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Blood of French King Louis XVI Found in Gourd Container, Confirms Gourds Are Useful

As in turns out, gourds are apparently a great place to keep the blood of a deceased monarch. At least, that's what seems to be the case as a team of scientists have said that they believe blood from an old gourd is actually that of Louis XVI, the French king that was beheaded by revolutionaries on January 21st, 1793. How the gourd managed to get Louis XVI's blood in it is a long story, but it seems to pan out.

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Artist Carves Intricately Designed Lamps Out of Gourds

Calabarte turns regular old gourds into pretty lamps by carving intricate designs and patterns into the gourds, which in turn, casts equally intricate designs and patterns onto surrounding surfaces after the gourds are stuffed with lights and flipped on. It's like a tasteful jack-o'-lantern. Mosey on past the break to see more artsy gourd-lamps.

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