The Capitol architect wanted to reanimate George Washington's dead body


George Washington may have been America's first president, but was he nearly America's first zombie-in-chief? If William Thornton, physician and designer of the US Capitol, had had his way, Washington's body would have been subjected a scientific experiment designed to bring the deceased former president back to life. » 1/28/12 2:00pm 1/28/12 2:00pm