Fakes V

What's your artifact doing in Boss Kean's ditch?
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If you have even a vague interest in military artifacts, you will have come across a helmet with a horrid gaping hole in it. The seller might indulge in a lurid description of fighting on the Western Front. Certainly an evocative thing to own.

Right.
Spoiler:
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How can you prove that the helmet hole ( fnarrr...qwok...) in question wasn't actually caused by a bullet.

Nevertheless, Ihave it on good authority that you can always tell a legit Italian helmet as the hole will always be in the back.

Too soon?
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Welllllllll bullet holes are round, ~.3" in diameter. That think in the photo looks like an ice pick with a square cross section.
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ed wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:25 pm Welllllllll bullet holes are round, ~.3" in diameter. That think in the photo looks like an ice pick with a square cross section.
I know, I was just using that as a lead in to the devastating comedy.

However, some, most, if not all of the lids in the pic have two holes . Ergo, one might assume that something is going on in the pic other than "fakery "

I.e. is a Polish guy with a pickaxe more effective at rendering military equipment useless than the entire US military.

See? Brilliant.

I'd like to thank my patron and comrade Joe Biden for the material
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Jokes write themselves with Joe.

Got a very nice luger today.
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Does it have a hole in it?
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Yes. Look right here ...
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ed wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:48 pm Yes. Look right here ...
That's not a gun, you cheeky boy.
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:oops:
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https://i.imgur.com/0r6MVhX.jpg
1914. This model was basically unchanged thru ww2.

I keep saying that I dont collect Lugers but I seem to have amassed about 20 of the suckers. They are iconic. Funny thing is that when you shoot one, you hear the mechanism "clink-ka-chink-clink".
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https://scienceintegritydigest.com/2021 ... el-hammam/
The Scientific Reports paper has a whopping 53 figures. Some of of these show details of the archaeological dig site, while others show macroscopy and microscopy photos of melted pottery, shocked quartz grain, and ‘spherules’.

Several photos of the dig sites appear to contain cloned parts, small areas that appear to be visible multiple times within the same photo.

I first noticed such cloned features in Figure 15b. The top right corner immediately caught my eye, and I noticed several repetitive elements there.