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Ancient Winged Penises Unearthed

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According to the journal Britannia, along with other ancient Roman artifacts like coins, brooches, Kama Sutra knife handles and phallic, gold pendants, amateurs using metal detectors unearthed these winged penises. Carved from animal bones, the penises are thought to be between 1,600 and 2,000 years old, from the time period when the Romans ruled the area now known as Britain. Apparently, flying dicks were common motifs throughout the Roman Empire. (Dare I ask why?)

Best part of the discovery: in England and Wales, there’s a loophole for amateur loot hunters, which allows them to potentially own any artifacts discovered on their own. This means there may be a winged penis auction happening any day now on Ebay. [Live Science]

Marilyn Monroe’s Secret Stash

What’s a woman who has been dead for over 40 years doing on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair? Well, when the lady in question is Marilyn Monroe, it’s no wonder the ultimate sex symbol is still making it as a cover girl from the grave. Her case has been reopened — or rather, her filing cabinets. After Frank Sinatra insisted she keep her affairs in order, Miss Monroe began storing her mementos in two not-so-glamourous metal office drawers which have just been recovered. And both the business and company she keep are fascinating! More info on what was inside, after the jump… Keep reading »

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