For real, you can’t make this stuff up. Remember the volcanic explosion in ancient Pompeii? This man was fossilized while masturbating. Crazy, right?
POMPEII, ITALY — Archaeologists recently made a discovery of what would be a very “lonely” man. According to Metro UK, as well as other historical references, Pompeii was a city known for its debauchery.
— Cheri Lemmerman (@mommyslp3) June 28, 2017
Think of it as another “Sodom and Gomorrah”…or, Las Vegas.
The Daily Beast also reports that Pompeii known for its sex life, as well as its crime and corruption.
— BMSItaly2017 (@BMSItaly2017) June 28, 2017
Well, it would seem that this man wanted no part of that lifestyle. Instead, he was content with having his own party during the “end times.” And as many on Twitter have stated, he “held on until the very end.”
WARNING: The following photo contains possibly graphic footage. Viewer discretion is advised.
this post dedicated to the memory of the pompeii guy who was immortalized in ash cranking his hog pic.twitter.com/rR9AkDA3xY
— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) July 3, 2017
Although the Internet doesn’t seem to agree, Volcanologist Pier Paolo Petrone says “masturbation” probably wasn’t the case for this man.
“There is no way to demonstrate any ‘masturbating man’. The individual in the photo is an adult man, killed by the hot pyroclastic surge – hot gas and ash cloud which killed most of the population living around Mount Vesuvius – with both arms and legs flexed due to the heat. Sadly for people giggling on the internet, he may not actually have died ‘doing what he loved’.”
He continues by stating the following comments.
“Most of the human victims found in Pompeii often show ‘strange’ position of arms and legs, due to the contraction of limbs as a consequence of the heat effect on their bodies after death occurred.”
— Jennifer (@jenmomanderson) June 30, 2017
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