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#182923 - 10/05/05 09:01 AM Great Belize/Maya Article on Onion.com
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Skeleton Of Mayan Nerd Dug From Prehistoric Locker
October 5, 2005 | Issue 41•40

ALTUN HA, BELIZE—Archaeologists discovered an obsidian locker containing the skeleton of an ancient Mayan nerd, believed to have been forced into his locker circa 800 B.C. "The skeleton is remarkably well-preserved and displays great technological—but not social—sophistication," Dr. Forrest Clayton said. "The orthodontic headgear is still attached to the skull, as are the glasses, which were rimmed with antelope horn." Clayton said he believes that the clothing worn by the ancient nerd, specifically a short-sleeved garment featuring the visage of Mayan sun diety Kinich Ahau, was most likely picked out by the youth's mother.
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#182924 - 10/05/05 05:10 PM Re: Great Belize/Maya Article on Onion.com
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Very good! I love the Onion, but it is not for everyone. My dear husband has a different sense of humor, so, if I showed this to him, he would say "That CAN'T be true. They did not have glasses in 800 BC." Thanks for sharing.
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#182925 - 10/05/05 06:04 PM Re: Great Belize/Maya Article on Onion.com
Gwennan Offline
OMG, I love The Onion as well, and as seachange said, it is not for everyone! My hubby emailed me the article earlier! I laughed so hard I think some of my stitches came loose!! LOL


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