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How Autopsies Work
Medical examiners are doctors just like any other, except that their patients are dead. HowStuffWorks talked to a practicing ME to find out how autopsies work, and what we've learned may surprise you. See more »
Could someone really find a mummy in his backyard?
A mummy in your backyard might not be something you would normally worry about, but is it possible? Learn about a mummy in your backyard. See more »
How Mummies Work
Mummies are perhaps the most famous aspect of ancient Egyptian culture. Learn about the mummification process and find out how modern mummies are preserved. See more »
How does a lie detector (polygraph) work?
A lie detector, or polygraph, monitors several physical reactions in the person undergoing the test. Learn how lie detectors work. See more »
Can you explain the diameter measurements used in bullets, wire and nails?
Bullet size is measured in calibers, but how are wires and nails measured? Learn about bullet size and caliber in this article. See more »
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