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(Daily Mail)   After 3,000 years a CT scan reveals the secrets of the singing mummy. Difficulty: Not Susan Boyle   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 11
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2014-04-10 08:40:51 AM
But can they reveal the secrets of the screaming skull?
 
2014-04-10 10:04:37 AM
Hello, this is Sy Greenblum, president of Spatula City. I like the spatulas so much I had one inserted into my head.
 
2014-04-10 10:32:20 AM
It's just passing the time until it wakes up to help Suhtek.
 
2014-04-10 10:38:22 AM
Coming to Scyfy: The Singing Mummy vs Frankenstein's Castrato!
 
2014-04-10 11:10:57 AM
One striking image shows the end of a spatula clearly lodged in the skull of a man who died in Thebes around 600BC

This is why you don't compare your wife's cooking to your mother's.
 
2014-04-10 11:35:46 AM
Any word on when they're going to return all of these stolen artifacts to Egypt?
 
2014-04-10 11:41:29 AM
SINGING DETECTIVE INVESTIGATES SINGING MUMMY

Claims it's a fake
 
2014-04-10 11:52:12 AM

TK-593: Any word on when they're going to return all of these stolen artifacts to Egypt?


NEVER!

Egyptian terrorists keep attacking tourists, the climate is terrible, the food is worse, it's like a Karl Pilkington nightmare spread out over several days or weeks rather than 22 minutes.

It's a shame we looted the world but I think it is for the best that we keep most of the loot because there's no fecking way you can trust the descendants of the people who created all this great stuff to take care of it. Herculaneum-Pompei is crumbling due to neglect by the Italian government, Athens has smog that dissolves East German cars for lunch, Turkey is prone to massive earthquakes and it's only a matter of time before we lose the Santa Sophia, and Egypt just plain sucks as a tourist destination.

Best to leave things alone--the natives can keep what we didn't find or couldn't cart off and we"ll keep the rest.

I feel much the same way about zoos. It may be sad that animals have to live under less than optimal conditions but we need them and they need us. If you sent all the lions and giraffes back they'd just die of canine distemper and poaching.

Zoos and museums serve very useful and important functions. Do you think people are going to keep donate to save the animal campaigns if they never see a tiger or a giraffe? if they can never touch an elephant or throw McDo wrappers at a rhino? No, they will just get more out-of-touch with reality and the natural world until they don't even care what harm corporations, governments, tourists and other ninnies do to them.

It is a heck of a lot easier to fly to London than it is to see anything in Athens or Mumbai or even Kyoto.

The loot is in safe hands, looked after at great expense by people who know and care about it. HANDS OFF THE TREASURES OF THE WORLD. NO LONGER YOURS!  They just want it back to make a quick buck any way. The Museums of the rich world are often open for free on Tuesdays or Thursdays--in some cases all week.
 
2014-04-10 02:35:35 PM

brantgoose: NEVER!

Egyptian terrorists keep attacking tourists, the climate is terrible, the food is worse, it's like a Karl Pilkington nightmare spread out over several days or weeks rather than 22 minutes.

It's a shame we looted the world but I think it is for the best that we keep most of the loot because there's no fecking way you can trust the descendants of the people who created all this great stuff to take care of it. Herculaneum-Pompei is crumbling due to neglect by the Italian government, Athens has smog that dissolves East German cars for lunch, Turkey is prone to massive earthquakes and it's only a matter of time before we lose the Santa Sophia, and Egypt just plain sucks as a tourist destination.

Best to leave things alone--the natives can keep what we didn't find or couldn't cart off and we"ll keep the rest.


Not to mention the proclivity of some to destroy historical treasures because it's an affront to their current religious or social climate.  If the right imam or revolutionary leader said to tear down the pyramids, you know they'd be gone.  Sure the world would protest, but could anyone stop it?
 
2014-04-10 06:21:48 PM
I'm impressed that after 100 years they haven't opened every single one of them.
 
2014-04-11 01:08:47 AM
Duck_of_Doom:
Not to mention the proclivity of some to destroy historical treasures because it's an affront to their current religious or social climate.  If the right imam or revolutionary leader said to tear down the pyramids, you know they'd be gone.  Sure the world would protest, but could anyone stop it?

Yeah, as much as I hate to admit it and would prefer artifacts to be in their home country, that's pretty much spot on.  It's sort of like that giant statue of Buddha some guys in Afghanistan blew up for religious reasons.  Thousands of years old, and they get rid of it just because of how insecure they are in their 'faith'.
 
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