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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:48 am


Astonishingly, scientists have compared the DNA of the battle-scarred, crook-backed skeleton unearthed in a Leicester car park near the site of the battle of Bosworth with that of a Canadian descendant of King Richard III and concluded that..yes...it's him:


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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 am


Olivier as Richard III in wig and prosthetic nose, a famous make-up which he based jointly on an unpleasant Hollywood agent and Disney's Big Bad Wolf.
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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:54 am


Anthony Sher as Richard III.
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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:55 am


Al Pacino as Richard III.
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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 am


Gandalf as Richard III.
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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:57 am


Kenneth Brannagh as Richard III.
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Post  eddie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:58 am


Kevin Spacey as Richard III.
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Post  eddie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:31 am

pinhedz wrote:There's something suspicious about the placement of the vertabrae. Suspect

I don't see anything about the individual bones that would have dictated the pronounced curvature we see in the photo. They would have fit together just as well in a straight line. scratch geek

It appears that Richard didn't have a 'hunchback' as such, but suffered from a medical ailment called 'scoliosis'.
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Post  eddie on Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:35 am


A 14th century woman who suffered from scoliosis


Scoliosis (from Ancient Greek: σκολίωσις skoliosis "obliquity, bending") is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side. Although it is a complex three-dimensional deformity, on an X-ray, viewed from the rear, the spine of an individual with scoliosis may look more like an "S" or a "C", rather than a straight line. Scoliosis is typically classified as either congenital (caused by vertebral anomalies present at birth), idiopathic (cause unknown, subclassified as infantile, juvenile, adolescent, or adult, according to when onset occurred), or neuromuscular (having developed as a secondary symptom of another condition, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, or physical trauma). A lesser-known cause of scoliosis could be a condition called Chiari malformation.

Recent longitudinal studies reveal that the most common form of the condition, late-onset idiopathic scoliosis, is physiologically harmless and self-limiting. The rarer forms of scoliosis pose risks of complications.
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