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A ‘virtual autopsy’ of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because he suffered from serious genetic physical impairments.

The autopsy, composed of more than 2,000 computer scans, was carried out alongside a…

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Luigi Death Stare: The Pumpkin ⊟
That’s one intimidating Jack O’Luigi. If you want all of this majesty on your own porch, you can download a template from Halloweencostumes.com (thanks to Maddy for the tip!)
While I’m thinking about it, Luigi Death Stare is a pretty good costume option! You can just get a store-bought Luigi costume, and glare menacingly across its fake moustache until the cops arrive.
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Luigi Death Stare: The Pumpkin ⊟

That’s one intimidating Jack O’Luigi. If you want all of this majesty on your own porch, you can download a template from Halloweencostumes.com (thanks to Maddy for the tip!)

While I’m thinking about it, Luigi Death Stare is a pretty good costume option! You can just get a store-bought Luigi costume, and glare menacingly across its fake moustache until the cops arrive.

BUY Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 7, upcoming games
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Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science in the News
An empty coffin in Philadelphia creates more questions about notorious Florida reform school [UPDATE] Strange Remains
On Tuesday October 7th a research team from the University of South Florida (USF) exhumed a grave in Philadelphia belonging to a boy who died under “suspicious circumstances” in 1925. This excavation was related to the continuing investigation of the infamous Dozier School for Boys, a reform school in Marianna, FL. Read more at Strange Remains
Body exhumed in Alabama not fugitive Bradford Bishop The Washington Post
Human remains recently exhumed from an Alabama grave are not those of the notorious fugitive William Bradford Bishop, who is accused of killing five family members with a small sledgehammer in Montgomery County in 1976 and setting their bodies on fire, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Read more at The Washington Post
Police await DNA tests in puzzling missing persons case Chicago Tribune
A bizarre missing persons case has turned into an even stranger murder mystery. Last month, police broke into the home of a dying Indiana woman, Teresa Jarding, and discovered that her husband and her mother were both missing. Read more at Chicago Tribune
Dismembered Body Found In Hegewisch Identified As Missing Man CBS Local
Last week, Chicago Police discovered a dismembered man’s body in the garage of a Hegewisch home. Milan Lekich, a 51-year-old man who had been missing since 2013, used to live in the home. On Tuesday, the body was positively identified as Lekich. His death has been ruled a homicide. Read more at CBS Local
Bodies Get Picked Clean By Vultures In The Name Of Science KPLU 88.5
The Forensic Anthropology Center run by Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas, is one of the few “body farms” in the United States, where people donate their bodies to aid in crime and anthropological research. Read more at KPLU 88.5
Remains of Rene Descartes, father of philosophy, scrutinized by forensic sleuth The Japan Times
After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth on Friday unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy. Read more at The Japan Times.
Archaeology in the News
Nightmare where graves supposedly relocated: Eight sets of remains found in CornishPortland Press Herald
Officials suspect a contractor moved headstones but not the bodies when a cemetery site was cleared for a town hall in the 1920s. Read more at Portland Press Herald
Ancient bones and evidence of medieval church found on building site The Northern Echo
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed ancient human remains and evidence of a medieval church on the site of a new extra care scheme. Read more at The Northern Echo
Ancient Siberian mummy had breast cancer and self-medicated with marijuana The Raw Story
A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports. Read more at The Raw Story
Archaeologists Use 3D Printed Molars of Ancient Citizens to Point Toward ‘Where Berlin Began’ 3D Print
Is a futuristic scientist going to be checking out your chompers six hundred years from now? That’s something to consider, and it says a lot for the longevity and posterity of our teeth. Bioarchaeologist Dr. Kristina Killgrove and her team are using the technology of 3D printing to delve into these ancient tools of mastication found during the Periplatz project, also dubbed (translated) ‘Where Berlin Began.’ Read more at 3D Print
CT Scans Reveal Surprises About Wash U And Saint Louis Art Museum’s Egyptian Mummies St. Louis Public Radio
Washington University radiologists put each mummy through a CT scanner, which uses X-rays to “see” through the mummies’ wrappings, and high-powered computing to generate detailed, 3-D images of the tissues, bones and organs underneath. Read more at St. Louis Public Radio
Britain To Hunt For King Harold’s Body To Test Theory About His Death Business Insider
King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, has long been thought to have been killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But British archaeologists are to test a theory he survived on the anniversary of the famous battle this Tuesday. Read more at Business Insider
Remains of Alexander the Great’s Father Confirmed Found Discovery News
A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis’s mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great’s father. Read more at Discovery News
Strange News
Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards The Daily Beast
This Macabre Restaurant Is Decorated With 10,000 Bones Co.Design
Police: Widow Lived with Husband’s Corpse 13WHAM.com
School’s mystery skeleton is buried after more than 40 years in the classroom Mirror
Header Image: Skeleton of ischiopagus twins on display the Warren Anatomical Museum. Photo via Curious Expeditions Flickr.

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Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science in the News

An empty coffin in Philadelphia creates more questions about notorious Florida reform school [UPDATE] Strange Remains

On Tuesday October 7th a research team from the University of South Florida (USF) exhumed a grave in Philadelphia belonging to a boy who died under “suspicious circumstances” in 1925. This excavation was related to the continuing investigation of the infamous Dozier School for Boys, a reform school in Marianna, FL. Read more at Strange Remains

Body exhumed in Alabama not fugitive Bradford Bishop The Washington Post

Human remains recently exhumed from an Alabama grave are not those of the notorious fugitive William Bradford Bishop, who is accused of killing five family members with a small sledgehammer in Montgomery County in 1976 and setting their bodies on fire, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Read more at The Washington Post

Police await DNA tests in puzzling missing persons case Chicago Tribune

A bizarre missing persons case has turned into an even stranger murder mystery. Last month, police broke into the home of a dying Indiana woman, Teresa Jarding, and discovered that her husband and her mother were both missing. Read more at Chicago Tribune

Dismembered Body Found In Hegewisch Identified As Missing Man CBS Local

Last week, Chicago Police discovered a dismembered man’s body in the garage of a Hegewisch home. Milan Lekich, a 51-year-old man who had been missing since 2013, used to live in the home. On Tuesday, the body was positively identified as Lekich. His death has been ruled a homicide. Read more at CBS Local

Bodies Get Picked Clean By Vultures In The Name Of Science KPLU 88.5

The Forensic Anthropology Center run by Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas, is one of the few “body farms” in the United States, where people donate their bodies to aid in crime and anthropological research. Read more at KPLU 88.5

Remains of Rene Descartes, father of philosophy, scrutinized by forensic sleuth The Japan Times

After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth on Friday unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy. Read more at The Japan Times.

Archaeology in the News

Nightmare where graves supposedly relocated: Eight sets of remains found in CornishPortland Press Herald

Officials suspect a contractor moved headstones but not the bodies when a cemetery site was cleared for a town hall in the 1920s. Read more at Portland Press Herald

Ancient bones and evidence of medieval church found on building site The Northern Echo

ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed ancient human remains and evidence of a medieval church on the site of a new extra care scheme. Read more at The Northern Echo

Ancient Siberian mummy had breast cancer and self-medicated with marijuana The Raw Story

A team of Russian scientists has determined that the Siberian “ice maiden” likely died of breast cancer and used marijuana to treat the pain, The Siberian Times reports. Read more at The Raw Story

Archaeologists Use 3D Printed Molars of Ancient Citizens to Point Toward ‘Where Berlin Began’ 3D Print

Is a futuristic scientist going to be checking out your chompers six hundred years from now? That’s something to consider, and it says a lot for the longevity and posterity of our teeth. Bioarchaeologist Dr. Kristina Killgrove and her team are using the technology of 3D printing to delve into these ancient tools of mastication found during the Periplatz project, also dubbed (translated) ‘Where Berlin Began.’ Read more at 3D Print

CT Scans Reveal Surprises About Wash U And Saint Louis Art Museum’s Egyptian Mummies St. Louis Public Radio

Washington University radiologists put each mummy through a CT scanner, which uses X-rays to “see” through the mummies’ wrappings, and high-powered computing to generate detailed, 3-D images of the tissues, bones and organs underneath. Read more at St. Louis Public Radio

Britain To Hunt For King Harold’s Body To Test Theory About His Death Business Insider

King Harold II, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, has long been thought to have been killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. But British archaeologists are to test a theory he survived on the anniversary of the famous battle this Tuesday. Read more at Business Insider

Remains of Alexander the Great’s Father Confirmed Found Discovery News

A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis’s mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great’s father. Read more at Discovery News

Strange News

Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards The Daily Beast

This Macabre Restaurant Is Decorated With 10,000 Bones Co.Design

Police: Widow Lived with Husband’s Corpse 13WHAM.com

School’s mystery skeleton is buried after more than 40 years in the classroom Mirror

Header Image: Skeleton of ischiopagus twins on display the Warren Anatomical Museum. Photo via Curious Expeditions Flickr.