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Hey America, Is Your Head Big Or Is It Just Me?
2012-05-30 13:45:31

In a new study conducted at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Americans’ heads are shown to be getting bigger.

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2008-07-09 16:50:00

Starting Thursday, the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History is putting its crystal skull on display for all to see.

2008-05-25 15:39:41

Indiana Jones returns May 22 in the long-anticipated film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Indy, of course, is not just a globetrotting adventurer but also an archaeologist.

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2008-05-13 09:00:00

There is a legend that the ancient Maya possessed 13 crystal skulls which, when united, hold the power of saving the Earth -- a tale so strange and fantastic that it inspired the latest Indiana Jones movie.

2006-04-05 08:09:49

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported.

2006-04-05 05:56:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported.

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2005-11-09 16:05:00

It's a tradition people outside Bolivia might find creepy: families perch human skulls on altars, revering them and asking them for protection and good luck. On Tuesday, the skulls were gussied up and taken to cemeteries, where the families crowned them with flowers and filled their jaws with lit cigarettes.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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