Scotland's two mummified bog bodies are the Frankenstein remains of six…

Britain's only prehistoric mummies resided in Cladh Hallan, only Scotland's South Uist island. They belong to a class of mummie known as "bog bodies," corpses naturally preserved in sphagnum bogs. A new discovery reveals that these mummies — one male and one female — aren't unusual just because they're British; … » 7/07/12 1:00pm 7/07/12 1:00pm

The weird, sad story of Egyptian animal mummies

Pharaohs were far from the only ancient Egyptians to be mummified. An entire ancient industry grew up around supplying people with mummified pets to accompany them into the afterlife. Business was even big enough to drive entire species extinct. » 11/22/11 5:00pm 11/22/11 5:00pm

Man selling his own thumb to save haunted train museum

Since 1976, John Baker has run the Bakers Junction Railroad Museum in Smithville, Indiana. The museum — which operates a haunted house in old railcars — has fallen on tough financial times, so Baker's turned to an unusual source of fundraising capital. That is, his own severed thumb. » 9/27/11 11:00am 9/27/11 11:00am

An army of mummies is coming to your town soon!

Some 45 mummies, from 15 museums in seven countries, are embarking on a three-year tour of the United States starting today. The Mummies of the World exhibit includes this family of elaborately dressed Hungarian mummies. More gruesome pics below. » 7/01/10 9:30am 7/01/10 9:30am

Stingless Bees Have a Scarier Way To Win Warfare

Scientists have discovered that bees use more than their stingers to defeat potential attackers. Apparently, they're perfectly prepared to mummify enemies who can't be stung. » 1/04/10 10:40am 1/04/10 10:40am