Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Today's WTF Moment

Uri Geller bought a Scottish island he claims contains ancient Egyptian treasures. I know, right? But wait: it gets goofier:

Tales of Scotland's ties to ancient Egypt date back to the 15th century, but many regard them as a bit of nonsense. According to the legend, King Tutankhamen's half-sister, Princess Scota, fell out with her family and fled to Ireland and then Scotland, thereby giving the country its name. Some say the alignment of [Geller's island] and two nearby islands closely mirrors the layout of the pyramids at Giza, near Cairo, not to mention the three main stars in the Orion's Belt constellation.

I've heard the Princess Scota legend before, of course, but as just that: a legend, a bit of folklore, a pleasing connection for someone like me who waffles daily between Kemeticism and Scottish folk witchcraft but not something to be taken as fact. So, LOLWHUT is my immediate response. Though wouldn't it be cool if it were true? ;)

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