For years, the identity of the mummified fetus buried with bishop Peder Winstrup eluded researchers, but advancements in ancient DNA analysis have finally put these queries to rest; the child was his grandson. Although ancient DNA can’t tell us who did it and why, it was speculated the stillborn was preserved and later buried with the bishop so that he may “shepherd the child to the afterlife”, as unbaptized children were considered unable to enter Heaven.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here