Egyptian Dog Mummy Infested with Bloo...

Egyptian Dog Mummy Infested with Bloodsucking Parasites

There are 2 comments on the LiveScience story from Sep 23, 2013, titled Egyptian Dog Mummy Infested with Bloodsucking Parasites. In it, LiveScience reports that:

A dog mummy has revealed the first archaeological evidence of bloodsucking parasites plaguing Fido's ancestors in Egypt during the classical era of Roman rule.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Sep 24, 2013
Years of the French burning mummies as torches are over, no?

Now blah blah they miss those years. lol
Dave Thurible

Old Lyme, CT

#2 Sep 26, 2013
Absolutely best headline ever on Topix. The actual story was bound to be anticlimactic, even if said dog mummy had been found on Mars (I forget, was it found on Mars?). Do you suppose those same bloodsucking parasites were found on the headless slaves in the topless Norse guy's grave? Also, they never explained how those slaves got around without heads/eyes, etc. Were they Roomba slaves? I mean imagine the hapless headless slave carrying a tray with flagons of mead. Just a disaster waiting to happen, right? Same with the urinal slave, the so-called piss boy. Oof. The secrets of the ancients are locked in eternity.

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