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“How the creature could remain so intact is still something of a mystery…”

Mummy buffs, rejoice!

 

First, The Siberian Beauty. Second, the dinosaur mummy. Wait, did we just type the words “dinosaur mummy?” Yes, yes we did….

 

From The Siberian Times,
Meet the mummified Polar beauty, her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years
By Anna Liesowska

Unearthed on the edge of the Arctic, she is the only woman so far found in an otherwise all-male necropolis, buried in a cocoon of copper and fur.

 

 

“This haunting 12th century woman is a member of an unknown hunting and fishing civilisation that held sway in the far north of Siberia – with surprising links to Persia.

 

Accidentally mummified and probably aged around 35, her delicate features are visible, the green tinge on her face being the traces of the pieces of a copper kettle that helped preserve her in her permafrost grave.

 

She has long eyelashes, a full head of hair – and impressive teeth.

 

Bronze temple rings were found close to her skull, wrapped inside animal skin – possibly reindeer  – and birch bark that cocooned her.

 

Like other human remains, the medieval mummy’s feet were turned towards  nearby  Gorny Poluy River, a fact seen as having religious significance. She was around 155 centimetres tall – 5ft 1 inch…”

 

For the rest, and so many interesting photos, click here.

 

NOW, THE DINOSAUR MUMMY. Yes…

 

From ATI,

Dinosaur ‘Mummy’ Unveiled With Skin And Guts Intact
By John Kuroski

This isn’t merely a fossil, but an actual dinosaur itself, frozen in time.

 

 

You can’t even see its bones, yet scientists are hailing it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever unearthed. That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor.

 

Indeed, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”

 

With the creature’s skin, armor, and even some of its guts intact, researchers are astounded at its nearly unprecedented level of preservation.

 

“We don’t just have a skeleton,” Caleb Brown, a researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, told National Geographic. “We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”

 

When this dinosaur — a member of a new species named nodosaur — was alive, it was an enormous four-legged herbivore protected by a spiky, plated armor and weighing in at approximately 3,000 pounds.

 

Today, the mummified nodosaur is so intact that it still weighs 2,500 pounds.

 

How the creature could remain so intact is still something of a mystery…”

 

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Mysterious post-mortem delta waves found in the brain…

Is there life after death for our brains? The evidence says it depends.

 

 

From discovermagazine.com,

 

Brain Activity At The Moment of Death
By Neuroskeptic

What happens in the brain when we die?

 

Canadian researchers Loretta Norton and colleagues of the University of Western Ontario examine this grave question in a new paper: Electroencephalographic Recordings During Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy Until 30 Minutes After Declaration of Death.

Norton et al. examined frontal EEG recordings from four critically ill patients at the point where their life support was withdrawn.

 

What they found were post-mortem delta waves that the authors say are very hard to explain:

 

It is difficult to posit a physiological basis for this EEG activity given that it occurs after a prolonged loss of circulation. These waveform bursts could, therefore, be artefactual in nature, although an artefactual source could not be identified.

Another interesting finding was that the actual moment at which the heart stopped was not associated with any abrupt change in the EEG. The authors found no evidence of the large “delta blip” (the so-called “death wave“), an electrical phenomena which has been observed in rats following decapitation.

 

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The fake Nostradamus that helped foil Hitler

“The way it worked behind the facade was masterful.”

 

What a story….

 


From The Daily Beast,
Louis de Wohl: The Astrologer Who Helped Foil Hitler

 

In the run-up to WWII, British intelligence unleashed an astrologer on an unsuspecting American public to sway public opinion on the war. He was a persuasive fake.

 

by Annie Jacobsen

 

“It was the summer of 1941 and a British astrologer named Louis de Wohl was becoming wildly popular among Americans with his increasingly accurate predictions in his stargazer column, “Stars Foretell.” As de Wohl’s reader numbers escalated to meteoric heights, real world consequences ensued. In August 1941, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lifted its long-standing ban against astrologers and aired an exclusive interview with the man being heralded as “The Modern Nostradamus.” Just a few weeks later, for the first time in U.S. history, an astrologer was filmed for a U.S. newsreel, the TV news of the day. “Pathe? News released the newsreels’ seminal plunge into prophecy with a nation-wide audience of 39,000,000 sitting as judge jury and witness,” declared a press release issued by de Wohl’s manager. Except it was a facade; it was all fake news.

 

 

De Wohl’s newspaper column was part of an elaborate black propaganda campaign to organize American public opinion in favor of Britain, and to ultimately get the U.S. to enter the war. In reality, de Wohl worked for British Intelligence (MI5). His so-called manager was none other than the legendary spymaster Sir William Stephenson, a man whom Winston Churchill famously called Intrepid. The average American had no idea…”

 

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