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After 5,000 Years, the Mystery Of Fritz Just Won't End
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2004 | MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG

Posted on 02/03/2004 5:55:32 AM PST by presidio9

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:51:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BOLZANO, South Tyrol -- One spring day in about 3300 B.C., a bearded, 5-foot-3, middle-age man in a bearskin cap was traversing the Tyrolean Alps when a flint arrowhead pierced his fur pelt and bore into his back. He bled to death in the snow.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; archaeology; cantstandsya; frozenfritz; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; iceman; oetzi; otzi; shrinkage; theiceman

1 posted on 02/03/2004 5:55:34 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
The theory collapsed, however, when a closer examination of Fritz revealed that his private parts were intact; they had just been hard to locate because of severe dehydration.
Indeed. Don't they have a patch for that now?
2 posted on 02/03/2004 6:00:46 AM PST by Asclepius (karma vigilante)
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To: presidio9
His private parts were shriveled up because he was married to the greatgreatgreatgreatgreat grandmother of Hillary Clinton. This was all confirmed when, in addition to the arrowhead in his back, they found an ashtray imbedded in the back of his skull...
3 posted on 02/03/2004 6:04:22 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
LOL. I knew that there was something missing from this story. In the hands of folks like Dieter there[who would have a hard time distinguishing his elbow from another bodily part] , I feared the truth would not ever come out. You have pierced the veil.
4 posted on 02/03/2004 6:15:55 AM PST by ontos-on
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To: presidio9
Frozen Fritz

So that's where Mondale wound up.

5 posted on 02/03/2004 6:18:42 AM PST by N. Theknow (Be a glowworm, a glowworm's never glum, cuz how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum.)
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To: presidio9
It'll be funny if Chenoweth translates that rock in Central America and it says something like, "Oetzi got hit by flint arrowhead in Tyrollean Alps."
6 posted on 02/03/2004 6:19:38 AM PST by Savage Beast (Whom will the terrorists vote for? Not George W. Bush--that's for sure! ~Happy2BMe)
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To: presidio9
I thought that parts were no longer private. Am I mistaken?
7 posted on 02/03/2004 6:22:58 AM PST by Piquaboy
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To: EternalVigilance
Say what you will about Hillary, but you gotta admit her meltdowns are not televized. That takes self-control. (Of course, she doesn't want to control herself--she wants to control everybody else.)
8 posted on 02/03/2004 6:24:49 AM PST by Savage Beast (Whom will the terrorists vote for? Not George W. Bush--that's for sure! ~Happy2BMe)
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To: presidio9
Actual conversion of Euros to dollars would be that E150,000 = $188,200.
9 posted on 02/03/2004 6:31:16 AM PST by Redbob
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To: presidio9
Private parts missing in Bolzano? Think about it ...
10 posted on 02/03/2004 6:33:21 AM PST by catpuppy
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To: presidio9
The name Oetzi is not a local dialect form of Fritz, but comes from the name of the place where the body was found.
11 posted on 02/03/2004 6:38:27 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: EternalVigilance
I like your response.
12 posted on 02/03/2004 6:45:50 AM PST by freekitty
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Private Parts missing? Was Fritz married to a Lorena Bobbitt ancestor?
13 posted on 02/03/2004 6:47:59 AM PST by BadAndy
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To: presidio9
Europeans are so starved for entertainment that 150,000 of 'em drive to see a dead body but Euro Disney can't make it. What an inscrutable people.

The iceman draws about 150,000 additional tourists and $4.9 million annually to Bolzano

14 posted on 02/03/2004 6:54:02 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
Bush just gave him amnesty and a green card...
15 posted on 02/03/2004 7:15:07 AM PST by pabianice
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To: presidio9

Somebody say fritz?

16 posted on 02/03/2004 7:40:55 AM PST by SGCOS
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To: EternalVigilance
He was in the Alps for thousands of years....

Can you say "shrinkage".

ts

17 posted on 02/03/2004 7:50:28 AM PST by Tanniker Smith
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To: Asclepius

Apparently the scientists do not know about "shrinkage." Those glaciers can be very cold.

PS> I am hughly disappointed that nobody picked up on the "Iceman" gag in my initial post. Too obscure?

18 posted on 02/03/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9
Remaining mysteries? Let's just send Bob Woodward over to interview him ....
19 posted on 02/03/2004 8:12:48 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Asclepius
I think they adertised for a cure for that during the Superbowl.
20 posted on 02/03/2004 8:22:14 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (This space for rent)
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To: presidio9
Reparations!
21 posted on 02/03/2004 8:31:14 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
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To: DManA
Europeans are so starved for entertainment that 150,000 of 'em drive to see a dead body

Including, no doubt, tens of thousands of French people this summer who drove to see a dead old guy on ice, leaving another dead old guy roasting at home.

22 posted on 02/03/2004 9:11:37 AM PST by presidio9 (FREE MARTHA)
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To: presidio9
C'mon, Walter Mondale isn't *that* old!
23 posted on 02/03/2004 11:43:59 AM PST by NYCVirago
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