Category: Ancient

Jun 05 2013

Fit for Fiction: How the Turtle got its Shell

In news that sounds like it should have been one of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories”, researchers at Yale have come out with new info on how turtles got their shells.  It all comes from the Eunotosaurus which would have been a rat-sized lizard with broadened ribs. “Now we’ve got an intermediate shell, a transitional …

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May 14 2013

Happy Meal, With A Fountain Of Youth Please

A man who shall remain unnamed (David Whipple) has a burger he bought from McDonald’s that looks exactly the same as the day he bought it. I’m gonna find whatever is perserving this thing, splice it into my genes, and then live forever! The downside is that I will smell like McDonalds when I get …

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May 07 2013

A long time ago in a country far, far away.

You see, Boba Fett is the is the obvious choice here becasue he’s your favorite character, and don’t try to pretend he’s not. These beautiful illustrations by Joseph Chiang imagine what famous Star Wars characters would look like if they were actually ancient Chinese warriors. Boba Fett and Yoda are obvious choices, but who knew …

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May 03 2013

Papua New Guinea unsure if firing squad will cut it for sorcerers.

Slightly stylized, but what I wouldn’t give… Lets review our geography, Papua New Guinea lives right above Australia sharing an island with part of Indonesia. For reference Indonesia is the group of islands where all the temples you attribute to Cambodia are, and Australia is south of that where kangaroos rule the land and you …

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May 01 2013

No Sleep For Me Ever Again

  This is it folks, if you want to continue living your life as you know it, then please don’t read this. If you want to read about the creepiest and most disturbing thing you’ll ever learn, then please continue. A tiny skeleton was found in the Atacama Desert in Chile. I’ve had to read this report …

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Apr 24 2013

Plundering Ancient Burial Chambers, With a Transformer!

A group down in Central America has decided against their better judgement and created a transforming robot that will plunder old burial sites. The ancient city of Teotihuacan is full of archaeological wonders. However, these wonders aren’t cool enough to see for yourself, rather it’s best to view from a video screen as the remote controlled robot …

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