Thursday, January 3, 2013

I want to find something like this for sale at Les Puces for a couple of euros. And, I'd like for someone to clone XVI. The world would be a better place.

From an article written by Tia Ghose of (and posted on FB by Elissa, my Paris travel partner.) :  "More than 200 years ago, France's King Louis XVI was killed (along with his wife, Marie Antoinette) via guillotine, and legend has it someone used a handkerchief to soak up the king's blood, then stored the handkerchief in a gourd.
Now scientists have confirmed that a squash emblazoned with figures from the French Revolution indeed contains the dried blood of the executed king."  The article goes on to recount the process…

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