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King Midas Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Martin Silenus is one of the main squeezes in in Dan Simmons's Hyperion. And—you guessed it—Martin is also a satyr.

In 1957, a team of archeologists from the University of Pennsylvania discovered what they believed to be Midas's burial chamber in central Turkey. And check this out: facial reconstructionists have made models of Midas's face, based on the skull they found.

It's actually possible to turn lead into gold, but it doesn't last. Bummer. (Source)

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