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Bedtime Stories, Boy-Mom Style

January 26, 2012

All you girl-moms out there, I just want you to know that while you are reading princess stories and fairy tales at bedtime, this is what I get to read aloud:

Any dead body that has been preserved is a mummy. After death, the flesh on most bodies rots and falls off. These bodies become skeletons – just a bunch of bones. But a dead body that has been preserved keeps its skin and flesh. This is what we call a mummy…

Mummified bodies of people and animals are found all over the world. Mummies are fascinating because not only are they preserved dead bodies, but they also teach us a lot about the way people lived a long time ago.

and this…

Next, they removed King Tut’s lungs, stomach, liver, and intestines and put them into special jars. Then one embalmer used his thumbs to pop out the king’s eye. Pop! Pop! If you think that’s gross, just wait until you hear how the embalmer removed the poor king’s brains…

I’ll spare you the rest, because I’m nice. Enjoy your happily ever after…

P.S. All you dads out there reading this are thinking “Cool! I wanna read that book!” aren’t you? Admit it…

Excerpted from Ickstory: Unraveling the History of Mummies Around the World by Sylvia Bramzei, Illustrated by Jack Keely

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  1. January 27, 2012 4:05 pm

    He’d like this http://boingboing.net/2012/01/23/museum-photos-mummified-ice-a.html Mummified Bison that has claw marks from an American Lion!

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