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Museum buys 'vampire slaying kit'

Posted on Tuesday, 3 July, 2012 | Comment icon 30 comments


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The Royal Armouries museum obtained the box containing everything you need to fight vampires.

The box is believed to be from the 19th century but the contents are from the early 20th century, it is thought that the kit was put together to help capitalize on the popularity of Bram Stoker's Dracula novel. Inside is a crucifix, a pistol, several wooden stakes, a mallet and a prayer book, among other things.

"These kits are often said to have been made as novelties in the Victorian period, but research shows they are later than this," said the museum's firearms curator. "We've yet to establish a firm date for our kit, but we know it will attract a lot of interest from our museum visitors."

"The 19th Century box, containing a crucifix, pistols, wooden stakes and a mallet, was sold for £7,500 at an auction in North Yorkshire on Friday."

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Comment icon #21 Posted by Coffey on 19 July, 2012, 16:23
Not to go OT, but my mother and I used to have bad pun contests that lasted for entire days. Even though I'm an old bat now, I still love a bad pun. hehehe Yeah there is nothing worng with a bad pun. lol
Comment icon #22 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 16:36
This is no joking matter! There's far too much at stake. Haha, thats jsut as bad as mine! I thought mine was bad, you two are terrible... Jokes like that make me Cross!!!
Comment icon #23 Posted by lizzieboo on 19 July, 2012, 17:08
I thought mine was bad, you two are terrible... Jokes like that make me Cross!!! I know what you mean. Impaler just reading them.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 17:23
I know what you mean. Impaler just reading them. In that case, Vlad you liked it... Sorry, thats the poorest so far, I will wait for Coffey until my necks one
Comment icon #25 Posted by Coffey on 19 July, 2012, 17:41
Sorry but your puns just suck. I think you carried on in vein. Fangs for trying though.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 17:57
Sorry but your puns just suck. I think you carried on in vein. Fangs for trying though. Sorry to be a 'pain in the neck' but these jokes are driving me batty... Have we exhausted every Vampire pun yet? Please say yes...
Comment icon #27 Posted by Coffey on 19 July, 2012, 18:04
Sorry to be a 'pain in the neck' but these jokes are driving me batty... Have we exhausted every Vampire pun yet? Please say yes... Yes... Haha
Comment icon #28 Posted by Junior Chubb on 19 July, 2012, 18:16
Yes... Haha Thank god for that, it was getting tough out there
Comment icon #29 Posted by lizzieboo on 19 July, 2012, 18:27
Well, I consider the whole thing to be a grave mistake. (Sorry, couldn't resist one more.)
Comment icon #30 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 22 July, 2012, 3:36
Well, I consider the whole thing to be a grave mistake. (Sorry, couldn't resist one more.) hahahhaaha nice one


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