I've been forgetting to link this item for a few days now: apparently modern science has settled the thousands-of-years-old mystery of what killed Egypt's King Tutenkhamen. It turns out that King Tut was not murdered, but rather suffered a leg fracture which led to gangrene. It turns out that there was no one standing on the sandy knoll after all.
Also, computer imaging technology has produced an image of what King Tut looked like. He doesn't look much like Yul Brynner, but what are you gonna do.
(Second link via Darth Swank, who's been blogging quite a bit lately and who demonstrates his pop culture skills in selecting a title for his post. Back at ya, Greg!)