Posts tagged: Germany

Spooky Find In Grandparents Attic – Preserved Dead Body!

By , September 22, 2013 10:08 pm

Source: Aussie Pete

Well, this is one of those classic ‘What The Hell’ Moments…

But the story gets weirder and weirder as the facts emerge.

When a 10-year-old boy found a human mummy in a sarcophagus in a corner of his grandparents’ attic, it left German authorities in a state of bewilderment.

The mummy found by a ten-year-old boy in Germany lies in its resting place. (Pic: EPA/Lutz Wolfgang Kettler)

The mummy found by a ten-year-old boy in Germany lies in its resting place. (Pic: EPA/Lutz Wolfgang Kettler)

An x-ray picture showing the skull of a mummy with headband and arrowhead at an institute for radiology in Diepholz, Germany. (Pic: EPA/Lutz Wolfgang Kettler)

An x-ray picture showing the skull of a mummy with headband and arrowhead at an institute for radiology in Diepholz, Germany. (Pic: EPA/Lutz Wolfgang Kettler)

A number of tests have been performed on the remains, and as a result (through CT scan) it was discovered that the well-preserved human skull had an arrow sticking out of the left eye socket. According to local newspaper Kreiszeitung, there were also large parts of a skeleton with the arms crossed over the chest.

To make things even more confusing, a ‘death mask’ also found in the box and X-rays show a metal layer covering the bones. At this stage, the gender of the 1.49-metre long human remains is unknown.

It is thought that the boy’s late father, Lutz-Wolfgang Kettler, might have brought the mummy back from North Africa in the 1950s.
According to pathologists and researchers, things just don’t add up!!
The mummy has not been unwrapped for fear of damaging the remains, but the bandages used actually date from the 20th century and are machine-woven. According to pathologist Andreas Nerlich of Munich’s Bogenhausen hospital, “the skull and the bones are real, the mummy is a fake, made from one or several human bodies… What we have are questions upon questions”.

The mummy is examined through with the help of modern science. (Pic: AAP)

The mummy is examined through with the help of modern science. (Pic: AAP)

Police and prosecutors from Diepholz, Lower Saxony state, are waiting for more information on where the body came from. Police spokesman, Frank Bavendiek told German news agency DPA, “We’ll wait until we know how old the bones are… If they are a few hundred years old, then it’s a mummy and we won’t investigate”.

So let me ask you, dear readers – When was the last time you snooped around your Grandparents’ attic?

Amazing World… Amazing Pictures!

By , December 23, 2011 12:00 am

My good ol’ mate, Ralphie, in Melbourne has done it again. He always seems to get his hands on some of the most remarkable stuff and never fails to share with me on email.

In this edition, some of the most amazing pictures that you will ever see… ENJOY!!

ASIDE: Wishing a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Safe and Prosperous New Year to Ralph and his family… have a beer for me mate.

The world’s highest chained carousel, located in Vienna, the height of 117 metres:


Thor’s Well – “the gates of the dungeon.” CapePerpetua, Oregon. At moderate tide and strong surf, flowing water creates a fantastic landscape:


Emerald Lake in the crater of an extinct volcano. Tongariro National Park – NewZealand:


Restaurant on a cliff on the east coast of Zanzibar. Depending on the tide the restaurant can be reached both on foot and by boat:


Office of Selgas Cano in Madrid:


Desert with Phacelia (Scorpion Weed). Flowering once in several years:


Balloons in Cappadocia:


Dubai. The view from the skyscraper BurjKhalifa. The height of buildings is 828m (163 floors):


And this is the view down:


These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown:


The border between Belgium and the Netherlands in a cafe:


Twice a year in the Gulf of Mexico rays migrate. About 10 thousand stingrays swim from the Yucatan Peninsula to Florida in the spring and back in the fall:


In the resort town of Skagen you can watch an amazing natural phenomenon. This city is the northernmost point of Denmark, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. The two opposing tides in this place can not merge because they have different densities:


In the Chinese province of Shandong is a bridge across the Gulf of Jiaozhou. The bridge length over 36 km is calculated for eight car lanes, and is the longest sea bridge in the world:


Day and night. The monument in Kaunas, Lithuania:


An unusual tunnel in California’s Sequoia National Park:


This statue, created by Bruno Catalano, is located in France:


Family Photo:


The longest traffic jam in the world recorded in China. Its length is 260 kilometres:


Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat:


Marcus Levine – slaughtering an artist in the literal sense. He creates his paintings by nailing a white wooden panel. At his latest series of paintings exhibited in a gallery in London, Marcus has spent more than 50,000 pieces of iron:


In the city of Buford (USA) lives just one person. He works as a janitor and as a Mayor:


Autumn Camouflage:


Haus Rizzi – Germany:


Lena Pillars. Russia, the Lena River:


Banpo Bridge in Seoul, South Korea:


Favelas of Brazil. The boundary between wealth and poverty:


Lost paradise in the Indian Ocean. Isle of Lamu:


Balcony of floor 103 in Chicago


From the outside it looks like:


View of the sunset from inside the wave:


This is a unique geological phenomenon known as Danxia landform. These phenomena can be observed in several places in China. This example is located in Zhangye, Province of Gansu. The color is the result of an accumulation for millions of years of red sandstone and other rocks:


In northwestern Montana, USA. The water is so transparent that it seems that this is a quite shallow lake. In fact, it’s very deep:


Airport in the Maldives is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean:


Lighthouse guard in Mare, France must be one of the most courageous people on the planet! Not everyone will have a smoke in such weather, and in such a place!:


Photo of storm in Montana, USA, 2010:


Skyscraper-Crescent Crescent Moon Tower (Dubai):


Heavy fog in Sydney, which enveloped the whole city:


The river above the river: Magdeburg Water Bridge, Germany:


Morning Glory – kind of clouds observed in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia:


Gibraltar Airport is one of the most extraordinary airports in the world:


Source: Aussie Pete Legacy Blog

Latest Internet Sensation – Heidi The Cross-Eyed Opossum

By , March 8, 2011 12:19 am

heidi03Sometimes I think it’s the strangest and most bizarre (or maybe even completely inconsequential) things that spark my interest – you know what they say… small things amusing small minds, and all that? This article reeks of insignificance, and I have no idea why a cross-eyed opossum is so intriguing – but I actually somehow find it strangely amusing.

We know most people love a cute animal and many others enjoy looking at an odd one… so it figures that statistically there will be an audience that will get an absolute treat by watching the internet’s latest star – Heidi!

The marsupial with misaligned eyeballs has become an online hit since it first arrived at Leipzig Zoo in Germany earlier this year.

Heidi will not be on display to the public until July, but until then, photos and videos of the furry and whacky creature have gone viral. Also, her Facebook page already has around 70,000 fans.

Checkout the German news video of Heidi, the very bizarre music video and a few pictures below.

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 More information on Heidi can be found here!

Breast Enlargement Operation Leads To Death

By , January 24, 2011 1:10 am

Carolin Berger died after her brain was starved of oxygen during the botched procedure

Carolin Berger died after her brain was starved of oxygen during the botched procedure

Thinking of plastic surgery – then perhaps think again!! Every operation or medical procedure where anesthesia is required comes with a certain amount of risk. Unfortunately for German celebrity, Carolin Berger, she played the unlucky card and was dealt a hand of death after an operation to enhance her breasts eventuated in her demise.

People across Europe had grown to either love or hate her, after she openly went naked and got up to all sorts of mischief in the German version of the reality TV show, Big Brother.

Known by her ‘stage name’ of Sexy Cora, Berger’s official cause of death was ruled as a ‘massive brain haemorrhage’.

She had been in a coma for nine days at a clinic in Hamburg (Germany) following the procedure to enhance her breast size to 34G.

Carolin Berger

Berger had allegedly been without oxygen for 15 minutes during the operation, which led to irrepairable brain damage and as a result, the plastic surgery clinic at the Hamburg University Hospital is now under investigation. Specifically, the 54-year-old anesthesiologist and the 49-year-old surgeon who performed the operation are being investigated by police on the potential charge of ‘negligent homicide’.

So – are you thinking about breast augmentation or other plastic surgery? My advice is that your should sure to consider all of the risks for what some could consider a potential short-term gain…

[Source: Full Story]
Carolin Berger

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