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(Washington Post)   Archeologists shaken by theory that the unusually large-breasted King Tut died of epilepsy   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 71
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2012-09-12 02:00:41 AM
Someone's going to have a fit over this.
 
2012-09-12 03:46:49 AM
a seizure led to monotheism

Not unlikely ;)

/also: inbreeding
 
2012-09-12 04:49:04 AM
Whoa, nice tuts.

/Got nothing.
 
2012-09-12 05:25:58 AM
He gave his life for tourism

sidesalad.net
 
2012-09-12 09:38:46 AM
FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?
 
2012-09-12 09:54:23 AM
There are a lot of interesting theories about these successive pharaohs having genetic abnormalities, but without any further evidence, that's all they're going to stay. In any case, even if he was epileptic, Akhenaten was a much more interesting guy than the diagnosis would account for. I liken Akhenaten to a ruthless Andy Warhol randomly put in charge of ancient Egypt.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 09:57:16 AM
Apparently this has been known for some time. That would explain Joseph Smith too.

PDF Link
 
2012-09-12 10:00:56 AM
Tit tut.
 
2012-09-12 10:14:27 AM
Hold on a second, maybe there is something to this idea of scrapping elections entirely and just letting the people with the biggest breasts run everything.

As long as they do it topless, I'm game.

/What?
//I really like boobies.
 
2012-09-12 10:47:49 AM

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MOOBS THREAD!


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2012-09-12 11:32:19 AM

Dahnkster: He gave his life for tourism

[sidesalad.net image 295x228]


Most people don't realize that this song was the inspiration for Philip Glass's Akhnaten opera.
 
2012-09-12 11:54:34 AM
Epilepsy doesn't cause shaking. It is brain seizures.
 
2012-09-12 11:54:48 AM
Post Tut's Tits, or GTFO.
 
2012-09-12 11:54:52 AM
Paintings and sculptures show that Smenkhkare, a pharaoh who may have been Tutankhamun's uncle or older brother, and Akhenaten, thought to have been the boy king's father, both had feminized figures, with unusually large breasts and wide hips.


More like King Titankhuman AMIRITE?

/it was either that or King JunkIntheTrunkhamun
 
2012-09-12 11:55:02 AM

gopher321: .
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MOOBS THREAD!

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FTFY
 
2012-09-12 11:55:29 AM
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia
 
2012-09-12 11:57:16 AM

doubled99: Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia


He's got a condo made of stone-a
 
2012-09-12 11:58:17 AM
Pharoah gobbles donkey goobers
 
2012-09-12 12:00:22 PM

unusually large-breasted King Tut


Tuts or GTFO.
 
2012-09-12 12:01:18 PM

quatchi: Hold on a second, maybe there is something to this idea of scrapping elections entirely and just letting the people with the biggest breasts run everything.

As long as they do it topless, I'm game.

/What?
//I really like boobies.


I guess that'd get Barney Frank in the whitehouse.
 
2012-09-12 12:01:35 PM
I like big Tuts and I cannot lie...

...in a sarcophagus. HA!
 
2012-09-12 12:08:40 PM
imagine if they had teh entarWebz back then.

images2.layoutsparks.com
 
2012-09-12 12:09:06 PM
vpb:

Apparently this has been known for some time. That would explain Joseph Smith too.

PDF Link


I'm about to read the PDF.

This is the first time I've heard about temporal lobe epilepsy being set off by sunlight, let alone giving guys boobies.

Is epilepsy inheritable? I'd always thought it was from injury or insult of some kind: fever, a bonk on the head, something this-life.
 
2012-09-12 12:10:31 PM
cdn.gunaxin.com

Kragypt Industries was one of the only commercial successes in ancient times.
 
2012-09-12 12:12:00 PM
I seem to remember a story in the History Channel where scientists performed an MRI on King Tut and stated and he possibly died of a dental abscess. Maybe it was another Pharoah.
 
2012-09-12 12:12:36 PM

vpb: Apparently this has been known for some time. That would explain Joseph Smith too.

PDF Link


Thanks for posting that
 
2012-09-12 12:12:40 PM
What King Tut may have looked like:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-12 12:14:15 PM

Sgygus: a seizure led to monotheism

Not unlikely ;)

/also: inbreeding


Cannot be stressed enough when it comes to this topic.

& European royalty.
 
2012-09-12 12:14:49 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Dahnkster: He gave his life for tourism

[sidesalad.net image 295x228]

Most people don't realize that this song was the inspiration for Philip Glass's Akhnaten opera.


I tried clicking on your link, since I'm a big Philip Glass fan, but my work blocks it with this rationale: "America's Black List"
 
2012-09-12 12:15:49 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-12 12:17:45 PM
Hold on there. I'm all for "monotheism as a brain disorder" but some of the evidence they offer is already accounted for by other things. The art from that period is entirely different than the rigid, formalistic styles before and after the flirt with monotheism. It's like uncovering a Picasso and using it to bolster the theory that nuclear fallout caused extreme mutations in the region.

Did Tut actually have large moobs when they found his mummy? I'd never read that before. If they are drawing this entirely from artistic representations then they seriously need to consult with some art historians before using it
 
2012-09-12 12:21:04 PM
Got a condo made of stone-a
 
2012-09-12 12:22:55 PM

Bruxellensis: I tried clicking on your link, since I'm a big Philip Glass fan, but my work blocks it with this rationale: "America's Black List"


Freedom Firewall™.
 
2012-09-12 12:23:39 PM
Tut had swag bombs, yo.
 
2012-09-12 12:27:52 PM
Aren't all religions based on mental disorders?
 
2012-09-12 12:34:23 PM
Approves.
kellyheng.pbworks.com
 
2012-09-12 12:35:47 PM

TV's Vinnie: Aren't all religions based on mental disorders?


Just because people believe in things with zero proof (actually have proof against the things they believe), and believe in an imaginary friend who lives in the sky, and believe in magic and sorcery, and think invisible angels come down to talk to them and keep them safe in traffic on the way to work or cured their disease (without any question as to why they got it in the first place) doesn't mean they are mentally ill.
 
2012-09-12 12:35:48 PM

Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?


Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.
 
2012-09-12 12:37:52 PM

hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.


Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.
 
2012-09-12 12:42:11 PM

hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.


Atheism was founded?
 
2012-09-12 12:42:47 PM
I love this article so much.

Monotheism as a result of inbreeding and congenital brain disorder. I have to admit, it fits my prejudices towards basically all monotheists.

That's right fundies, everything you believe is based on the epileptic rantings of the worlds first recorded m2f tranny. LOL
 
2012-09-12 12:50:35 PM

stonicus: hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.


You certainly missed the point didn't you? If you have a pair of strong binoculars, you can see it as it continues passing over your head.

Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out. Why we are here, what place we have here, what comes after "this", if anything. Billions of people, and really the vast majority of the world population rely on the word of a guy who could have simply bought a new car/chariot/mule/whatever and found a woman that was too young for him instead. It's an interesting point to ponder.
 
2012-09-12 12:55:54 PM

hdhale: stonicus: hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.

You certainly missed the point didn't you? If you have a pair of strong binoculars, you can see it as it continues passing over your head.

Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out. Why we are here, what place we have here, what comes after "this", if anything. Billions of people, and really the vast majority of the world population rely on the word of a guy who could have simply bought a new car/chariot/mule/whatever and found a woman that was too young for him instead. It's an interesting point to ponder.


What point, that not believing in something needs to be "founded"? I doubt anyone believes in latin-speaking clams that hide under your pillow at night... there, I just founded the "No-Latin-Speaking-Clams-Under-My-Pillow Movement".

Or were you trying to be silly and failed?
 
2012-09-12 12:56:08 PM
It really pissed of King Tut when someone would grab his boob and say "☥ ☥"
 
2012-09-12 01:01:30 PM

stonicus: hdhale: stonicus: hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.

You certainly missed the point didn't you? If you have a pair of strong binoculars, you can see it as it continues passing over your head.

Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out. Why we are here, what place we have here, what comes after "this", if anything. Billions of people, and really the vast majority of the world population rely on the word of a guy who could have simply bought a new car/chariot/mule/whatever and found a woman that was too young for him instead. It's an interesting point to ponder.

What point, that not believing in something needs to be "founded"? I doubt anyone believes in latin-speaking clams that hide under your pillow at night... there, I just founded the "No-Latin-Speaking-Clams-Under-My-Pillow Movement".

Or were you trying to be silly and failed?


Humans have always anthropomorphized it seems.
 
2012-09-12 01:02:18 PM

Bruxellensis: Because People in power are Stupid: Dahnkster: He gave his life for tourism

[sidesalad.net image 295x228]

Most people don't realize that this song was the inspiration for Philip Glass's Akhnaten opera.

I tried clicking on your link, since I'm a big Philip Glass fan, but my work blocks it with this rationale: "America's Black List"


It's just some scene from the opera. No need to go hack your corporate netnanny.
 
2012-09-12 01:05:30 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Bruxellensis: Because People in power are Stupid: Dahnkster: He gave his life for tourism

[sidesalad.net image 295x228]

Most people don't realize that this song was the inspiration for Philip Glass's Akhnaten opera.

I tried clicking on your link, since I'm a big Philip Glass fan, but my work blocks it with this rationale: "America's Black List"

It's just some scene from the opera. No need to go hack your corporate netnanny.


Yeah, figured as much. It's interesting though, that it would be classified as such.
 
2012-09-12 01:08:34 PM

quatchi: Hold on a second, maybe there is something to this idea of scrapping elections entirely and just letting the people with the biggest breasts run everything.


Norma Stitz For President!

/GIS is NSFW
 
2012-09-12 01:11:16 PM

Dafodude: Someone's going to have a fit over this.


I guffawed at the initial entry to this thread. Nice going!
 
2012-09-12 01:13:37 PM

hdhale: Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out.


I only have 82% of the universe figured out. I'm saving up so that I can get the other 18% next summer.
 
2012-09-12 01:15:32 PM
"Monotheism could be related to epilepsy, or bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, or drug intoxication from a fungus..."

Perhaps the Israelites got LSD-laced fungus in their grain and called it "Manna from Heaven!" As an old Deadhead, I thoroughly endorse this theory.
 
2012-09-12 01:17:32 PM
blog.seattlepi.com

Meh, small boobs, sharp nipples, would not hit.
 
2012-09-12 01:37:38 PM
The critics are in deNile
 
2012-09-12 01:38:47 PM
Epilepsy, King Tut, the invention of monotheism, and breasts? Slip inside my sleeping bag!

i.imgur.com

And I had a vision like Akhenaten on the road to Luxor. And as I journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto Luxor: and suddenly there shone round about him a light out of heaven: and he fell upon the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Akhenhaten, it's cold outside, don't you wanna sleep in? And he said, WTF? And he said, I am Aten, and it shall be told thee what thou must do: look at some pyramids and check out some heads, and whip out your mattress, 'cause there ain't no beds.
 
2012-09-12 01:42:04 PM

DubyaHater: I seem to remember a story in the History Channel where scientists performed an MRI on King Tut and stated and he possibly died of a dental abscess. Maybe it was another Pharoah.


I think that may have been Ramses II? Or one of the Ramses
 
2012-09-12 01:46:41 PM
You Ahk-naten be making fun of Pharohs.
 
2012-09-12 01:46:59 PM
LordOfThePings

cdn.gunaxin.com

Kragypt Industries was one of the only commercial successes in ancient times.


"Purveyors of fine Manzieres to His Majesty since the Middle Kingdom."
 
2012-09-12 01:56:20 PM

quatchi: Whoa, nice tuts.

/Got nothing.


i1197.photobucket.com

Nice Tuts indeed!
 
2012-09-12 01:59:21 PM

Deedeemarz: DubyaHater: I seem to remember a story in the History Channel where scientists performed an MRI on King Tut and stated and he possibly died of a dental abscess. Maybe it was another Pharoah.

I think that may have been Ramses II? Or one of the Ramses


It was the lubricated one.
 
2012-09-12 02:22:00 PM

stonicus: hdhale: stonicus: hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.

You certainly missed the point didn't you? If you have a pair of strong binoculars, you can see it as it continues passing over your head.

Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out. Why we are here, what place we have here, what comes after "this", if anything. Billions of people, and really the vast majority of the world population rely on the word of a guy who could have simply bought a new car/chariot/mule/whatever and found a woman that was too young for him instead. It's an interesting point to ponder.

What point, that not believing in something needs to be "founded"? I doubt anyone believes in latin-speaking clams that hide under your pillow at night... there, I just founded the "No-Latin-Speaking-Clams-Under-My-Pillow Movement".

Or were you trying to be silly and failed?


Atheism, the NEW religion!!!

Atheist alliance international.

http://www.atheistalliance.org/

"Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is a global federation of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, committed to educating its members and the public about atheism, secularism and related issues."


Doesn't sound much different than any other religious group, and I'm sure many of their members are just as douchey.
 
2012-09-12 02:30:27 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com 

/Dat asp!
 
2012-09-12 02:31:07 PM

JackieRabbit: Deedeemarz: DubyaHater: I seem to remember a story in the History Channel where scientists performed an MRI on King Tut and stated and he possibly died of a dental abscess. Maybe it was another Pharoah.

I think that may have been Ramses II? Or one of the Ramses

It was the lubricated one.


Wasn't Ramses famous for having, like, 200 kids? What a poor choice of condom name.
 
2012-09-12 02:47:02 PM

stonicus: hdhale: stonicus: hdhale: Techhell: FTA: "Do we know that a seizure led to monotheism? It's a nice idea, but we don't know," he says. "It's a very interesting hypothesis, but it's just that - there's no definite proof."

So what the article is implying is that monotheism was potentially created by people who were both inbred and mentally unstable?

Why is the world trying to hard to say "THIS, YOU IDIOTS!"?

Actually almost every single major religion was founded by a Caucasian undergoing some sort of midlife crisis. Judaism, Christianity (including Mormonism), Islam, Buddhism, and likely Hinduism.

Oh and so was Atheism. Wouldn't want you to feel left out.

Yeah, atheism is caused by a midlife crisis, since all babies are born with a matural automatic faith and belief in a supernatural deity.

You certainly missed the point didn't you? If you have a pair of strong binoculars, you can see it as it continues passing over your head.

Almost everyone believes that someone has the whole Universe thing figured out. Why we are here, what place we have here, what comes after "this", if anything. Billions of people, and really the vast majority of the world population rely on the word of a guy who could have simply bought a new car/chariot/mule/whatever and found a woman that was too young for him instead. It's an interesting point to ponder.

What point, that not believing in something needs to be "founded"? I doubt anyone believes in latin-speaking clams that hide under your pillow at night... there, I just founded the "No-Latin-Speaking-Clams-Under-My-Pillow Movement".

Or were you trying to be silly and failed?


Not trying to be silly, just making a point for further contemplation. I know, Fark is probably the wrong place to do that.

The cool part though was your absolute over reaction to my statement that Atheists are more or less also taking the word of a middle-aged Caucasian guy who went through a mid life crisis for their view of life, the Universe and everything. It's like I accused you of going to synagogue and eating a ham sandwich. I bet when you have friends over they avoid all possible reference to Christmas out of fear you'll go on a 30 minute rant and spoil their beer buzz.
 
2012-09-12 03:59:42 PM

hdhale: Not trying to be silly, just making a point for further contemplation. I know, Fark is probably the wrong place to do that.

The cool part though was your absolute over reaction to my statement that Atheists are more or less also taking the word of a middle-aged Caucasian guy who went through a mid life crisis for their view of life, the Universe and everything. It's like I accused you of going to synagogue and eating a ham sandwich. I bet when you have friends over they avoid all possible reference to Christmas out of fear you'll go on a 30 minute rant and spoil their beer buzz..


This is a funny.

Which middle aged Caucasian guy are you talking about? There are so many out there who talk up atheism that I'd like to make sure that I'm following the right dude. (Lucky for me I don't need to worry about having followed the wrong dude, since I haven't followed any dude at all yet. I get to start fresh, without the awkwardness of having to break up with another dude, give back his hat and t-shirt, unsubscribe to his newsletter and email list, and close my account in his forums.)

/Is actually agnostic a chimp who flings his own poop at both sides with a shrieking laugh
 
2012-09-12 05:27:30 PM
MIE?

Um, no thanks.
 
2012-09-12 06:34:21 PM

TV's Vinnie: Aren't all religions based on mental disorders?


Perhaps God prefers to use those folks with brain quirks because they're willing to entertain the notion that they're not the end-all, be-all of the Universe.
 
2012-09-12 07:24:53 PM

stonicus: Mouser: TV's Vinnie: Aren't all religions based on mental disorders?

Perhaps God prefers to use those folks with brain quirks because they're willing to entertain the notion that they're not the end-all, be-all of the Universe.

TV's Vinnie: Aren't all religions based on mental disorders?

Just because people believe in things with zero proof (actually have proof against the things they believe), and believe in an imaginary friend who lives in the sky, and believe in magic and sorcery, and think invisible angels come down to talk to them and keep them safe in traffic on the way to work or cured their disease (without any question as to why they got it in the first place) doesn't mean they are mentally ill.


And the picture that neutralizes both your theories:

www.bibleprobe.com
 
2012-09-12 11:16:20 PM

ArmyWarVet: quatchi: Whoa, nice tuts.

/Got nothing.

[i1197.photobucket.com image 850x614]

Nice Tuts indeed!


Sandra Bullock's hot younger sister?
 
2012-09-12 11:17:27 PM

HailRobonia: It really pissed of King Tut when someone would grab his boob and say "☥ ☥"


I groaned so hard at that. So very hard.
 
2012-09-13 11:20:34 AM

Valiente: ArmyWarVet: quatchi: Whoa, nice tuts.

/Got nothing.

[i1197.photobucket.com image 850x614]

Nice Tuts indeed!

Sandra Bullock's hot younger sister?


Nope, Anka Sun Amun from The Mummy.
 
2012-09-13 02:56:10 PM

gopher321: .
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Enjoy my extra mooby goodness.
 
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