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Irish bog man used hair gel

Posted on Tuesday, 10 January, 2006 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Rick Hamell

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"The preserved remains of two prehistoric men discovered in an Irish bog have revealed a couple of surprises --- one used hair gel and the other stood 6 foot 6 inches high, the tallest Iron Age body discovered."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 10 January, 2006, 14:26
lol, prehistoric Irish punks! I wonder why they were murdered
Comment icon #2 Posted by Yelekiah on 10 January, 2006, 14:30
Further proof that nothing is original these days Seriously, I think that's pretty fascinating that there was a reason for it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Elfstone810 on 10 January, 2006, 22:03
I never had an aptitude for science myself, but I love reading about the things that science can teach us, especially when it involves mysteries. Wow! 2300-year-old murder mysteries! Those are REALLY cold cases!
Comment icon #4 Posted by __Kratos__ on 10 January, 2006, 22:44
Ancient pretty boy? If you read the story, it says they were most likely sacrificed. The prolonged torture was just for kicks.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AztecInca on 10 January, 2006, 23:55
Very interesting indeed. I wonder just how well the ancient gel worked compared with todays?! Probably a whole lot better.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jagji56 on 11 January, 2006, 1:29
well if the gel lasted 2300 years, it HAS to beater lol the big Q is, where they from Ireland, if one had a head dress that was from France, the there is a possibility that this shot guy was some sort of king, and the taller was, in fact a body guard!
Comment icon #7 Posted by rane on 11 January, 2006, 5:23
they must have used whale fat.. everytime i see a picture of bogman, i get a huge hunger for beef jerky...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Uversa on 11 January, 2006, 11:01
Lets not forget that at the time these fellows were styling thier hair it was possible to walk from Ireland to England and then England to France, the sea has only seperated the three countries within the last 2,000 years
Comment icon #9 Posted by Steve-0 on 18 January, 2006, 0:14
How were the able to pinpoint the headdress to france?

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