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Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'

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Posted (IP: Staff) ·

WHEN MOUNT VESUVIUS unleashed its fury in A.D. 79, Herculaneum was just one of several towns smothered by ash and savaged by superheated volcanic avalanches. But three centuries after excavations began, experts are still unsure as to what precisely killed the victims of this once bustling metropolis.

Along with collapsing buildings, flying debris, and stampedes of fleeing residents, various studies have blamed the inhalation of ash and volcanic gases, a sudden heat shock, and even the vaporization of people’s soft tissues.

Now, two studies add a couple twists to the tale.



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Mmm glass brains, reminds me of when the Nintendo 64 released see-through consoles and you could see the brains of the system.

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