william_kent

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Remember that guy who sank the cruise liner cos he went close to the island to wave to his mate or something?

Funny you should mention that - fresh in my memory from watching this - although I still don't know if the woman hiding in the "saw a woman in two" magic cabinet escaped - I do hope so..

 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Reminds me of that Russian film where the magician cuts a woman in half at a party and then drinks himself unconscious. When they wake him up he's all like "why didn't you wake me, it's too late? Nothing can be done now" and the woman has to live in a box for the rest of her life. It came out just before Boxing Helena interestingly enough.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I enjoyed that Concordia film a lot by the way. Even better than I remembered it (er, apart from for those who lost their lives obviously, a few sobering moments in there due to that which kinda hit quite hard amongst all the absurdity).
 

Leo

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Stephen Colbert: "What's the matter, you couldn't find an elderly guy with tennis elbow and a tea spoon to dig out the ship?"
 

Leo

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Egypt Just Held an Astonishing, Real-Life Mummy Parade Though the Streets of Cairo

Cairo celebrated the long-awaited opening of its National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with a procession of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies, transporting them across the city to their new home, where they will go on view later this month. Safely moving the millennia-old remains was a multimillion-dollar affair that involved building special shock-absorbent vehicles as well as repaving the roads along the route to ensure a smooth ride. To maintain optimal preservation conditions, the mummies were put into oxygen-free nitrogen capsules for the duration of their journey.

Each of the 18 kings and four queens had their own gold and blue car, designed to look like the pharaonic boats used to transport ancient royals to their tombs, and featuring the winged sun symbol used by the pharaohs.

 

william_kent

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From the BBC news site:

'Curse of the pharaohs'​

While it is being seen as a grand - and even fun - event, Egypt's mummies have historically been associated with superstition and foreboding.
Recently, Egypt has had a string of disasters. Last week alone dozens of people were killed in a train crash in Sohag, Upper Egypt, while at least 18 people died when a building collapsed in Cairo. Then, as preparations were in full swing to transfer the mummies, the Suez Canal was blocked by the MS Ever Given cargo ship for almost a week.
 
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