Curse of the Dummies

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A new study in the British Medical Journal breaks down what might have been one of the first modern media-driven fantasies that morphed into fact: the curse of King Tut's tomb.

A researcher noted that nearly every death associated with Howard Carter's 1922 expedition was reported with mention of the curse. But, in fact, analysis of who died when and where shows no pattern of a curse.

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  1. I read a study just like this one in Skeptical Inquirer a few years ago. This new exposure is great, but don’t expect it to phase the ratings whores at the “Discovery”, “History”, “Learning” and Travel channels.

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