The body of a remarkably well preserved warrior in full armor was discovered at Kanai Higashiura, the site known as the Japanese Pompeii, and archaeologists believe the find dates back to the 6th century.
But here's what makes this a remarkable find:
The discovery, which is a first of its kind, is particularly remarkable in that the warrior is still wearing his lamellar suit. Though 600 armoured suits have been recovered by archaeologists over the years, none were worn by its owner.
Typically, suits like this one, what are called kozaneko or keiko, are found in tombs placed next to the owner, along with various burial goods. But this one is clearly unique.
Comic book cosplay galleries are usually a collection of good and bad examples, and the weekly Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay brought to you by Gamma Squad is no different, but their galleries are overall more good than bad and always superheroic so they're worthy of a weekly visit.
Cats who enjoy cosplay are a rare and noble sort, the kind of cat who knows what color bow tie goes best with a top hat and monacle. Join Kotaku as they pay tribute to the furriest of all cosplayers- kitties in costumes!
Carls Jr. came up with a deliciously deadly way to celebrate 12-12-2012--a 9000 calorie behemoth cheeseburger consisting of 12 burger patties, 12 slices of cheese and 12 strips of bacon. It's called the Once In A Deathtime burger, and it should come with a free angioplasty!
Home defense comes in many shapes and sizes, but no system is as cute or creepy as the Goblin Peeker.
Let this warty little guy keep an eye on your stuff for you, and you don't even have to pay him. All you have to do is follow this Instructable by cudubh, build your own goblin gazer and set him up somewhere out of the way so he can keep an eye out for trouble.
Invite a whole clan of Goblin Peekers into your home and watch your worries disappear! Goblin stench remover not included.
What do you do when your kid would rather speak in tongues and plot evil deeds than share a see-saw at playtime? Let the fine folks at the Horror Movie Daycare take them off your hands, they're used to dealing with the dark side of childhood and your kid will feel right at home with the rest of their wicked classmates.
When you indulge in a bit of holiday cheer remeber this- don't drink more than your body can handle. The guy in this pic is nothing but a bag of bones, it probably doesn't take much to turn him into a drunken mess. At least the lawmen have a light lifting job ahead of them!
The 2012 edition of BuzzFeed's reader submitted costume gallery was a case of highs and lows, glorious triumphs, like the Battle Rufio costume pictured above, and utter failures like a guy dressed as Steve Irwin wrestling his crocodile girlfriend. You'll have to decide which category the rest of them belong in for yourself.
Meet Darla Vader, Darth's relatively unknown sister. She's used to having her way and doesn't use the Force much because men usually give her what she wants without much of an argument. Darla, and her dangerous curves, invite you to join the Dark Side!
We come across people all the time who remind us of someone we know or look familiar to us in some way, and it turns out that's because a lot of people look alike whether they're related or not.
This series of portraits by Canadian photographer Francoise Brunelle is full of people who bear a striking resemblance to each other, exploring the idea that everyone has a doppelganger out there somewhere.
Behold the mighty guinea lion, a savage beast that kills with the power of cuteness.
Adventurous animal lovers will discover many more examples of guinea pig-animal hybridization at the link below, but don't let their adorability fool you- these cuties are packing a mean set of chompers!
Photographer Nacho Alegre, along with graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa, came up with a bright idea for photographing bread- stack the loaves into leaning towers and capture the crusty balancing act for Apartamento magazine.
Somewhere a bakery window designer will be inspired by these layouts, and the balance of bread will be restored...
When a package arrived at the University of Chicago addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (aka Indiana Jones), eyebrows were raised.
When they opened the package and found a bunch of stuff directly related to Indiana Jones movie mythology inside a manila envelope mystery began.
Here's more on the mystery package:
Inside the manila envelope secured with string, school employees found a treasure of meticulously executed Jones lore brought to life, including a journal penned by Abner Ravenswood -- Indy's academic mentor and father of his Raiderslove interest, Marion Ravenswood.
"The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included,"
The university has thrown it out to the Internet, in hopes of finding out just who is responsible for this extraordinary stunt.
"If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? ... If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too.... Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated," the school writes.
Anyone with any pertinent knowledge is prompted to forward what they know to a special email account set up in honor of the mysterious package: firstname.lastname@example.org.