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(Some Guy)   Sometimes pulling your head out can be a Herculean task   (thenationalherald.com) divider line
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2022-06-26 5:22:08 PM  
The years have, uh, not been kind.
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2022-06-26 5:22:29 PM  
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2022-06-26 5:24:33 PM  
TIL Hercules was a butterface.
 
2022-06-26 5:25:22 PM  
How do they know it's Hercules?
 
2022-06-26 5:26:40 PM  
In light of recent SCOTUS activity, it's worth making the effort though.
 
2022-06-26 5:28:47 PM  
As reported by The Guardian, Professor Lorenz Baumer, said, "it's an impressive marble piece. It is twice life size, has a big beard, a very particular face, and short hair. There is no doubt it is Hercules," describing characteristics that represent one of the greatest heroic figures of Greek and Roman mythology.

TIL that Brian Blessed is the real Hercules

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2022-06-26 5:32:46 PM  
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2022-06-26 5:33:37 PM  

Nirbo: TIL Hercules was a butterface.

Lady GaG - Butterface (Poker Face Parody)
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2022-06-26 5:33:47 PM  

Raoul Eaton: How do they know it's Hercules?


Dental records.
 
2022-06-26 5:39:58 PM  
Head, you say?
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2022-06-26 6:08:47 PM  
Removing Kevin Sorbo's head from his ass would indeed be hard.
 
2022-06-26 6:15:30 PM  

Nick el Ass: Removing Kevin Sorbo's head from his ass would indeed be hard.


Came to say the same thing, but then I realized this isn't the PolTab.

/ The statement stands, though.
 
2022-06-26 6:25:02 PM  

Mega Steve: As reported by The Guardian, Professor Lorenz Baumer, said, "it's an impressive marble piece. It is twice life size, has a big beard, a very particular face, and short hair. There is no doubt it is Hercules," describing characteristics that represent one of the greatest heroic figures of Greek and Roman mythology.

TIL that Brian Blessed is the real Hercules

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HERCULES IS STILL ALIVE!
 
2022-06-26 6:36:04 PM  

Raoul Eaton: How do they know it's Hercules?


His mom sewed his name inside his underwear.
 
2022-06-26 7:00:58 PM  
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2022-06-26 7:04:02 PM  

Mikey1969: Raoul Eaton: How do they know it's Hercules?

His mom sewed his name inside his underwear.


There is only one way that can end:

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2022-06-26 7:24:12 PM  
I hope this was filmed in 4k . I can't dive anymore but really wanted to see that wreck. Not to touch, mind , just to see .
 
2022-06-26 7:37:47 PM  
I heard they also found the User Manual/Tablets for the Antikythera Mechanism...
"Congratulations on your purchase. With care, regular maintenance ( applying the regular gear updates when delivered) , your device should give you years of useful ..."
 
2022-06-26 7:38:31 PM  
I think it was a Greek ship making it "Heracles".

/Pedant
 
2022-06-26 7:46:28 PM  
Apropos of nothing, pulling your head out of your ass is actually a pretty herculean task that few are capable of.
 
2022-06-26 7:55:01 PM  
Do any Farkers know if it's possible to restore an item like the one in TFA? I'm thinking it's unlikely, probably because the original marble has crumbled or been replaced by plant matter in places.
 
2022-06-26 8:29:14 PM  
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2022-06-26 8:31:01 PM  

Spermbot: Do any Farkers know if it's possible to restore an item like the one in TFA? I'm thinking it's unlikely, probably because the original marble has crumbled or been replaced by plant matter in places.


Anything is restoreable, if you're brave enough.
 
2022-06-26 9:03:21 PM  

Raoul Eaton: How do they know it's Hercules?


It says quite clearly in the legend that he had a head like a badly overcooked chicken nugget.
 
2022-06-26 9:50:15 PM  

TheOtherDub: I heard they also found the User Manual/Tablets for the Antikythera Mechanism...
"Congratulations on your purchase. With care, regular maintenance ( applying the regular gear updates when delivered) , your device should give you years of useful ..."


Please connect your device to the super-long driveshaft coming out of the City-State of Athens.  Once connected, the warranty you purchase will sync with your cogs and begin automatic operations.  Failure to sync, or an attempt to connect to the driveshaft from another Greek city-state, will result in impaired operations of your device.
 
2022-06-27 1:30:23 AM  
might have looked better, might have looked worse.
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2022-06-27 5:13:32 AM  
Behold! The Mighty Hercules!

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2022-06-27 7:56:09 PM  

Raoul Eaton: How do they know it's Hercules?



Apparently, its supposed to be obvious, based on the photo caption...


Marble head of a male bearded figure, bigger than life size, which at first sight can be identified with Herakles (Hercules).
 
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