after his death in 1989 and helped with the exhumation on Thursday night, said he had been delighted to see the surrealist’s best-known feature once again.

“His mustache is still intact, [like clock hands at] 10 past 10, just as he liked it. It’s a miracle,” he told the Catalan radio station RAC1.

Dalí is buried in a crypt beneath the museum he designed for himself in his home town of Figueres, Catalonia. — The Guardian

Well, he was a surrealist, remember. But still.

Oh, the paternity business? Seems 61 year old Maria Pilar Abel claims she’s Dali’s illegitimate spawn, the result of an affair her mother had with the painter in 1955. She has stated that her physical resemblance to the Dali is so strong, “the only thing I’m missing is a mustache.” Too bad — that would probably clinch it, but she’s right: her mustache isn’t quite as dramatic.

We await the DNA testing. Wonder if the chromosomes are melted and drippy with color.

Note this post was published at 10:10 am. Clever, innit.

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3 Responses to It’s 10:10 Somewhere

  1. Barbara Ganouche says:

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  2. "Esq." A Lawyer says:

    I always thought of his mustache as 10 of 2, not 10 after 10. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. I never thought of anything this stupid in my life. And as an attorney, I think lots of stupid things
    every day

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