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Goldilocks And The Three Kings

By Wyatt Earp | December 18, 2009

Diane de PoitiersSo get this: some frog scientists dug up one of the bimbo mistresses to the French King Henry II. I guess they either wanted to conduct a new autopsy or get one last shot at her – she was kind of hot for an old dead chick. I’m just sayin’.

So, what do they think killed her? You may want to sit down because you’re not going to believe this.

LONDON — A British medical journal has published findings saying a mistress of 16th-century French King Henry II may have died from consuming too much drinkable gold.

When French experts dug up the remains of Diane de Poitiers last year, they found high levels of gold in her hair. Since she was not a queen and did not wear a crown, scientists said it was hard to see how jewelry could have contaminated her hair and body.

Experts now say that the popularity of drinkable gold — believed to preserve youth — in the French court makes it very likely de Poitier’s beauty elixir ultimately killed her. (H/TFOXNews)

Drinking gold can kill you? Somebody better tell this guy (at the 0:46 mark):

Topics: WTF? | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to “Goldilocks And The Three Kings”

  1. RT Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Wow! That must have been some old-school Goldschlager.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    RT – 1,000 proof.

  3. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    heh. goldilocks. good one. :)

  4. Code Monkey Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I still love that commercial.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Smite – Thank you, I’ll be here all week!

    CM – I love the guy punching the Koala, and the “It’s gold” guy.

  6. Code Monkey Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I identify most with the woman in the car.

    Not that I don’t love my job or anything. /sarc

  7. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Well that was a dumb thing to do.
    Or didn’t they have Captain Morgan back then?

  8. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I remember reading about gold drinking somewhere. This is all very interesting to me, loving history and all. You don’t even want to know what they used for condoms. ick lol

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    CM – No, it’s very fulfilling and rewarding.

    Mrs. Crankipants – I don’t think Puerto Rico was discovered yet. Heh.

    DL474 – Sheepskin?

  10. dragonlady474 Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Close…sheep intestines. ick

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    DL474 – Eww!

  12. Bill Says:
    December 21st, 2009 at 9:50 am

    Gold is a heavy metal but not toxic. We can consume gold leaf which is served on some foods and not die. Large amounts of gold, I have read, can aggravate arthritis.

    I don’t think her consumption of gold killed her. But then I am not a doctor, chemist or toxicologist and I don’t play either in the movies; nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn express.