Mt Vesuvius victim’s brain ‘turned to glass’ as hundreds more baked to death

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  1. Chinatown

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    mhyn Thanks this.
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    Horrible way to die but I admit I'm intrigued by a brain "turning to glass" from heat.

    But it's probably just a click bait headline.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Yeah, a little dramatic; not real glass:
    "A new study by Italian experts, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examined the remains of one man in Herculaneum and found that he was inflicted with such extreme temperatures that his brain melted, with the organ later cooling into a kind of glass which was found coating the surface of his exploded skull."
     
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