35 Fascinating Fast Facts for When You’re Bored

2King Tut owned a dagger from outer space.

close up of sarcophagus of king tut

King Tutankhamun had lots of cool toys, but one of his most intriguing may have been a dagger, discovered in his tomb in 1925, made of meteoric metal. It wasn’t until recently that scientists were able to confirm the material, using a technique called portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. They determined that the dagger’s composition of iron, nickel, and cobalt “strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin.”

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