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Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

Had to chuckle at the headline in today's Times:

"Swiss men like to see themselves as rugged Alpine warriors who need to carry large pen knives.

However, a team of geneticists have discovered that many of them are mummies boys, with 50 per cent of Swiss male citizens related to the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Gene mapping researchers extracted DNA from the mummified remains of the Pharaoh, who ruled Egypt 3000 years ago, and measured it against modern Swiss man.

They discovered that half of the male population of the nation carried the blood of the Boy King in their veins."

The article goes on to point out that Tutankhamun "suffered from a cleft palate and protruding front teeth. It is thought his parents were brother and sister.'"

LOL! What a way to insult a nation on its national day!
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Old 01.08.2011, 10:48
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

How about a link to the article so we can read it as well.

edit: I finally found it but it's subscription only.
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Another reason to be happy that I don't read that sorry excuse for a newspaper.
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It is thought his parents were brother and sister.'"
Nice to see that some of the Swiss traditions go back such a long way.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

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It is thought his parents were brother and sister.'"
Isn't this the standard in remote alpine valleys?
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Why is that possibly relevant to the post?
Perhaps because it was revealed over a year ago that King Tut was genetically Western European, not the other way around.
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Perhaps because it was revealed over a year ago that King Tut was genetically Western European, not the other way around.
I meant....how did we go from Ancient Egyptian genetics to DB's newspaper of choice in one easy step????
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

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How about a link to the article so we can read it as well.

edit: I finally found it but it's subscription only.
Yeah, sorry. I only get access via an iPad subscription. At a tenner a month including the Sunday Times I find it a good deal.
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I meant....how did we go from Ancient Egyptian genetics to DB's newspaper of choice in one easy step????
You think the Times article has anything whatsoever to do with Ancient Egyptian genetics?

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I think I ran out of greenies for you, but i'll try again soon

OH!!! I get it.......massive egos, thought they ruled the world, their opinions were law, people fell down in awe and prostrated themselves at their feet.




I mean - Pharoahs, of course.......what did you think I meant??
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For the hard-of-thinking:

Research has recently revealed that a certain number of people in Switzerland share a common ancestor with some ancient Egyptian king.

The Times newspaper has an article about this research.

Instead of providing its supposedly intelligent readers with a well-researched and interesting article about this scientific discovery, the newspaper has decided to go down the tabloid route of making unfunny jokes about the Swiss, accusing them of being 'mummies' boys' and so on - none of which has any relevance whatsoever to the matter in hand.

The Times used to be a reputable newspaper. It is no longer a reputable newspaper. I no longer read the Times, and feel justified in this decision when I see silly articles like the one mentioned in the initial post.

Clear enough for you?
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

So was reading that article the deciding factor for you DB? (Given that you don't read the Times)
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So was reading that article the deciding factor for you DB? (Given that you don't read the Times)
Oh, here comes Tweedle-Dee...

No, it wasn't. As I made clear in my previous post.
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Re: Swiss Men are "Mummies Boys" according to today's Times

For strictly unbiased and well-researched reporting, I'd like Murdoch's take on this.
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Noooooooooooo.............don't groan

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