The following information is neither astute, defined as absolute fact, or particularly useful, which may make it interesting:
The above hieroglyphic was found in a Pharaoh’s tomb just outside Cairo in 1897, dating back approximately 3 thousand years to the Westside Sinai Plumbers’ Convention. Its’ intrinsic worth to the ancient Egyptians was portrayed by its simple setting: it was inscribed on a clear wall approximately 18’ x 10’ in an otherwise festive and treasure-cluttered tomb. The figures were life size. There was a small advertisement in the lower right-hand corner advertising a local dentist/blacksmith.
Scholars debated the meaning and/or definition of the emblematic design since the moment of its discovery: speculation and theories ran the spectrum from two Egyptian gods holding up the world to an all-knowing eye conjoined with twin very-slender human appendages.
In the 1970s a new theory arose purporting the design to be 2 space aliens joined by a mother ship, or 2 waiters carrying a plate with a perfectly round lima bean on it.
Last year, during a conjuring of heated thoughts and words at a crowded convention rumpus room in Albany, New York, filled with anthropologists, biologists, other scientists and dentists, the mystery was solved when an off-duty janitor walked in, pointed with a crooked finger at the emblematic figures, and said: “Hey, I know what that is. Its two men walking abreast. My wife has two of them.”
With that mystery solved the world now debates what did the janitor mean by “two of them?” Two breasts? Two men? Two husbands? Two aliens? What????? Dammit to all: what?!!!
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