March 10, 2009—Among the many medieval plague victims recently unearthed near Venice, Italy, one reportedly had never-before-seen evidence of an unusual affliction: being "undead."Wow...what a bunch of superstitious whack jobs must have lived back in the day...
The partial body and skull of the woman showed her jaw forced open by a brick (above)—an exorcism technique used on suspected vampires.
It's the first time that archaeological remains have been interpreted as belonging to a suspected vampire, team leader Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist at the University of Florence, told National Geographic News.
Thank God we've all grown up a little and look at this changing world a bit more pragmatically.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Police in Nigeria are holding a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.Incidentally...today is "Pick on Africa" day. If anyone has a problem with that, I'd like to point out that I own a goat and the local tax assessor has been missing for weeks.
Vigilantes took the black and white beast to the police saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform himself into a goat to escape arrest after trying to steal a Mazda 323.
"The group of vigilante men came to report that while they were on patrol they saw some hoodlums attempting to rob a car. They pursued them. However one of them escaped while the other turned into a goat," Kwara state police spokesman Tunde Mohammed told Reuters by telephone.