A Death Unfit for a King

Sadly, Egyptian scientists have established that King Tut wasn't murdered but instead died of...


That does little harm to Immanuel Velikovsky's fascinating theory that the Oedipus cycle was loosely based on the tragic family melodrama that may have transpired in Heliopolis, but it's disappointing nonetheless. At least we're disappointed. If for no other reason than that gangrene's such an anticlimactic way to go. Not as bad as, say, being asphyxiated by a candy machine that fell on you when you got too rough with it, and not as gleefully ironic as getting slammed by an ambulance, but it's up there.

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