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I (heart) Chopin...

Posted at 5:00 AM on July 30, 2008 by Gillian Martin
Filed under: Frederic Chopin

...and Poland (heart)s Chopin's heart. While most of Chopin's body is buried in France, where he spent most of his professional career, he asked that his heart be taken back to his homeland. It is kept in a pillar in a church in Warsaw.

Scientists recently asked the Polish government if they could borrow the heart for a while in order to do some DNA testing on it. Read the whole story here.