How much do I love the guys at Radiolab?
Their newest episode is a short about “L’Inconnue de la Seine,” the (alleged) suicide by drowning whose face was immortalized in a surprising way.
Near the end of the 19th century, a mysterious young woman with a beguiling smile turned up in Paris. She became a huge sensation. She also happened to be dead. You’d probably recognize her face yourself. You might have even touched it.
Even if you’re already familiar with the story, have a listen.