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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Richard III  |  Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 pm
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so it looks like the body found under a car park in Leicester is on the balance of probability to be King Richard III, after all

Richard III dig: University to release DNA results

interesting to see how a perfectly normal person, Michael Ibsen, holds the clue to solving the enigma
by all accounts, he's not impressed by his newly found fame - rather refreshing in the age of instant 10-minute fame which most seek at all cost

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Post  Post subject: Re: Richard III  |  Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:17 pm
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Good for him! What an excellent find. This story also makes me think of our culture, and how places where kings died 500 years ago are now serving as parking garages for our polluting automobiles and strip malls so we can buy insurance and fried chicken and dollar-priced household goods. Sad to think about, really.

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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: Richard III  |  Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:43 am
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so it's as official as you can get it in science :

Richard III dig: DNA confirms bones are king's

the headline is as headlines go, but i like the following bit in the article : "Beyond reasonable doubt it's Richard."

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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: Richard III  |  Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:45 pm
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wherever there's a dead king, there's a joke waiting to happen

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