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    Default Legendary Dr. Syntax's skeleton believed found in UK.

    This is really cool for those us who enjoy TB history.

    http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/myste...787?usurv=skip



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    Very cool.



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    Now, if they can just find Shergar.
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

    What's the status on Tuco?


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    Toadie: Didn't the police report that his remains were probably buried in a bog? We've been to Ireland a couple of times and it is moist environment. Don't know how long skeletal remains would last.
    Last edited by Shammy Davis; Dec. 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shammy Davis View Post
    Toadie: Didn't the police report that his remains were probably buried in a bog? We've been to Ireland a couple and it is moist environment. Don't know how long skeletal remains would last.
    I hadn't heard that. Coincidentally I had watched the movie Shergar the day before I saw your post, so it was on my mind. Have had that DVD laying around for years and finally watched it. Sappy, but entertaining!
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    This is an interesting video about the new museum being built in Newmarket, where the skeleton was found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR1a6DayAvo



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shammy Davis View Post
    Toadie: Didn't the police report that his remains were probably buried in a bog? We've been to Ireland a couple and it is moist environment. Don't know how long skeletal remains would last.
    Bogs are great at preserving things, the source of many old finds from thousands of years ago.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverley View Post
    Bogs are great at preserving things, the source of many old finds from thousands of years ago.
    I didn't know that. I've learned something new. You'd think it would be the reverse. Maybe the skeletal remains will someday be found.

    And here I thought I'd been around long enough to know everything.


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    Well, here's a random example, a 4,000 yo body found in an Irish bog- skin still intact: http://www.livescience.com/38983-irish-bog-body.html

    So maybe in 4,000 years they'll find Shergar!


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    It's the peat in some bogs that can preserve bodies. There are medieval humans naturally mummified out of some peat bogs. Even without the peat, if a body is covered in mud to the point no oxygen gets to it, it significantly retards decay.

    Think about the intact mammoths recently found, they froze long after death.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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