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remarkable Italian mummies have been preserved almost perfectly 200 years ago for medical demonstrations.    Giovan Battista Rini stripped away the skin to show the muscles, airways and blood vessels inside the heads.    Academics have now discovered the specimens were injected with arsenic and mercury - or dipped in chemical baths to preserve them for research.

The Italian mummies preserved in mercury for almost 200 years

remarkable Italian mummies have been preserved almost perfectly 200 years ago for medical demonstrations. Giovan Battista Rini stripped away the skin to show the muscles, airways and blood vessels inside the heads. Academics have now discovered the specimens were injected with arsenic and mercury - or dipped in chemical baths to preserve them for research.

Zoomorph P: a masterpiece of ancient art. Located at the Maya site of Quiriguá, Guatemala.  Dedicated in AD 795, this extraordinarily carved boulder stands as a testament to the skill and beauty of Maya bas-relief sculpture during the late Classic Period.

Zoomorph P: a masterpiece of ancient art. Located at the Maya site of Quiriguá, Guatemala. Dedicated in AD 795, this extraordinarily carved boulder stands as a testament to the skill and beauty of Maya bas-relief sculpture during the late Classic Period.

Could this really be a mummified chupacabra?  It is supposedly a creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail.  The first reported attack occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico.  In this attack, eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood.  Later, in August, an eyewitness reported seeing the creature in Canóvanas, when as many as 150 farm animals and pets were...

Could this really be a mummified chupacabra? It is supposedly a creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail. The first reported attack occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico. In this attack, eight sheep were discovered dead, each with three puncture wounds in the chest area and completely drained of blood. Later, in August, an eyewitness reported seeing the creature in Canóvanas, when as many as 150 farm animals and pets were...

From the Burrell http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/our-museums/burrell-collection/Pages/home.aspx

From the Burrell http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/our-museums/burrell-collection/Pages/home.aspx

The Dingonek is a cryptid seen in the rivers and lakes of western Africa's Congolese jungles. At the Brackfontein Ridge in South Africa is a cave painting of an unknown creature that fits the description of the Dingonek, right down to its walrus-like tusks. It has been described as 12-feet in length, with a square head, a long horn, saber-like canines and a tail complete with a bony, dart-like appendage that secretes a deadly poison. This creature is also covered in a scaly, mottled…

The Dingonek is a cryptid seen in the rivers and lakes of western Africa's Congolese jungles. At the Brackfontein Ridge in South Africa is a cave painting of an unknown creature that fits the description of the Dingonek, right down to its walrus-like tusks. It has been described as 12-feet in length, with a square head, a long horn, saber-like canines and a tail complete with a bony, dart-like appendage that secretes a deadly poison. This creature is also covered in a scaly, mottled…

Observing a Unique Slice of French Culture: French Bureaucracy - Paperwork and More Paperwork! #AdventureAwaits @RothCheese

Observing a Unique Slice of French Culture: French Bureaucracy - Paperwork and More Paperwork! #AdventureAwaits @RothCheese

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New Evidence Suggests A Harrowing Conclusion To The Amelia Earhart Mystery

In West Africa lives a people called the Dogon. Their astronomical lore goes back thousands of years to 3200 BC. According to their traditions, the star Sirius has a companion star which is invisible to the human eye. This companion star has a 50 year elliptical orbit around the visible Sirius. It also rotates on its axis. This legend might be of little interest except that it is exactly true. How did a people who lacked any kind of astronomical devices know so much about an invisible star?

In West Africa lives a people called the Dogon. Their astronomical lore goes back thousands of years to 3200 BC. According to their traditions, the star Sirius has a companion star which is invisible to the human eye. This companion star has a 50 year elliptical orbit around the visible Sirius. It also rotates on its axis. This legend might be of little interest except that it is exactly true. How did a people who lacked any kind of astronomical devices know so much about an invisible star?

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