14 Weird Bathroom Discoveries

14 Weird Bathroom Discoveries

Август 15, 2016

From a man eating a rotisserie chicken on the changing table to finding a strange carp left on the bathroom floor it gets weirder!!

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# 9 Vintage Mexican Jewelry
In Bel Air, California a couple who had just moved into their new house found a surprise in their bathroom. Underneath the vanity in their bathroom, they noticed a strange area in the tile on the wall. After pushing and removing a pseudo tile, they discovered tons of pieces of vintage jewelry from Mexico. That’s probably the best surprise to find in a bathroom. Much better than going into your bathroom after a family dinner in a shady restaurant.

# 8 $51, 080 Dollars
One couple found a 50-year-old safe in their bathroom wall. It was filled with $51, 080 US dollars mostly in 100 dollar notes, a 1960 bottle of bourbon, and a book called A Guide For the Perplexed by E.F. Schumacher. There definitely seems to be a story behind this hidden stash, but if there is, it’s probably lost to history forever.

# 7 5 feet
It’s easy to assume that whoever is hiding behind this stall wall is doing something naughty, but if you look closer you might think twice about that suggestion. Look at their feet! What positions would they possibly be standing in? Maybe these are just the limbs belonging to a five-legged being? On second thought, I don’t want to try visualizing this

# 6 A Carp
Someone decided to make this McDonald’s employee’s day a little bit more interesting/annoying. While cleaning up the bathroom, he found a gigantic dead carp pushed up against the bathroom. First of all, who managed to sneak this huge fish into McDonald’s without anyone noticing. Secondly, why did they do that just to leave it in there? How rude do you have to be just to drop a carp on the floor of someone else’s workplace? They probably do not pay this employee enough to clean up someone else’s dirty carp.

# 5 Chopped Red Onions
Someone at this public high school decided it would be a good idea to bring a bag of chopped red onions to school and then throw them loosely into the toilet. Unless this is the beginning of some new fangled teen trend, I think that this was done by a comical genius. Or just a jerk with too much time on his hands. If there was anyone who would spend their time chopping up what looks like several red onions just to make some stranger’s life inconvenient, it would be a high school student.

# 4 Pig Head
This fun find was discovered in the bathroom of a rowing club in Amsterdam. One might be inclined to think this is the result of a bad case of food poisoning. Okay maybe not that, but it is definitely some sort of weird alternative satanic sacrifice right? Actually, it’s nothing too esoteric or bizarre. This is apparently one step in a series of hazing rituals in which new recruits to the rowing team. In order to join they must dine in the club, piss over the lady’s dressing room floor and put a pig’s head in the toilet. So it’s not some kind of cultist thing, just some careless youths making life hard for everyone.

# 3 A Rat
A guest at this hotel heard a mysterious scratching sound coming from his bathroom. Having learned from the mistakes of countless horror movie main characters, instead of investigating he called the hotel staff to investigate for him. What they found was a creepy, crawly monster. A huge rat had crawled its way up and gotten stuck inside of the pipes. Apparently, it's a common occurrence for rats to crawl up into toilet piping, but if I was staying at this hotel I would be checking out faster than that rat crawled into the toilet.

# 2 Snake in the Toilet
A patron of a Starbucks in San Antonio walked in to find this nightmare in the public toilet. Of all the things found in bathrooms, this might be the most unnerving. A small snake was coiled around the rim of the toilet, seemingly waiting for its prey. How did this snake even get in this Starbucks? I thought their bathrooms were only for paying customers. Seeing this snake crawl around a toilet really invokes a vivid image of a snake attacking your precious undercarriage. Makes you wonder what else might be lurking in the shadows of a public toilet.

# 1 Yo-Yo Ma & A Wombat
In 2011, world renowned Cellist Yo-Yo Ma was found lying on the bathroom floor with Wilbur the Wombat. So why was Yo-Yo Ma, a multiple Grammy-winning, 2010 recipient of the White House Presidential Medal of Freedom, horizontal in a public bathroom? Well apparently, Yo-Yo Ma had requested a meet and greet with Brookfield Zoo’s Wilbur the Wombat. So the wombat was brought out to a dressing room in the venue the famous cellist had been rehearsing at. When he took a break he was so excited to see the Wombat, and he did not hesitate to get right down on the ground and hang out. A World famous musician and a wombat might be the most surreal thing to find in a public bathroom.

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9:7 18 Photos You Won't Find in History Books

18 Photos You Won't Find in History Books

Photos from the past also managed to capture a lot of interesting things. Here’s a collection of rare images that will remain in history forever (don’t miss the first picture – it’s pretty naughty!)

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1:30 Guy cuts down tree, but there's a surprise inside

Guy cuts down tree, but there's a surprise inside

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3:2 See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic

See How Easily a Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet | National Geographic

A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.
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6:50 21 Most Unbelievable Toilets

21 Most Unbelievable Toilets

Who would have thought that people would take the normal everyday toilet and create it into something CRAZY? Here are 21 of the most unbelievable toilets.

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14 — If it’s yellow, let it mellow…
This remote loo is found in West Antarctica! According to a few sites, people in Antarctica collect their urine in bottles and at the end of the day, the urine is put into a U Drum. These outhouses are for number 2’s only, and the waste goes into packet which lines a bin. When that’s full, its closed off and put on a ship where it’s disposed of properly.

13 — Bathroom visits will never be the same…
After using this bathroom at Madarao Kogen Mountain Resort, you may never want to use your own ordinary bathroom again. If you’re not into heights, this one may not be for you – as they have printed an image surrounding the cubicle – to look like you’re about to head downwards with your skis perfectly in place!

12 — Sitting pretty…
This King Tut Toilet looks like it’s really only fit for Royalty! The word Toilet is a French word, which was first recorded in 1540. It came from Toilette, meaning little cloth – which was the little cloth placed over people shoulders when they had their hair cut. The word evolved to include grooming and body care, and eventually referred to a room where people groomed, and finally to conclude where did their “business”.

11 — Shy bladder syndrome…
Now this is truly a bizarre toilet! These loos are found in Switzerland… and the occupant can see out at everything happening around him or her, but no one can see in. It was designed by Monica Bonvicini, who uses 1-way glass to create this unique effect. Just on a side note, the inside of the loo has to be kept dark, so as not to allow light to pass through. The moment it’s lit, well your business is on public display, in the worst way possible.

10 — Up for a little fun?
Who says going to the loo has to be boring! These Super Mario urinals are just the thing to add an element of fun to an otherwise mundane activity.

9 — Sitting on the throne…
This toilet takes you back in time and it’s been credited to Sir John Harrington, who designed the first toilet that would take away the need of tossing excrement manually. His Godmother was Queen Elizabeth the 1st, and she had one installed in Richmond palace in 1596. Wastes were flushed into a waste pot, which had to be emptied often.
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8 — Royal Flush…
Statistics have said that the average person spends about 3 years of their life sitting on the loo, so why not bling it up a little with this beautiful sparkly toilet! Might set you back a few thousand dollars, but you’ll definitely feel like a royal sitting on this throne.

7 — Quick in and out…
This is one look you’re not going to be spending 3 years sitting on! Interesting to note, a student in Florida did a test on the Ice one finds in restaurants, and the water from a toilet bowl, and was horrified to discover that the ice in the restaurant contained more germs than the water in the toilet bowl!

6 — Nothing to see here…
A quirky addition to the men’s bathroom! Studies have proven that during the half time of the Super Bowl, is when the most number of toilets are flushed at one time. It would be interesting to note how much water is used during that time.

5 — An odd bit of toilet humour?
This is just bizarre, not only is it a bit creepy – but the added mirrors on either side are just strange too. Is it necessary to view yourself from every angle whilst taking a leak?

4 — Comfort is the order of the day…
Now our statistic from earlier of 3 years might change, because if this was your toilet – you would be spending way longer there, then the average 3 years. A survey conducted in 1992 revealed that public toilets in Britain were the worst in the world, followed by Thailand, Greece and France!

3 — No under 18’s…
You would hope that these bathroom facilities are only available in placed where there are just adults… because this would take a lot of explaining! Did you know, the first movie to feature a flushing toilet was Psycho in 1960?


2 — Best seat in the house…
Wouldn’t you love to have this in your home! They really should be marketing this one to parents, as this would make potty training an absolute breeze! 1890 was the very first year that toilet paper was marketed on the roll, much as we know it today!

1 — The Batcave…
This is surreal, and you’re about to go on a journey never thought possible… just by simply relieving yourself! You’re going to walk out of this bathroom feeling like you’re a superhero about to save the world!... just don’t forget to put the seat down!

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7:3 19 Rare Womb Photos

19 Rare Womb Photos

Take a peek into the beginning of your favorite animals lives. Here are 19 Womb Photos.


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13. Bats
If I didn’t mention already that these were bats, could you have guessed? The wings look similar but the head and color seem totally uncharacteristic of what think of when we see a bat. Their heads are similar to army helmets but they will certainly grow up and creep you out when they get chance and maybe even fly around in your hair.


12. Cheetah.
The fastest land animal in the world can reach speeds of over 70 miles an hour in quick sprints. Seen in the photo we can remark its humble beginnings. On average the mother will give birth to 3 baby cheetahs at one time and will remain with its mother for couple years to it’s ready to hunt on its own.


11. Snake
Since snakes are reptiles, they don’t develop inside a womb but inside an egg that will be hatched when it’s mature. With no vertebrae, the snake is able to coil into a spiral shape and take up less space. Eventually it will grow so big that it pushes up against the walls of the eggs and breaks it open. Here were can see through it head and it’s growing circulatory system.



10. Kitten
The internet is littered with tons of cat photos and I’m sure you’re wondering, “Hmm, I wonder what a cat fetus looks like.” Well don’t worry, HecticExpress has you covered. Cats can even be adorable even when they are covered in embryotic fluid. This little guy might grow up to be your pet!


9. The Tiger Shark
The tiger shark begins to look like the fierce predator in the ocean that it is at an early age with its teeth already popping out. They’ve earned a stature of being a savage man-eater only behind great white sharks and they won’t give up after just one bite. Unfortunately for this guy, his species is slowing becoming endangered due to fishing so anyone who gets bit probably deserves it.



8. Penguin
If you say you’ve seen anything cuter than a baby penguin I’m sure I believe you. For right now it’s safe to say that it has some, well, growing up to do. This chick will hatch soon and be fed a nutrient of “milk” that actually comes from both parents and not the female, unlike with mammals. This is often regurgitated into the mouth of the baby. Not sure if I still think baby penguins are cute.


7. Horse
This baby horse isn’t quite big enough to ride just yet. He’s still covered in some type of plasma and still remains to be one color. Without mentioning that it was a horse, I probably would have guessed it was a camel due to the shape of the head and from the color. But I usually don’t play, “guess this fetus” professionally.


6. The possum
Can you guess which animal this one is? If you said possum, you’re correct! Possums are marsupials, so that means it will remain in its mother’s pouch until it’s mature enough to walk on its own. Possums are often scavengers and you might find this scurrying through your trash! Which leads us to our next marsupial!


5. Kangaroos
Gday Mate! This baby kangaroo fetus is shown inside his moms’ womb and can’t do any hoppin’ around just yet! This herbivore is known for carrying their young or (joey) in their pouch for up to 450 days. Once it’s a full grown adult, it can as high as 6 feet and reach speeds of 35 miles an hour!


4. Penguin
This penguin is getting ready to hatch! Older than our last penguin shown, you can notice the beak so more definable and actually looks like a penguin. As chicks, the feathers on their bodies remain grey until they shed this layer when they get older, leaving them black and white as expected.



3. Chihuahua
Yo quiero taco bell? Named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua where they are believed to have originated from, this is one of the smallest breeds of dogs in the world. He’s even smaller when he’s inside of his mother’s womb. Normally Chihuahuas are born small liters, making it even easier for his madre!


2. Another Cat
If your cat has ever been pregnant you might have wondered what her kittens look like on the inside. No need to get an ultrasound Cat scan, Cats can smell and taste while only 7 weeks in the womb and begin to groom themselves. They begin to grow every day and are preparing to make their entry into the world.



1.Elephant
Probably the most recognizable and magnificent animal on the list. Right now, this elephant fetus is small enough to fit inside its mothers’ womb, which is quite incredible when you consider that’ll be at least 6, 000 pounds. I don’t care what car you have, it’s still much heavier than your car!

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8:32 11 Most Incredible Alternative Weapons

11 Most Incredible Alternative Weapons

Top 11 list of the most amazing alternative ancient weapons you might recognize from popular culture like Zena or even X-men.

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6. Shoge Hook
This Japanese weapon is a form of Kaginawa which is characterized by a rope or chain attached to a hook. Technically, Kaginawa is a class of grappling hooks, but this is a highly dangerous and weaponised version of a grappling hook. The shoge hook has a ring on one end of a chain and a hook dagger combo on the other end. Much like the meteor hammer this weapon is meant to be used from a distance and swung around to gain speed and lethality...

5. Finger Claws
This alternative weapon is not exactly practical for humans outside of science fiction and fantasy, but it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing weapons on the list. This weapon will likely never see a dip in popularity thanks to the awesome examples that some of the animal kingdom give us for claws. Someone will always want tiger claws. You can find some pretty ornate claws throughout the internet, most notably etsy, which makes this weapon a fashion statement all on their own. Our favorite example of finger claws being used is in X2: X-Men United when Lady Deathstrike more than holds her own against Wolverine with her adamantium fingernail claws.

4. Haladie
If you learned to love double edged weapons from watching Darth Maul in the Phantom Menace then this ancient Indian weapon is for you. The haladie is a double ended dagger that was typically used by warriors in the Indian Rajput clans during the 6th century. This blade was useful for both stabbing and slicing and the blades of the dagger could also be serrated to inflict even more damage and make wounds from this weapon even harder to heal. The blade was big for a dagger too. Each blade was 8.5 inches and the whole weapon measured in at 23 inches long. It’s also one of the earliest examples of triple edged blades. There isn’t really a modern representation of this weapon, but it definitely deserves to be showcased.

3. Quarterstaff
Staffs sadly don’t come with magic powers, despite what most pop culture would have you believe. Quarterstaffs were hugely popular in England for quite some time, but it was at its height during the late middle ages and the post-classical period. It’s essentially just a stick made of hardwood that measures in at 6 to 9 feet long. Traditionally this weapon was also tipped with some kind of metal like steel or iron to make it more effective in combat. The staff was used in stick fighting which was big in historical European martial arts. The weapon was excellent at defense and it was also used a lot as a thrusting weapon. It wasn’t exactly made for hacking and slashing. The technique when using this is a lot like fencing with a lot of footwork and flexibility. The most famous modern example of this weapon being used is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Rey which is one of the main characters in the movie.

2. Kakute
Move aside brass knuckles, the is more awesome than you could ever be. These stealthy weapons were favored by ninjas and kunoichi. The weapon was a ring that had one to four spikes protruding from it. Despite what it appears to look like, these spikes weren’t worn with the spikes facing outward. They would actually be worn with the spikes facing the inside of the palm so that they could be used as a surprise attack. The spikes would pierce the opponent's flesh when they were slashed across the face or choked. The spikes were also sometimes dipped in poison to make the spikes on this ring even more deadly. They also sometimes had a hole in them so that warriors could thread a rope through the ring so that the rope could not be pulled away from them. There aren’t a lot of modern representations of this weapon either.

1.Archery
This is a weapon that actually predates recorded history, it has such a long tradition. This was the most common weapon in the world until guns started to be manufactured and you can find a history of archery in pretty much any culture in the world. The first evidence of bow use is during the Mesolithic period where archaeologists found evidence of stone tipped arrows in the skeletons of different animals. Archery is still popular today, but it has become an antiquated weapon in recent history. Bows are still used in hunting and the sport of archery. Being an accurate archer takes a lot of skill and practice and it certainly isn’t for everyone. It’s still popular in today's culture, though, almost every fantasy or dystopian work has some kind of character that uses a bow. Our favorite examples of famous bow-wielders are Hawkeye and Legolas.

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7:3 20 Abnormally Large Animals That Actually Exist

20 Abnormally Large Animals That Actually Exist

Creatures so huge you won't believe that they actually exist like the biggest bull ever recorded and a cute bunny as big as a toddler!!

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6:59 12 Most Amazing Computer And Console Accessories

12 Most Amazing Computer And Console Accessories

From actual Virtual Reality, to the weirdest small accessories, these are 12 Most AMAZING Computer and Console Accessories!

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6. The Qwerkywriter

This is exactly what it looks like. This really is a match made in nerd heaven for people who miss the classy feel of old typewriters or just like the feeling of those keys. Although it does have that prominent metallic sound that everyone associates typewriters with, it doesn’t have the ding which is a huge loss. This started out as a Kickstarter campaign, and because this is a brilliant idea, of course, it got funding. This keyboard will definitely kick writer's blocks butt if you’re a writer. The only downside is the price. You can get it on the company’s website for $399. That’s a big price to pay to feel like Agatha Christie.

5. 3RD Space Gaming Vest

Although this looks like any old vest, this piece of First Person Shooter innovation is meant for the die hard player. You strap into it, and sync is with whatever game that you are playing and you can feel every gunshot, stab wound, and punch. The best part is that it is compatible with Bioshock, Call of Duty, and Battlefield. Why anyone would want to feel every bullet hole or knife when you’re playing a virtual game is only known by the creators and the crazy people buying these things. The price isn’t bad at $139 for the vest and all of the necessary parts. You might want to find out what the vest does when you die in the game, though. They might have hidden a kill switch in there for all you know.

4. Spider Mouse

This mouse is definitely not for the faint of heart. If you're an arachnid enthusiast or you just enjoy feeling dominant over your fellow creatures of mother nature, this mouse is a bargain at $22.99. You can find it for sale on amazon.com. This mouse is mostly just for looks because it functions much like any regular old mouse. The appearance is really cool, though, so we could get into it. They also need to release a mosquito so that we can feel like we built Jurassic Park. Just a thought. Just know that the spider will not burrow out of its plastic prison. Probably. Just be careful. You can get the mouse in a bunch of different colors, and you can even get it is glow in the dark!

3. Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9

It may not be the prettiest thing on the list, but the functionality of this little piece of tech is impressive. It’s a gaming mouse that features six programmable buttons, but the biggest feature of this item is one thing that no other mouse has. Knowing that everyone holds a mouse differently, the cyborg maximizes comfort by being adjustable to fit however you hold the mouse and the shape of your hand. That is why it looks like something that might have fallen off of a Terminator. You can even adjust the weight of the mouse whether you like a lighter or heavier mouse. The metal core of this mouse makes it sturdy and durable. It’s not a beauty queen, and the feel of it may take some time to get used to if you typically use a traditional mouse, but this is one mouse that will never let you down. Ugly and reliable, just like your grandpa’s shoes. You can get this mouse on amazon.com for $149.99.



2. AlphaGrip AG-5

Keyboards have been working for us for a long time, but if we just stuck with what already worked then we wouldn’t be where we are today. That is where the AlphaGrip AG-5 comes in. It’s an all in one controller that combines a console controller, keyboard, and mouse. This mouse will take a lot of time to get used to because it’s a completely different layout from what we are used to, but the company website promises that you will get up to 50 words per minute in no time. Is this true? Maybe. We don’t know. It looks weird, though, and it is just weird and unique enough to be worth it. The controls and keyboard mashup are currently out of stock, but they are taking preorders for when production starts again. The retail price is $129, and you get a $30 discount if you were to pre-order. We’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s worth the buy.

Oculus Rift

Virtual Reality is all the rage, and it's not hard to see why. The Oculus Rift system is leading the pack in this technology right now and for a good reason. Wearing Virtual Reality anything is going to make you look a little bit stupid no matter what you do, but there is nothing quite like the immersion of this technology. Just strap on these goggles and navigate with the hand controllers and you will be put into a character like never before. There are some other great VR systems that bring a lot to the table like the Virtuix Omni which lets you walk with your character and the HTC Vive which brings a lot that the Oculus does. You can get the full Oculus system and the HTC Vive for about the same price of $800. If you’ve got the extra cash, this is something that is guaranteed to make you fall in love with video games again.

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6:29 13 Weird Skeletons Found

13 Weird Skeletons Found

The strangest and most bizarre looking remains of people like preserved bog bodies and creepy screaming mummies in Egypt.

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Peculiar elongated skulls were found in Peru and Mexico that elicited claims of ‘aliens’ among conspiracy theorists, and while the reality is much more ordinary than that, it’s still a fascinating find. These skulls were scientific evidence that the practice of artificial cranial deformation did occur. The ancient practice of distorting the normal growth of a child’s head by binding it with wood or cloth was artificial cranial deformation. The earliest instances date back to Neanderthals, and it is still accomplished by some cultures today. The purpose was probably to signify group affiliation among villagers while demonstrating social status.

Another skeletal findings of evidence that people made tools of skeletons was when three human skulls were excavated in Gough’s Cave in Somerset, England. As the photo suggests the skulls were carefully and artfully worked into the shape of bowls that allowed them to drink. The skulls were dated 14, 700 years old and are currently the oldest skull cups ever discovered. The heads were surrounded by other human remains that had been broken to get to the marrow inside which could mean that they participated in cannibalism.

In 2009, the earliest proof of leprosy in human existence was found in a 4, 000-year-old skeleton found in India. Leprosy is extremely challenging to study because bacteria that causes it’s hard to culture for research. Scientists are still attempting to discover exactly when and where it originated. Not only was this skeleton the oldest leper ever found but it was also the first evidence of leprosy found in India. The skeletal remains help to support the notion that the disease migrated from Africa to Asia during urbanization and the continuously growing population.

Twelve Neanderthal skeletal remains were found in a cave in Spain, and they were expurgated and broken. The discovery indicated that they were possibly used by other Neanderthals as a food source. The group of 12 is one of the most prominent examples of the practice among groups of the time. “There are many different markings in many different bones in all 12 individuals, including traditional cut marks to disarticulate bones and remove muscle insertions, snapping and fracturing of long bones to extract the marrow, ” a researcher said.

Northwestern Europe’s peat bogs have become one of the wealthiest places to excavate ancient human remains in the world. The bogs environment preserves the bodies so perfectly that sometimes they still contain blood. ‘Bog bodies‘ such as the Grauballe Man date from around 8, 000 B.C.E. to early medieval period. These people were not buried in the bogs, and they simply did not die there. Researchers believe they were most likely sacrificed and dies violent deaths or were executed as punishment for crimes.

Almost 100 infants were discarded like junk in beneath a bathhouse in Israel in the late Roman, early Byzantine era. The remains were found in Ashkelon in 1988, and data suggests that the children died before they reached three days old. The remains showed no signs of disease or skeletal malformation. While scholars theorized that the babies were all female, since girl infanticide was common during that time, tests have since shown that they were a mixture of boys and girls. The reasoning behind their demise is still very much a mystery.

When archaeologists excavated 51 thousand-year-old skulls and found evidence that a complete and total massacre had occurred at the site they were enthralled. This site was found in addition to another pit containing headless bodies in Weymouth, UK, in 2009. The archaeologist discovered that the remain was that of Scandinavian Vikings who were cruelly slain sometime between 910 and 1030 CE. They were executed by having their heads chopped off and likely victims of Anglo-Saxons.

Can you imagine being an archaeologist and opening an ancient sarcophagus to find a mummy that looks like it will be screaming for all eternity. When ‘screaming mummies ‘were first discovered, scientist assumed that they must have been buried alive. More recently they have found that corpses are commonly found with their jaws open because their head falls back after death. The most famous screaming mummy is called Unknown Man E which was discovered in 1886 in Egypt, who consequently could be the bad son of Ramses III. Even more grimacing and shocking appearing in apparent terror and was amongst the remains in Peru of the Chachapoya Indians.

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10:48 Lucky Discoveries That Made People Rich

Lucky Discoveries That Made People Rich

From the largest opal in the world, to rare viking treasure hoards, here are lucky discoveries that made people rich!

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5. Lost Pollack Painting
Sometimes you might knowingly have something in your house that you just don’t know is worth a lot of money This was the case for a man living in Scottsdale Arizona who had a college of modern art painting that he just found to be intriguing. He called over some experts to take a look at one of his signed laker posters which was only worth about 300 bucks but the experts noticed something else in the garage that caught their eye! They noticed the series of smears consistent with a modern artist consistent with Jackson Pollock. This American painter is considered a major figure in abstract expressionism and his paintings are worth big bucks! The painting heavily damaged but even then, still worth some serious cash. The had it authenticated by an another expert who closely examined the painting and claimed it was indeed authentic and could sell for anything from 10 million to 15 million dollars!
4. Boulder Matrix Opal
It seems like digging around in Australia could certainly pay off. The world’s largest opal matrix was discovered in Queensland Australia in 2011 and this amazing stone has 55, 000 carats! That’s about 25 points of pure opal! The previous largest opal ever discovered only was 6, 100 carats. This mammoth find took place in the dry outback which receives very little rainfall. It measured in at about 10 inches in length and is valued at 1 million dollars!
3. Jersey Iron Age Coins
A great deal of coins were found on the Island of Jersey in 2012 and it may shock you This island in the English Channel that contains a great deal of French and English culture but also contained a massive treasure. After searching for this treasure for 30 years, two amateur treasure hunters found these coins that date back to Iron Age. But no, these weren’t made of iron but silver and was the largest haul of celtic coins to have ever been found. Each coin you see in this person’s hand was found on the island of Jersey is worth at least 200 pounds each, and you can tell they’re still in great condition. This makes the total discovery worth 10 million pounds or 12 million US dollars. They were found under 3 feet of soil under a hedge in someone’s farm. The coins were packed in a clay chest and literally weighed a ton! It’s believed that it was stashed here to keep the Romans from plundering it during their conquest of the British Isles.
2. Sutter’s Mill Gold Discovery
Now for a little bit of history. Sometimes when you discover something, you might make other people rich but not necessarily yourself and this was the case for John Sutter. This guy had some bad luck. James Marshall who worked at Sutter’s Mill discovered a massive golden nugget and told his boss John Sutter about it. The two decided to keep it a secret for a while but hired some men to help them pan out the gold. We’ll it turns out that all the miners they hired were a bunch of no good thieves and they stole basically all the gold they came across. The miners basically told everyone that there was gold in them there hills and this is what brought millions of people seeking fast riches! Fortune seekers from all over the world like from China, Germany, Mexico, Ireland Turkey and of course the easter united states, moved to California during this period After all his employees cheated him and took off with gold found on his land, the gold ran out and he was left basically penniless. He decided to give up on the california dream and moved as far away as possible. California officially became a state in 1850, partially thanks to there being gold here. If this moment in history never happened, the western united states would most likely be much less developed and less rich. Now you know why california is called the “Golden State”.1. The Whydah Discovery
The Whydah was a British slave ship that was originally captured by “Black Sam” and was found off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts in 1984 by Barry Clifford. He actually credits a pirate treasure map that many discredited as being false. It seems to be the holy grail of pirate discoveries! Priceless artifacts were discovered including 200, 000 individual pieces were received under only 14 feet of water. Rare gold and silver coins, gold jewelry and artifacts, cannons, sword handles and even a boy’s leg! The boat is believed to carry the plunder of 10 ships. Spanish Galleons were relentless looted by Black Sam until him and his crew were swept away by a strong storm in 1717. Divers pulled together huge clumps of gold coin masses that stuck together from years of being underwater. A museum exhibition called “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship”, toured the United States.

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