Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Archaeology Update

Talk about overkill! British scientists have determined that Guy Fawkes had 25 times the amount of gunpowder he needed to destroy Parliament and kill King James I. The 1605 "Gunpowder Plot," celebrated every year in Britain by the derisive burning of straw effigies of Fawkes, fortunately did not come to fruition, but if it had, his 36 barrels of gunpowder would have demolished Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey and caused devastation out to a 490 meter radius!

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