Wednesday, May 03, 2006

TUT'S TOOL

Dammit. While waiting for a tsunami that never came, we failed in our mission to bring you the latest news about missing members. Thank God for the Snarling Marmot, who delivered news that -- like the grace that is amazing -- King Tutankhamun's penis once was lost, but now is found.

According to Discovery News, via Marmot:
Photographed intact by Harry Burton (1879-1940) during Howard Carter's excavation of Tut's tomb in 1922, the royal penis was reported missing in 1968, when British scientist Ronald Harrison took a series of X-rays of the mummy.

Speculation abounded that the penis had been stolen and sold.

"Instead, it has always been there. I found it during the CT scan last year, when the mummy was lifted. It lay loose in the sand around the king's body. It was mummified," Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Discovery News.
A wee wee wee.

3 comments:

A.McSholty said...

At least we know he didn't suffer from ED.

Anonymous said...

For years, those archaeologists just didn't know dick.

Anonymous said...

He'd probably been in cold water just before his death. You know how things can shrink. At least George Castanza does.