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skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/20/2015 2:40:00 PM   
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Found this interesting.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3026442/200-year-old-skeleton-hunchback-soldier-killed-battle-Waterloo-Belgian-car-park-believed-trained-Sussex.html
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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/20/2015 6:02:29 PM   
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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/20/2015 6:06:21 PM   
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Thank you for sharing.

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/20/2015 8:01:15 PM   
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When I was about 13, I had a stepfather who had a coffin with a full skeleton in it. I think it was American Indian. He kept it in the garage and I felt like it was really creepy to be around it at night. Years later, I realized he was creepy to keep it like he did. I imagine he dug it up on one of his properties or something and decided to keep it.

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/20/2015 8:34:23 PM   
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Where we lived when I was five years old had a marker that one of Benedict Arnold's horses was buried there. The horse was shot from under him.

My parents were a bit miffed to see I had dug holes all over the yard one day looking for it.

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/21/2015 1:03:02 AM   
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How many hunchbacks under car parks are you guys going to find over there? Are you able to walk around without bumping into hunchbacks or is there a hunchback traffic jam each rush hour?

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/21/2015 1:05:38 AM   
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Thanks for posting. Great article. Pretty distressing to read that many of the dead were sold as fertilizer and/or had their teeth pulled to make dentures. The 'Honored Dead' indeed.

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/21/2015 1:45:52 AM   
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A rather ghastly practice that I'm very much grateful is not done anymore. Imagine having dead peoples' teeth in your mouth.

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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/21/2015 11:32:46 PM   
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How many years does he have to be dead before he is buried?

If he were a veteran of the Vietnam war he would be buried.

If he were a veteran of the Great War he would be buried.

If he were a veteran of the Boar War he would be buried.

What is the correct number of years before a skeleton is put on display?
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RE: skeleton found at waterloo identified - 5/23/2015 2:14:22 PM   
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I presume that the "single and no relatives" is the key there.

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