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Friday, March 20, 2009

Vampire!

Finally, a blog article you can sink your teeth into. A Venetian archeological dig unearthed a vampire woman from a 16th century burial ground associated with a plague. The woman had a brick stuck in her jaw:

...evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire. The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual. It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said.

Well, let's analyze this. Perhaps these scientists have succumbed to logical fallacy. Maybe in 16th century Venice, it was fashionable for women to have bricks in their mouth.

"Vampires don't exist, but studies show people at the time believed they did," said Matteo Borrini, a forensic archaeologist and anthropologist at Florence University who studied the case over the last two years.

Oh my, where do they come up with these scientists? Dude, if there weren't any vampires, how would we know enough about them to write so many vampire stories?

Medieval texts show the belief in vampires was fueled by the disturbing appearance of decomposing bodies, Borrini told The Associated Press by telephone.

What's your point?

To kill the undead creatures, the stake-in-the-heart method popularized by later literature was not enough: A stone or brick had to be forced into the vampire's mouth so that it would starve to death, Borrini said.

So now the dude is contradicting himself. If they don't exist, you can't kill them. I've had enough of this. If you want to read the rest of this travesty, here it is...if you're not afraid.

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