Eight pairs of dismembered feet wash ashore after a recent flood on the U.S.-Canada border, but things don't add up when seven pairs of feet are identified as research corpses from a nearby university body farm. When Canadian forensic podiatrist Dr. Douglas Filmore takes the remains back to Canada, he and Brennan form an alliance to match the pairs of feet and identify the victim, and a rare and expensive pair of sneakers leads the team to the victim's murderer. Meanwhile, Cam gets in hot water when she makes college plans for her daughter behind her back. Written by
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A number of "body farms" where cadavers are subject to various decomposition scenarios for research do exist in the United States. As of 2011, there are four universities with operating body farms: the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; Texas State University-San Marcos; and Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. A fifth facility is being created at California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA. The body farm near the St. Regis River in New York as well as the nearby University of Hogansburg are both fictional. See more
According to the feet-guy, the wounds had to be made by a lawn-mower. However, since the knives of a lawn-mower are always underneath the mower itself and protected by a hard shield above and around, so that only the grass under the mower is cut, the leg couldn't have been cut off by the mower that way. The mower would have bumped against the leg and the man would have fallen down, thus having just horizontal cuts instead of the diagnosed vertical one on his ankle. See more
Dr. Douglas Filmore
I like to believe the fact that we walk upright is the reason our brains developed.
Referenced in Bones: The Suit on the Set