Napoleon's hair sells at auction for $13K

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13 Responses to “Napoleon's hair sells at auction for $13K”

  1. Gridwolf says:

    That’s a bit short of what was expected, no?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Damian Hurst will resell for $$$$$$$$$$

  3. Ito Kagehisa says:

    It’s full of arsenical goodness!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/10/science/10napo.html

    Ew, I linked the NY Times. Better go scrub up.

  4. rebdav says:

    Doesn’t anyone remember the 80′s GI-Joe cartoon when it jumped the shark? They are trying to create Serpentor!

  5. Fred H says:

    A guy that buys baseball cards at my work was commenting on a new series of cards that have non-sports related cards included. One card on the package was Beethoven. Apparently the card comes with a strand of Beethoven’s hair. I asked the customer how they could get an actual strand of Beethoven’s hair, and the customer said there’s this guy who just collects historical hair and then sells it to card companies. Just thought I’d share that bit of weirdness with you all.

  6. moonxie says:

    Interesting, but I thought the story of Napoleon’s “manhood” was more compelling: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92126411

  7. rob1000 says:

    Jurassic park in France!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I for one welcome our new short french clone overlords.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well, actually Napoleon’s hair is interesting from the scientist’s, the historian’s and the coroner’s point or view. It is suspected that Napoleon was poisoned at Saint Helen’s island where he was confined. His hair is supposed to have clues to that, as it contains abnormal amounts of arsenic.

  10. dculberson says:

    Part of Napoleon Bonaparte’s part parts auction participant with $13K.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I didn’t see Ito’s comment before posting: vanitas vanitatis.

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