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Ben Franklin invented a mesmerizing instrument with a deadly reputation
And other weird things we learned this week.
The weirdest things we learned this week: you can mummify yourself to death and Disney is full of military tech
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
DNA proved this tiny skeleton wasn’t an alien—and opened up an ethical debate about testing human remains
Who owns the bones?
DNA from Egyptian mummies and Viking graves reveals how cats conquered the world
Their trek from pest exterminator to pet.
Scientists try to unwrap the secrets of Egyptian mummy DNA
They might not have much in common with modern Egyptians.
How Mummifying Mice Will Help Push Study Of Ancient Cancers
Mice not included
Scientists Just Made A Brand-New Ancient Human Mummy Leg
Preserve like an Egyptian
Scientists Necropsy Near-Complete Bison Mummy
Lookin' good, for a 9,300-year-old
Newly Discovered Piece Of Cheese Is Older Than Jesus
This is nacho average cheese
How Studying Mummies Could Cure Modern Diseases
By comparing diseases from then and now, researchers can learn how they spread. Maybe they can learn how to stop them, too.