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Archaeologists Baffled By Contents Of An Unearthed Medieval Grave

The peculiar contents of a supposedly 14th-century grave baffled the archaeologists.

Somewhere in a tiny remote island, off the coast of Guernsey, archaeologists discovered a medieval grave they thought belonged to one of its religious inhabitants. However, further observation of the unearthed tomb surprised the researchers. The exhumed body that they initially believed to be the remains of a monk turned out to be a collection of a porpoise’s remains.

Philip de Jersey, a States of Guernsey archaeologist said that the peculiar contents of the supposedly 14th-century grave puzzled them. He also added that he did not see anything like it in the 35 years of his career as an archaeologist.

The discovery completely caught the research team off-guard.

The island to which the peculiar grave was found is a little lump of rock off the west coast of Guernsey called the Chapelle Dom Hue.

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The fact that the monks buried a porpoise on such a sacred place puzzled the researchers.

Records said that back in 14th century, it was fairly common for people to hunt porpoises for food. This particular detail alone is already enough for us to raise a question about the monks’ decision to bury the animal in their religious retreat. The confusing discovery led de Jersey to say:

If they had eaten it or killed it for the blubber, why take the trouble to bury it? Some effort was made to create a neat hole, It may have been packed in salt and then for some reason they didn’t come back to it.


According to IFLScience, another theory suggests that the porpoise might also be a significant religious symbol for the monks back then. After all, historically speaking, dolphins are deeply tied to various religions around the world.

The remains of the porpoise were taken for further studies. Furthermore, the experts are yet to release an official explanation regarding the real purpose of the medieval grave.

You can watch the video below to know more about this fascinating discovery:

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25 Unbearably Delicious Burgers To Eat Before You Die

I’m seriously craving right now!

Our likes and dislikes in life differ from one another. Some might fancy cars, while others enjoy travelling. Some might like to collect baseball cards, while others resort to video gaming. But I believe when it comes to burgers, we’re all on the same page. We just love this sexy, voluptuous kind of food. (Ah, I’m already hungry!).

Aside from pizza, people have grown a certain kind of affection towards burgers. They’re easily temped by their mouthwatering cheese and packed meat. And while we may have our own favorite set up, there are actually a good number of burgers from around the world that are worth trying.

Well, without further ado, you can check them out below!...

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10 Most Ridiculous Bans By Governments Around the World

You’ll cringe at #4 for sure!

Bans has always been part of humanity, even in the archaic times. The earlier civilizations had created bans – alongside different laws – to either govern or restrict a society. And while the government nowadays claim to have created them for good reasons, we sometimes can’t help but cringe at their reasoning.

To simply put it, some bans are outrageous, unjustifiable, and downright silly. But no matter how a community reacts to them, the people behind this so-called “paranoia” always turn a blind eye. Below are among the most bizarre bans implemented by officiating bodies from around the world.

#10. Ketchup Not Allowed in French Schools

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Chilling Video Shows A Shaman Who Can ‘Control Crocodiles’ Dragged Beneath The Water

The crocodile shaman believed he could keep the creatures at bay while he was looking for a previous victim. He was wrong.

Crocodiles are ferocious if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even though their diet mainly consist of small fishes, reptiles, invertebrates, and mammals, they can be quite dangerous for humans, especially during the breeding season.

In Indonesia, which is known to have numerous lakes and rivers infested with crocodiles, a shaman who claimed he has the power to control these creatures was dragged beneath the waters by these scaly creatures.

Onlookers were shocked at the sight and one witness was able to capture a video of the attack.

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