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Did anyone see this?

Post by JohnB » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:35 am

I was searching the "Onion" archives for a different article and came across this.
AL JIZAH, EGYPT—A team of British and Egyptian archaeologists made a stunning discovery Monday, unearthing several intact specimens of "skeleton people"—skinless, organless humans who populated the Nile delta region an estimated 6,000 years ago.

"This is an incredible find," said Dr. Christian Hutchins, Oxford University archaeologist and head of the dig team. "Imagine: At one time, this entire area was filled with spooky, bony, walking skeletons."

"The implications are staggering," Hutchins continued. "We now know that the skeletons we see in horror films and on Halloween are not mere products of the imagination, but actually lived on Earth."
I'd love to know what they're on. :D
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Post by stan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:28 am

:lol:
Was it dated April 1?
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Skeletons

Post by Cognito » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:15 am

Skeleton warrior from article:
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Post by Minimalist » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:19 am

The guys who write the Onion are brilliant.

Crazy....but brilliant.
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Post by Forum Monk » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 am

I know this is phony, because Jason cut off their heads in the movie Jason and the Argonaughts. If the skulls are attached, someone's propagating a hoax.
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Post by marduk » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:12 am

ah yes
children of the Hydra
maybe there is some truth in that though
if maybe if its true that the Hydra (anyone know the etymology of that name :wink: ) was regarded as some kind of magical creature and its teeth therefore were somehow related to the dead heros who had fought it
:twisted:
ah but I speculate far too much
besides which
Jason didn't fight the Hydra
Herakles did when he was looking for the garden of the hesperides
iirc that was his 11th task where he had to find the pillars of heaven and then steal some apples which were guarded by the hydra
the legend states that he couldn't find it until he went to egypt first where he almost ended up sacrificed to the gods and after that he knew exactly where it was. but the legend doesnt say how
thesedays if he wanted apples he'd just go to tescos
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Hydra

Post by Cognito » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:46 am

if maybe if its true that the Hydra (anyone know the etymology of that name ) was regarded as some kind of magical creature and its teeth therefore were somehow related to the dead heros who had fought it
We always make sure we're well-hydrated before sprinting. Hydra came to mean water serpent, right? :shock:
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