Thursday, June 30, 2011

Frozen Dead Guy Days

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The Frozen Dead Guy is one Bredo Morstøl who was brought here to the USA recently deceased and preserved on dry ice in 1989.

Gradpa Bredo

It is an odd story, and you can read more about it HERE

There is an entire festival around this guy now in Nederland , Colorado.

That's Grandpa in there with all that ice- on his birthday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Körperwelten or Body Worlds

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People around the world have flocked to see this amazing exhibit. I hope to see it myself the next time it comes to Los Angeles. Have you seen it? What did you think? Leave a comment and tell us all about it!

Wiki- Body Worlds (German title: Körperwelten) is a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts that are prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal inner anatomical structures. The exhibition's developer and promoter is German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who invented the plastination technique in the late 1970s at the University of Heidelberg.

Read more on this fascinating exhibit HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mummies of the World Exhibit

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The Franklin Institute | 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 215.448.1200

Read all the details HERE

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gravestone of the Roman Gladiator Diodorus

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This 1,800 year old tombstone and epitaph tell a story.
  An enigmatic message on a Roman gladiator's 1,800-year-old tombstone has finally been decoded, telling a treacherous tale.
The epitaph and art on the tombstone suggest the gladiator, named Diodorus, lost the battle (and his life) due to a referee's error, according to Michael Carter, a professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. Carter studies gladiator contests and other spectacles in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.

 Click HERE to see the whole story!
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