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  • New 'Human' Fossil Borders on Fraud (article)

    11/14/2013 8:15:39 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 13, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    New 'Human' Fossil Borders on Fraud by Brian Thomas, M.S. * An international team of paleoanthropologists reported discovering the earliest human fossils found outside Africa at a dig in the country of Georgia.1 The team told Science that one specimen, "skull 5," is so different from other humans that it significantly widens the range of variation within ancient mankind. The Guardian wrote that among the human remains in Dmanisi researchers found a "spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor," but there is actually more proof against this claim.2 The team found clearly human skeleton parts, along with five skulls...
  • Skull discovery suggests early man was single species

    10/17/2013 3:19:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    AFP News ^ | October 17, 2013
    A stunningly well-preserved skull from 1.8 million years ago offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast array of different looks, researchers said Thursday. With a tiny brain about a third the size of a modern human's, protruding brows and jutting jaws like an ape, the skull was found in the remains of a medieval hilltop city in Scranton, Georgia, said the study in the journal Science.
  • Archaeologist sues over use of artifact likeness in Indiana Jones crystal skull

    12/09/2012 4:48:58 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    A Belize archaeologist is suing the makers of a blockbuster ‘Indiana Jones’ film for using a likeness of a so-called Crystal Skull, which he says is a stolen national treasure. Dr. Jaime Awe claims the skull was stolen from Belize 88 years ago, and that filmmakers had no right to use a model of it in 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In a lawsuit filed in Illinois this week, Awe is demanding the return of the Crystal Skull, which he says is a national treasure, from a treasure-hunting family who...
  • Nigerian charged with skull possession

    09/28/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 28, 2012
    IBADAN, Nigeria, - Police in Nigeria said a 75-year-old herbalist was arrested on allegations of possessing human skulls. Ibadan police said Ahmed Akekaka was arrested after investigators discovered two human skulls stored in a container at his home in Apete, a suburb of Ibadan, The Nation reported Friday. Investigators said Akekaka admitted the objects belonged to him, but he denied they were human skills. Police spokesman Daniel Oboyi said the skulls have been sent to a lab to confirm whether they came from humans.
  • Boy Scouts find small child's skull in lake they were cleaning

    01/31/2012 12:46:46 PM PST · by Charlespg · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:05 PM on 31st January 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A human skull found by two teenage Boy Scouts in a lake has sparked off a police investigation - who believe it may belong to a small child. Hollywood police say divers spent Monday morning searching Oak Lake Park, looking for bones and other evidence. Spokeswoman Lt Diana Pereira says that so far they haven't found anything after the two 15-year-olds found the skull over the weekend.
  • Is this an alien skull? Mystery of giant-headed mummy found in Peru

    11/19/2011 8:07:52 AM PST · by Perdogg · 87 replies
    A mummified elongated skull found in Peru could finally prove the existence of aliens. The strangely shaped head - almost as big as its 50cm (20in) body - has baffled anthropologists. It was one of two sets of remains found in the city of Andahuaylillas in the southern province of Quispicanchi.
  • 1879 London murder mystery solved

    07/06/2011 7:02:39 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    A murder mystery dating back to 1879 has been finally resolved aftera skull unearthed in BBC legend David Attenborough's garden was formally recognised as that of a woman murdered by her maid 132 years ago. Julia Martha Thomas, a wealthy widow aged 55, was killed by her 29-year-old housekeeper Kate Webster very close to Park Road in well-to-do Richmond, but her head was never found. The case became known as the 'Barnes Mystery', which gripped London at the time.
  • Peruvian mayor blackmailed with father's stolen skull

    09/25/2010 12:05:51 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24 Sept 2010 | By Dan Collyns
    Thieves have tried to blackmail a Peruvian small-town mayor into withdrawing his re-election bid by claiming to have stolen his late father's skull, police say. The thieves dug up the body of Rogelio Vizcarra's father and then sent him a text message. Mr Vizcarra, mayor of San Cristobal in southern Peru, says the message sender offered to return the skull if he withdrew his bid for re-election. But he says he still plans to run. Police in the small town near Moquegua say the grave robbers unearthed the remains of Juan Vizcarra, who died in 1978, removing the skull and...
  • Family sues Hennepin County for keeping son's head (MN)

    03/23/2010 4:26:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 384+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/23/10 | James Walsh
    Why did a former Hennepin County pathologist keep the skull of a murder victim on whom he conducted an autopsy in 1978? No one knows. Dr. Kenneth Osterberg took the answer with him when he died in 2000. But the discovery of Ricky McGuire's skull in Osterberg's garage two years ago not only raised that question, it has now spawned a federal lawsuit, filed this week against the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the Hennepin County Medical Center and the mortuary that buried the body. McGuire's family never knew they'd buried the 17-year-old without his head. No one ever told them....
  • Colonial-era skull to get military burial in Conn.

    11/25/2009 8:45:57 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 698+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 25
    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Colonial-era skull believed to belong to a Revolutionary War soldier is set to be reburied in Connecticut with full military honors. The unidentified skull was discovered in the 1840s when railroad tracks were being laid near where 46 soldiers died of smallpox. British troops had captured the soldiers in 1776 and abandoned them by what is now Milford Cemetery. Experts have determined the skull belonged to a man of European descent who was between 25 and 35 years old....
  • Where in the World is Hitler's Skull?

    09/28/2009 2:07:08 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 43 replies · 2,567+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/28/2009 | Sky News/Fox News
    A skull long believed to be that of Adolf Hitler actually belonged to a woman, according to an American scientist who has taken DNA samples from it. The skull was taken by Soviet forces in 1945 when they found charred remains outside the Nazi dictator's bunker in Berlin. The Russians said at the time that the findings backed claims that Hitler had shot himself on April 30, 1945, and then been cremated along with his wife, Eva Braun. Now, however, archaeologist and bone specialist Nick Bellantoni says the skull really belonged to a woman aged under 40 and not Hitler...
  • Tests could link skull to 1857 massacre

    05/20/2009 7:03:27 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 69 replies · 1,350+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For decades it sat on a shelf in a brown cardboard box -- a skull pierced in the back with an apparent bullet hole and linked by a typewritten note to a dark and violent chapter in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Found in a pawnshop 27 years ago, the specimen is now in the hands of the Idaho state archaeologist. Ken Reid is supervising tests to determine whether the skull belongs to a victim of the Mountain Meadows massacre of 1857, when 120 men, women and children from...
  • It's a Skull, But What Kind?[Texas]

    05/12/2009 7:07:18 AM PDT · by BGHater · 46 replies · 2,172+ views
    DFW News ^ | 09 May 2009 | Scott Gordon
    Workers unearth unusual skull in North Dallas A plumber working on a construction project outside a North Dallas school unearthed a mysterious skull. “We all know it’s a primate,” said David Evans, 25, of Alvarado. “We just don’t know which kind.” The skull was buried about five feet underground, he said. It’s six inches from front to back and two inches wide. Most of the teeth, including one-inch canines, are intact. Evans said the skull was discovered last week at the St. Alcuin Montessori School near Churchill Way and Preston Road. A noted anthropologist for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s...
  • Rare Magic Inscription on Human Skull

    04/21/2009 5:23:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies · 654+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | March/April 2009 | By Dan Levene
    Not long ago, the well-known collector Shlomo Moussaieff acquired two earthenware bowls, the open ends of which were adjoined to form a kind of case—inside the case was an ancient human skull. A magic incantation, written in Aramaic, was inscribed on the skull. BAR readers already know about the more than two thousand magic incantation bowls that have survived from third–seventh-century C.E. Jewish communities in Babylonia. The incantation bowls were made at the same time and in the very communities that produced the most intricate, complex and revered accomplishment of rabbinic Judaism, the Babylonian Talmud. Although some have deemed the...
  • Bizarre, elongated skulls found in Siberia

    03/12/2009 11:00:58 AM PDT · by BGHater · 65 replies · 3,209+ views
    Digitial Journal ^ | 28 Feb 2009 | Adriana Stuijt
    This one-minute video shows skulls dating from the 4th century AD, excavated near Omsk, Siberia by Russian archeologists. They show a prominent deformation which they said was created by skull clamping or binding of newborns crania. Archeologists deem these too strange to be publicly displayed in the city museum. From the front the skulls look like that of a normal human, but when turned to the side it's clear that this is not the case. The skulls are grossly elongated. Scholars at the Omsk Museum of History and Culture have no conclusive answer as to the origins of these skulls,...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • Smithsonian Puts Mysterious Crystal Skull on Display

    09/23/2008 4:04:46 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 27 replies · 517+ views
    foxnews ^ | Wednesday, July 09, 2008
    WASHINGTON — Some mysteries are such fun you almost don't want to know the truth. That may help explain why people are fascinated with crystal skulls. "People like to believe in something greater than themselves," Smithsonian anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh said, and crystal skulls are mysterious and beautiful.
  • Surgeons Remodel Baby's 'Football-Shaped' Skull

    07/29/2008 9:41:40 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 18 replies · 232+ views
    KY3.com, via FoxNews.com ^ | 07/29/2008 | Lisa Rose, KY3 News
    Matthew Hodgson seemed perfect when he was born, but his parents knew there was a problem...Essentially, Matthew’s skull was growing into the shape of a football...
  • Police: 3 Suspects Used Corpse Skull to Make Bong

    05/09/2008 7:22:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies · 167+ views
    FOX 26 ^ | May 8, 2008
    HOUSTON -- Police have charged three suspects accused of using the skull of a corpse buried in a Kingwood cemetery to make a bong. Kevin Wade Jones, 17, Matthew Richard Gonzalez, 17, and a 16-year-old boy were all charged with one count of desecrating a corpse. The suspects are accused of digging up the skull of an 11-year-old boy buried in a cemetery for African American war veterans and using it to smoke marijuana.
  • Incan Skull Surgery

    04/26/2008 7:32:58 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 595+ views
    Science News ^ | 4-25-2008 | Bruce Bower
    Incan skull surgery By Bruce BowerApril 25th, 2008 Holes in ancient skulls reflect skilled medical careHealing Hole in the HeadANCIENT SURGERY A new analysis of ancient skulls reveals skills of Incan healers in cranial cutting.Valerie AndrushkoWhen Incan healers scraped or cut a hunk of bone out of a person’s head, they meant business. Practitioners of this technique, known as trepanation, demonstrated great skill more than 500 years ago in treating warriors’ head wounds and possibly other medical problems, rarely causing infections or killing their patients, two anthropologists find. Trepanation emerged as a promising but dangerous medical procedure by about 1,000...
  • Skull Returns To Final Rest Place

    04/11/2008 10:16:12 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 130+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-11-2008
    Skull returns to final rest place The skull is believed to be that of a woman in her 50s A rare 2,000-year-old Roman skull has been returned to the cave beneath the Yorkshire Dales where it was discovered by divers in 1996. Archaeologists were called in after cave divers unearthed human bones in what is believed to be one of the most important cave discoveries ever made. The skull dates to the 2nd Century and is that of a local woman in her 50s. It was stored at Sheffield University for carbon-dating and recently returned to the cave, which has...
  • Skull Changes Show Time Of Human-Neandertal Split

    03/18/2008 7:11:34 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,059+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 3-17-2008 | Scott Morris
    Skull Changes Show Time of Human-Neandertal Split Scott Norris for National Geographic NewsMarch 17, 2008 Gradual changes in human skull size and shape suggest a split between humans and Neandertals (often spelled Neanderthals) about 300,000 to 400,000 years ago, according to a new study. The work provides the first estimate a divergence date for modern humans and Neandertals based on the rate of change of physical characteristics. Genetic Drift Just as DNA changes accumulate over time and provide a kind of "molecular clock" by which the separation of closely related species can be dated, evolved differences in physical form can...
  • Does Skull Prove That The First Americans Came From Europe?

    11/24/2007 11:28:47 AM PST · by blam · 90 replies · 930+ views
    UTexas.edu ^ | 12-03-2002 | Steve Conner
    Does skull prove that the first Americans came from Europe? By Steve Connor Science Editor 03 December 2002 Scientists in Britain have identified the oldest skeleton ever found on the American continent in a discovery that raises fresh questions about the accepted theory of how the first people arrived in the New World. The skeleton's perfectly preserved skull belonged to a 26-year-old woman who died during the last ice age on the edge of a giant prehistoric lake which once formed around an area now occupied by the sprawling suburbs of Mexico City. Scientists from Liverpool's John Moores University and...
  • Soldier Survives Knife in Skull

    11/01/2007 11:07:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 22 replies · 2,801+ views
    Good Morning America ^ | 31 Oct 2007 | GMA
    Bob Woodruff Talks to an Army Sergeant With an Amazing Story of Survival Of all the injuries in the war in Iraq, the one Sgt. Dan Powers sustained was among the most unusual. Powers, a member of the Army's 118th MP Company Airborne, was in eastern Baghdad investigating an explosion when suddenly an Iraqi walked up to him and stabbed him in the right side of his head. He didn't know what hit him. "It felt like someone kind of clothesline tackled me and a thump on the side of the head, like a bang," he said. An Iraqi teenager...
  • Doctors remove bullet from Chinese woman's skull - 64 years after it entered

    05/29/2007 7:30:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 581+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | May 29, 2007
    SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Chinese doctors have removed a three-centimetre-long bullet from a woman's skull - 64 years after she was shot by Japanese Imperial Army troops, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Jin Guangying, 77, left hospital on May 3 and is reportedly in good condition following the four-hour operation, the Shanghai Daily said. "It's a miracle," Zhou Hong, the head of surgery at Renci Hospital in Jin's native province of Jiangsu, was quoted as saying.
  • 4600-Year-Old Skulls From Iraq To Get CT Scan

    04/14/2007 8:30:28 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 806+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 4-14-2007 | Ron Todt
    Posted on Fri, Apr. 13, 2007 4600-year-old skulls from Iraq to get CT scanRon Todt The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA - A pair of 4,600-year-old skulls from Iraq will be given a CT scan that promises to reveal the faces of two of the dozens of sacrificial victims found decades ago in the remains of an ancient Sumerian city. The procedure will be done Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on the skulls of a young woman adorned with gold ornaments and a man wearing a copper helmet, both found in the southern Iraq city of Ur in...
  • Golf Course Crew Finds Skull in Fairway

    03/24/2007 8:55:18 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 58 replies · 1,454+ views
    (03-20) 04:42 PDT Mundelein, Ill. (AP) -- Golf course workers uncovering the tees for the season discovered a human skull at a suburban Chicago club and found bones nearby in the fairway, authorities said. The skull was spotted Monday near the 14th tee of the Prairie Course, one of two 18-hole courses at the Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein, according to Lake County Forest Preserve Police Chief John Galford. "It was laying there, right in the middle of the fairway," Galford said. He said the identity and gender of the person had not been determined, but the skull had some...
  • Hobbit Skeptics Split On What A Second Skull Would Mean

    02/07/2007 3:47:50 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 628+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 2-6-2007 | JR Minkel
    February 06, 2007 Hobbit Skeptics Split on What a Second Skull Would Mean Advocates of a human Hobbit reveal what--if anything--would make them soften their stance By JR Minkel Image: COURTESY OF KIRK E. SMITH/Electronic Radiology Laboratory, Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyDOUBLE TROUBLE? A second small Hobbit skull similar to the first [right] would convince some skeptics—but not all of them—that they are dealing with a new species, as opposed to a dwarf or a diseased human [left]. For three years researchers have feuded over the rightful classification of the Hobbit, a diminutive, 18,000-year-old specimen unearthed from the Indonesian island of...
  • Trophy Skull Sheds Light on Ancient Wari Empire

    01/24/2007 4:48:10 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 809+ views
    Newswise ^ | 1-24-2007
    Trophy Skull Sheds Light on Ancient Wari Empire Earthwatch volunteers working with Dr. Mary Glowacki (Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research) in Peru unearthed a previously unknown cemetery and found a trophy skull from the Wari civilization. The finds give researchers further insight into the rise and fall of the Wari Empire that lived high in the Andes 1,500 to 1,000 years ago. Courtesy of Mary Glowacki Earthwatch-supported archaeologist Dr. Mary Glowacki (Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research) holds a vessel excavated from an elite cemetary at the ancient Wari site of Cotocotuyoc. Spectacular finds include the "trophy" skull of a warrior...
  • Skull suggests human-Neanderthal link (found in a cave in Romania)

    01/15/2007 4:48:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,503+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/07 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - A skull found in a cave in Romania includes features of both modern humans and Neanderthals, possibly suggesting that the two may have interbred thousands of years ago. Neanderthals were replaced by early modern humans. Researchers have long debated whether the two groups mixed together, though most doubt it. The last evidence for Neanderthals dates from at least 24,000 years ago. The skull bearing both older and modern characteristics is discussed in a paper by Erik Trinkaus of Washington University in St. Louis. The report appears in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The...
  • Caption this tattoo.

    01/03/2007 9:18:47 AM PST · by Sax · 52 replies · 1,345+ views
    UNK | 1/3/07 | None
  • Skull scandal 'disgusts' Germany

    10/25/2006 11:36:08 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 49 replies · 1,901+ views
    <p>BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called photos of German soldiers in Afghanistan playing with a skull "shocking and disgusting," and Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung said those involved will be dealt with harshly.</p> <p>One image was published on the cover of the national tabloid Bild, under the words "Schock Fotos."</p>
  • DFU SONG: The Way We Were (Drudge had it - Babs next to the putrid rotting skull)

    09/22/2006 10:56:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 743+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Drudge put these photos next to each other. Way to go, Matt. MIDI - THE WAY WE WERE Memories before Brolin went insane He could just not take it any more Oh, such mental pain When it's bedtime and he's turning off the light He was next to something hideous I feel for his plight He could have really made a better choice Perhaps a putrid old rotting skull If only he had listened to my voice Yes, he could have...should have Memories...running naked down the street He was screaming as the neighbors watched The loss of his mind's complete...
  • Did Drudge Do This Intentionally??? (Hilarious Side by Side Pic of Streisand and Skull)

    09/21/2006 9:33:13 AM PDT · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 68 replies · 3,625+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 09-21-2006 | DrudgeReport
    At this moment, for two different stories, Drudge is showing the following pics side by side.
  • Montreal Family Seeks Sister's Missing Head

    04/26/2006 4:44:17 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 16 replies · 586+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | April 26, 2005 | Canadian Press
    LONGUEUIL, Que. — A distraught family is offering $10,000 for clues to help solve a gruesome mystery involving a 68-year-old woman whose body was decapitated in a funeral home last July. “Every morning we wake up and we say `Where is the head?’ ” said 63-year-old Ghyslaine Lemay, a sister of Cecile Lemay whose family has lived in torment ever since the bizarre incident. Several of Lemay’s relatives held a news conference Wednesday to appeal for help after police admitted their investigation is no further advanced than it was last summer when the funeral home was vandalized. While the family...
  • Stem Cells From Fat Used to Repair Skull

    12/17/2004 2:55:15 AM PST · by MikefromOhio · 46 replies · 1,404+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 17 December 2004 | MALCOLM RITTER
    Surgeons have used stem cells from fat to help repair skull damage in a 7-year-old girl in Germany, in what's apparently the first time such fat-derived cells have been exploited to grow bone in a human. The girl had been injured two years before in a fall, which destroyed several areas of her skull totaling nearly 19 square inches, the German researchers reported. Other surgeons had failed to correct the defects, and the girl wore a protective helmet. Her brain could sometimes be seen pulsating through the missing areas of her skull. But several weeks after the stem-cell surgery, she...
  • Stripper skips hearing over human hand, skulls

    07/26/2006 2:02:36 PM PDT · by Axhandle · 15 replies · 805+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 26 July 2006 | Reuters
    Topless waitress refuses to say where she got hand nicknamed ‘Freddy’ NEW YORK - A stripper from New Jersey faced criminal charges Wednesday after police found a severed hand and six human skulls in her home. Linda Kay, 31, was due to be arraigned Wednesday for improper disposition of human remains. Police said she was arrested Friday. Officers responded to a report of a man wanting to kill himself with a hammer, but instead discovered a hand inside a jar filled with formaldehyde on a dresser in a bedroom. Six human skulls were found in an upstairs bedroom, South Plainfield...
  • Body parts found in nude dancer's home

    07/26/2006 11:09:45 AM PDT · by Smogger · 24 replies · 765+ views
    The Daily Bulletin (AP) ^ | 7/25/2006 | AP
    SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - A severed hand was found at the home of an exotic dancer who decorated her home with skulls, and she was charged with improper disposition of human remains, authorities said. Friends said the hand had been given to the woman by a medical student. Police responding to a report of a suicidal person at the home of 31-year-old Linda Kay discovered the large, roughly severed hand in a jar of formaldehyde on a bedroom dresser, according to the police report. The subject of the suicidal person report was not located, authorities said. Six skulls were found...
  • Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds

    07/06/2006 1:09:03 AM PDT · by sully777 · 26 replies · 541+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 5, 2006 7:58am ET | By Bappa Majumdar
    KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off. Doctors say a large, dead section of 25-year-old electrician Sambhu Roy's skull came away Sunday after severe burns starved it of blood. "When he came to us late last year, his scalp was completely burned and within months it came off exposing the skull," Ratan Lal Bandyopadhyay, the surgeon who treated Roy told Reuters Wednesday. "Later, we noticed that the part of his skull was loosening due to...
  • Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds (Open Mind Alert)

    07/05/2006 6:49:20 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 73 replies · 1,794+ views
    Yahoo | 7/5/06
    Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds By Bappa Majumdar 1 hour, 46 minutes ago KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off. Doctors say a large, dead section of 25-year-old electrician Sambhu Roy's skull came away Sunday after severe burns starved it of blood. "When he came to us late last year, his scalp was completely burned and within months it came off exposing the skull," Ratan Lal Bandyopadhyay, the surgeon who treated Roy...
  • Teen Who Cut Off Corpse's Head To Make Bong Sentenced (Dave's not here)

    06/29/2006 10:22:06 AM PDT · by Sax · 36 replies · 1,035+ views
    WKMG ^ | 6/29/06 | WKMG Local 6 News
    Friends Say Buckalew Told Them He Did It Out Of Boredom POSTED: 12:52 pm EDT June 29, 2006 ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. -- A Vermont teenager has been sentenced to prison for breaking into a tomb and cutting the head off a corpse. Nickolas Buckalew, 18, of Morrisville, Vt., pleaded guilty two charges. One was a felony count of intentionally removing or injuring a tombstone. The other was a felony charge of intentionally disinterring and carrying away the remains of a human body. Buckalew was sentenced to between one and seven years in prison and was given credit for serving 14...
  • Earliest hominid: Not a hominid at all?

    06/19/2006 7:08:06 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 81 replies · 1,713+ views
    University of Michigan News Service ^ | June 19, 2006 | Laura Bailey
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The earliest known hominid fossil, which dates to about 7 million years ago, is actually some kind of ape, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Michigan. The finding, they say, suggests scientists should rethink whether we actually descended from apes resembling chimpanzees, which are considered our closest relatives. U-M anthropologist Milford Wolpoff and colleagues examined images and the original paper published on the discovery of the Toumaï cranium (TM 266) or Sahelanthropus tchadensis, as well as a computer reconstruction of the skull. Two other colleagues were actually able to examine the skull,...
  • Mysterious Arctic skull raises questions about what animals once roamed North

    05/30/2006 11:20:11 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    CNews ^ | 30 May 2006 | JOHN THOMPSON
    IQALUIT, Nunavut (CP) - A mysterious skull discovered on the edge of the Arctic Circle has sparked interest in what creatures roamed Baffin Island in the distant past, and what life a warming climate may support in the future. Andrew Dialla, a resident of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, says he found the skull protruding from the frozen tundra during a walk near the shore with his daughter about a month ago. The horned skull is about the size of a man's fist. It resembles a baby caribou skull, except at that age, a caribou wouldn't have antlers, researchers and elders have pointed...
  • My neighbor's dog brought home a human skull, what

    09/27/2004 12:19:18 PM PDT · by jilley · 278 replies · 22,016+ views
    should I do? We live out in the country and the dog brought it home a few weeks ago. She says she wants to keep it for decoration and it is now stuck on her fence post. When I take her the paper every day, it creeps me out. Her dog is always leaving deer horns in my yard also, so it must be out there killing deer and breaking their horns off.
  • Britney's baby in cracked skull emergency

    04/12/2006 1:48:46 PM PDT · by Kjobs · 37 replies · 1,017+ views
    Surrey Online ^ | 4/12/06 | Helen Forster
    Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline are being investigated after their baby son suffered a fractured skull and blood clot in a high-chair fall. The new mother-of-one, whose pop career had slowly declined since her split with super-star Justin Timberlake, rushed her son to hospital after he fell from his highchair in their kitchen, the Sun reported. The tiny tot - Sean Preston - just seven months old is said to have been in the care of a nanny when he hit the floor hard in the shock fall. After being given the all clear by a GP immediately after...
  • Doctors reattach piece of Sharon's skull

    04/05/2006 1:41:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies · 577+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, April 5, 2006 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Doctors reattached a piece of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's skull on Wednesday, a day after the surgery was delayed because of a respiratory infection, hospital officials said. The operation was the eighth for Sharon since he suffered a debilitating stroke on January 4. Doctors had removed the piece of skull during a previous operation on his brain. "The surgery that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was supposed to have yesterday took place today and ended successfully a short while ago," Hadassah Hospital said in a statement. Sharon was taken back to his room in the intensive care unit,...
  • Bomb Blasts Hit India (Man with freaking enormous head guards temple)

    03/08/2006 12:03:03 PM PST · by dead · 128 replies · 3,853+ views
    Indian policeman stand gaurd outside of the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. Indian police shot dead an Islamic militant suspected of links to a triple bombing that killed 23 people in Hinduism's holy city of Varanasi and sparked a nationwide alert.(AFP/Marinder Nanu)
  • Skull Fashion: Drop-Dead Gorgeous?

    03/02/2006 5:15:42 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 85 replies · 2,426+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | Wednesday, March 01, 2006 | Samantha Jonas-Hain
    Skull Fashion: Drop-Dead Gorgeous? Wednesday, March 01, 2006 By Samantha Jonas-Hain Skinny celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are finding new ways to flaunt their bones as grim reaper fashion statements breathe life into this season's hottest trends. Taking their cue from bottles of arsenic, fashion designers around the world are going gaga for Mr. Skull and Crossbones, adorning everything from jeans to jewelry with his bony image. "We shipped the first skull jacket out in October and it blew out of the stores," said Melissa Hodgson, president of Anoname, a company that sells denim embroidered jackets and jeans to Macy's stores...
  • Oldest Hominid Skull In Australia Found Near Bega (7 Million Years Old)

    01/13/2006 4:46:20 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,286+ views
    Oldest hominid skull in Australia found near Bega Friday, 13 January 2006 THE endocast of a primitive hominid-like skull was recovered from among the rubble of a volcanic plug in the Bega district in May 2005 The find could suggest that a race of ancestral hominids had evolved in Australia from tree-dwelling primate ancestors by seven million years ago. This is well before our primate ancestors supposedly left the trees for a terrestrial existence in Africa around six million years ago! The fossil was discovered by noted prehistory researcher Rex Gilroy of Katoomba NSW, where he operates the 'Australian-Pacific Archaeological...
  • Tests: Skull Fragments May Be Beethoven's

    11/19/2005 1:41:24 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 824+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 11-17-2005 | Lisa Leff
    By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer Thu Nov 17,10:30 PM ETTests: Skull Fragments May Be Beethoven's SAN FRANCISCO - A California businessman said Thursday that skull fragments that once belonged to his great-great-uncle in 19th century Europe very likely came from German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Paul Kaufmann made the announcement at the Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University, which helped coordinate forensic testing aimed at authenticating the fragments and determining what killed Beethoven at age 56. The center already has a lock of the composer's hair, which showed he suffered from lead poisoning among other ailments...