Ancient Irish Punk Bogman Found. In Bog. In Ireland

The preserved remains of two prehistoric men discovered in an Irish bog have revealed a couple of surprises — one used hair gel and the other stood 6 foot 6 inches high, the tallest Iron Age body discovered.
“He would have been a giant…the other man was quite short, about 5 foot 2 inches,” said Ned Kelly, head of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland.
“The shorter man appeared to attempt to give himself greater stature by a rather curious headdress which was a bit like a Mohican-style with the hair gel, which was a resin imported from France,” Kelly told BBC radio.


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(article quotes Ned Kelly, head of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland – who apparently wasn’t hanged at Melbourne Jail in 1880!)
Blather’s archeological team have suggested that while the tall gel-using lad may have been a punk who got lost on his way to a music festival, research shows that he may have been in a singer in a prehistoric (pre-1960s)showband. Remnants of his clothing suggest that he was wearing a blue sequined jacket, bootlace tie and a pair of brothel-creep suede shoes.

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