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16th Apr '16 10:35:59 AM Sharlee
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* It's not unusual for skulls, human or otherwise, to wind up on top when piles of bones are washed downstream by running water and deposited all in a pile. There's nothing contrived or supernatural about this: air trapped in the sinus cavities simply makes them lighter for their volume than most other skeletal parts.

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* It's not unusual for skulls, human or otherwise, to wind up on top when piles of loose bones are washed downstream by running water and deposited all in a pile. There's nothing contrived or supernatural about this: air trapped in the sinus cavities simply makes them lighter for their volume than most other skeletal parts.
16th Apr '16 10:35:32 AM Sharlee
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* It's not unusual for skulls, human or otherwise, to wind up on top when piles of bones are washed downstream by running water and deposited all in a pile. There's nothing contrived or supernatural about this: air trapped in the sinus cavities simply makes them lighter for their volume than most other skeletal parts.
16th Apr '16 10:32:15 AM Sharlee
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* In the 1971 flick ''Graveyard of Horror'', the menacing creature leaves only the heads and a few larger bones left of its victims. The gravedigger who's concealing the creature cleans the heads and sells them to a local physician, who thinks they're old skulls stolen from graves.
30th Mar '16 2:47:31 AM __Vano
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It helps too that skulls stack up so neatly. Or perhaps it's the fact that skulls represent a one-to-one ratio of bones to corpses, giving an instant clue on how many lives are on the conscience of the pile's creator(s), while a given human has multiple of the majority of other bones (and the most visible exception, the spine, takes up a lot more room per victim).

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It helps too that skulls stack up so neatly. Or perhaps it's the fact that skulls represent a one-to-one ratio of bones to corpses, giving an instant clue on how many lives are on the conscience of the pile's creator(s), must have ended to produce this, while a given human has multiple of the majority of other bones (and the most visible exception, the spine, takes up a lot more room per victim).
30th Mar '16 2:36:48 AM __Vano
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It helps too that skulls stack up so neatly. Or perhaps it's the fact that skulls represent a one-to-one ratio of bones to corpses, while a given human has multiple of the majority of other bones (and the most visible exception, the spine, takes up a lot more room per victim).

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It helps too that skulls stack up so neatly. Or perhaps it's the fact that skulls represent a one-to-one ratio of bones to corpses, giving an instant clue on how many lives are on the conscience of the pile's creator(s), while a given human has multiple of the majority of other bones (and the most visible exception, the spine, takes up a lot more room per victim).
28th Mar '16 8:30:40 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The road to the castle.
17th Mar '16 9:08:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Some of the regular ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' games have Bone Piles, which include Bone Pile of Weakness, Bone Pile of Death, Bone Pile of Disease, and so on. Touching one [[SchmuckBait inflicts the condition labeled]], but a rare few have valuable items hidden inside.
28th Feb '16 2:12:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'' Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas are nearly buried under an avalanche of Nothing But Skulls. (This scene only appears in [[ReCut the extended version]], not the theatrical cut.) The writers [[LampshadeHanging comment on]] this, explaining that there were different rooms for each bone, and if Aragon, Legolas, and Gimli had been in a different part of the cave they would have been buried under a pile of femurs, or kneecaps, or something.

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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'' Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas are nearly buried under an avalanche of Nothing But Skulls. (This scene only appears in [[ReCut the extended version]], not the theatrical cut.) The writers [[LampshadeHanging comment on]] this, explaining that there were different rooms for each bone, and if Aragon, Legolas, and Gimli had been in a different part of the cave they would have been buried under a pile of femurs, or kneecaps, or something.
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* In ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Return of the King]]'' Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas are nearly buried under an avalanche of Nothing But Skulls. (This scene only appears in [[ReCut the extended version]], not the theatrical cut.) The writers [[LampshadeHanging comment on]] this, explaining that there were different rooms for each bone, and if Aragon, Legolas, and Gimli had been in a different part of the cave they would have been buried under a pile of femurs, or kneecaps, or something.
15th Feb '16 6:09:28 AM CyberSkull
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* In ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo]]'' Terminal Dogma is filled with skulls, and the giant bloated corpse of [[EldritchAbomination Lilith]] is on a hill of skulls. Not human skulls, giant [[HumongousMecha Eva]] skulls. Thousands of them. Even further evidence that things went [[FromBadToWorse even worse]] during the 14 year TimeSkip.
7th Feb '16 12:12:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode "CaveDwellers" there's a giant snake pit with lots and lots of skulls. "Oh look, anal-retentive snakes, they lined up the skulls!"

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* In the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episode "CaveDwellers" "Cave Dwellers" there's a giant snake pit with lots and lots of skulls. "Oh look, anal-retentive snakes, they lined up the skulls!"
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