Monday, July 6, 2009

Very. Very. Unlikely.

From the ABC news website:

Mystery skull

Source:Supplied, NSW Police
Published:Tuesday, July 7, 2009 8:46 AEST

A skull sits on the beach in Mona Vale, on Sydney's northern beaches in September 2008. The skull of a child, thought to be around 700 years old, was discovered after it washed up on the beach. Police have appealed for the owner to come forward.

Good luck with that appeal guys.  I imagine it will go something like this:

Skeleton walks into police station.

S: Hello.  I have lost my skull.  I believe you may have found it.

Constable: We may be in the possession of cranial material from a person of interest.  Our investigations are ongoing.

S: It is my skull, constable.

Constable: You must understand we need to take every precaution against vexatious claimants. Can you prove the skull in question is lawfully yours.

S: Well, I have no skull.  Also I am 700 years old.

Constable: We need to be sure it is your skull.  Does it have any distinguishing marks.

S: No. It's just a skull.  With some teeth.

Constable: All right.  Fill out this form, and an officer will contact you in seven to ten working days to discuss your claim to the lost property.

S: Can you read the form out to me?  I am vision impaired.


  1. Bahahah! 7 - 10 working days?? You've got to be kidding! Lost property enquiries take at least 3 months! .... damn useless coppers... ;)

  2. That's an awfully long time to be wandering around headless.


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