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Researchers in Italy announced this week that they had discovered a strange new tattoo on the ribcage of the 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman.

The find raises to 61 the number of Ötzi’s known tattoos, and it came as a big surprise.

“We didn’t expect to find a tattoo on the thoracic, as all the other tattoos are mainly close to joints and on his lower back and legs,” Dr. Albert Zink, director of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano and one of the scientists behind the discovery, told The Huffington Post in an email.

Weird. Next one out buys coffee cream. Then back to work.

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One Reply to “Start your day off right with Otzi the Iceman’s tattoos …

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    EDTA says:

    The find raises to 61 the number of Ötzi’s known tattoos, and it came as a big surprise.

    Yes, tattoos 1-60 were expected. The 61st was a huge surprise. 😎

    Oddly, none of the tattoos look like an anchor (so he was never in the Navy), and none look like a girl’s name. So he had never dated anyone seriously. Poor guy.

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