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Weird but awesome, indeed: alastair mackie’s sphere of intricately connected mouse skulls collected from regurgitated barn owl pellets found around his family farm.

Photograph of found bog body of 1873. The body had been found in 1871 in the Heidmoor near de:Rendswühren and is now on display at Gottorf Castle, Schleswig Germany. Dated around 1st or 2nd century AD

Frozen in time: The Italian mummies preserved in mercury for almost 200 years

remarkable Italian mummies have been preserved almost perfectly 200 years ago for medical demonstrations. Giovan Battista Rini stripped away the skin to show the muscles, airways and blood vessels inside the heads. Academics have now discovered the specimens were injected with arsenic and mercury - or dipped in chemical baths to preserve them for research.