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Knife-armed Skeleton refers to a skeleton discovered in Northern Italy from the 6th century who appeared to have had his forearm amputated and replaced with a knife as a prosthetic device. Once the discovery was posted to Twitter, users made jokes about the discovery and made comparisons to pop culture characters with weapons for prosthetic limbs.
On June 8th, 2018, Archaeology.org posted about the discovery of the skeleton belonging to a sixth century warrior in Lombardy, Italy who had evidently had his arm amputated and replaced with a knife.
On August 5th, 2018, the Twitter account for Archaeology Magazine tweeted about the discovery, gaining over 2,400 retweets and 6,900 likes (shown below).
After the tweet, many Twitter users made jokes about the discovery, often in the form of puns or pop culture comparison. Of the former, some popular tweets include a post by @BenjaminDeutsch that gained over 720 likes (shown below, left). User @StTabitha dubbed him "Don't Pet the Cat Luigi" (shown below, right).
Some popular examples of Twitter users making pop culture comparisons include a post by @jcdelatorre who compared the character to Ash from the Evil Dead series (shown below, left) and user @drumjedi compared the skeleton to Merle from The Walking Dead, gaining over 220 likes (shown below, right). Jokes were covered by The Daily Dot.
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