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In October of 2000, Pakistani police were tipped off about a mummy that was being sold on the black market. After an interrogation, they were led to a house in Afghanistan where they were shown a mummified corpse in a gilded coffin. The mummy wore golden crown and was placed atop a mound of wax and honey. 

Archeologists announced it was a Persian princess from 600 BC and a major archeological find, but upon further examination by other researchers, the “Persian Princess” was revealed to be a fake: the inscriptions had grammatical errors and the corpse was not as old as the coffin.

It was concluded it was a woman in her 20s who was killed by a blunt instrument to the neck in the 1990s. No one knows who the woman is or who mummified her, but she was finally buried in 2008. 

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15 years of gilmore girls (october 5th, 2000 - may 15th, 2007)

There are many paths in life. There’s the “Hey, you’re cute, sure, I’ll marry you after graduation and med school” and the “Can you drive Susie to soccer today, ‘cause I’ve got a pediure?” path. And then there’s my path, where I found myself 16 and pregnant and I realized “I have to get a job, I have to raise a kid and being me, I have to do it all by myself.” Not easy. But the thing with my path was, when I reached the end, I turned around and realized I’d ended up someplace really good.

13 Days of Halloween: Film Musicals Edition

1. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
2. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
3. Corpse Bride (2005)
4. Into the Woods (2014)
5. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)
6. The Devil’s Carnival (2012)
7. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
8. Teen Witch (1989)
9. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
11. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
13. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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George Harrison in 1964, 1985 and 1987. Photo 2 © Peter Figen.

“We do like the fans and enjoy reading the publicity about us, but sometimes you don’t realize that it’s about yourself. You see your pictures and read articles about George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul and John, but you don’t actually think, ‘Oh, that’s me. There I am in the paper.’ It’s funny. It’s just as though it’s a different person.” - George Harrison, 28 August 1963 [x]

“I don’t want to die as ‘George Harrison record producer,’ or ‘George Harrison lead guitarist,’ or even just as a Beatle. They’re all me, but they’re not really me. I’m unlimited. We’re all unlimited!” - George Harrison, NME, 14 March 1970 [x]

“Gandhi says, ‘Create and preserve the image of your choice.’ The image of my choice is not Beatle George… Why live in the past? Be here now, and now, whether you like me or not, this is what I am.” - George Harrison, 1974 [x]

“They’re not interested in me as a human being; they’re only interested in The Beatles, what guitar I played on Sgt. Pepper and all that crap. I’m a person. The Beatles are actually a small part of my life. I’m almost 40, and I was in The Beatles when it was a popular recording group for eight years, yet that eight years is all that anybody wants to know about. I can understand that but I’m not The Beatles.” - George Harrison, Sunday Times, 23 January 1983 [x]

“'I always separated George the artist from George the person.’ Even when he was alive, [Olivia] says, they would walk past pictures of him as if it were somebody else entirely.” - The Independent, 19 October 2005 [x]

“I never even thought about the fact that he was a Beatle. George was so humble, that honestly when I met him it was just like meeting any other person. He wasn’t a Beatle at that time, and so I never saw that. I only ever saw the person, George. I don’t think we’d have been together so long it if it had been any other way.” - Olivia Harrison, The Herald Scotland, 18 June 2009 [x]

“The Beatles was a big pressure. There’s only a small group of people who have ever had that experience, and theirs was probably the most intense. They had a fantastic time that really only the four of them could ever talk about, but it was odd for him. He’d look at old photos of himself and say, ‘That’s Beatle George’, like it was someone else.” - Olivia Harrison, The Herald Scotland, 18 June 2009 [x]

“It’s more fun to just hang out with your friends, sod it, you know, just do something. I had to shake The Beatles off from around my neck. I had to do something other than being ‘Beatles George’… Now I’ve come full circle, I’m free of it, and I’m liberated. I can go on and be a Wilbury.” - George Harrison [x]

“But even in 1963 you see them talking about John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison and you just feel as if it’s somebody else. Throughout all this madness I see it as somebody else. I’m not really Beatle George - sorry to disappoint you. I mean there is much more to me than the Beatle George. And I don’t really go round thinking that I’m in the Beatles…” - George Harrison, Q, 1995 [x]

“Quite honestly, it’s like - to me, it’s just like separate from me.” - George Harrison on being part of The Beatles, Today Tonight, November 1995

“Beatle George was a suit or a shirt that I once wore, and the only problem is, for the rest of my life, people are going to look at that shirt and mistake it for me.” - George Harrison, Q, 1995 [x]

“The Beatles, for me, are a bit like a suit or a shirt I once wore and unfortunately, I don’t mean this in a bitter way, a lot of people look at that suit and think it’s me. The reality is that I’m this soul in the body, The Beatles was this thing we did for a few years and it was such a big thing. It’s amazing that people keep going on about it.” - George Harrison, Today Tonight, November 1995 [x]