Napoleon’s Curse

Napoleon’s Curse

Everybody has heard stories of the mummy’s curse. The legends will say that somebody entered a tomb, disturbed the remains or stole a holy object, and was then cursed by the powers of a bitter spirit. Of course, there is no proof beyond stories that there is any such...
They’re Totally Busted!

They’re Totally Busted!

Oldest marijuana stash, 2,700 years old! In 2008, nearly two pounds of still-green plant material were found in a 2,700-year-old grave in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. It was identified as the world’s oldest marijuana stash. A barrage of tests proves that the...
The Mysterious Weerdinge Men

The Mysterious Weerdinge Men

The Weerdinge Men were uncovered by a farmer in 1904 in a peat bog in the Netherlands. They have been radiocarbon-dated to between 160 BC and 220 AD. One of the bodies has a hole in the chest through which the intestines spilled out. The cause of death for the other...
King Tut’s Penis Was Buried Erect

King Tut’s Penis Was Buried Erect

King Tutankhamun was mummified with his heart carved out, covered in black liquids, his penis kept erect—but why? Egyptologist Salima Ikram has an answer: that Tut was buried to resemble the underworld god Osiris as a way of battling a religious revolution that was...