(That one's for my lil sis, who is going to see Evil Dead the Musical. Lucky!)
So anyway. We drove into the city early to beat the traffic. If you have ever driven from Jersey into New York, you know that you don't want to get caught in Lincoln Tunnel traffic. If you have not had the pleasure, the Lincoln Tunnel is a 1.5 mile tunnel... under the Hudson River.
That's New Jersey on the left of the river and Manhattan on the right. And when you get stuck in traffic in there, you can sit before and in the tunnel f-o-r-e-v-e-r... pondering what might happen if a crack ever appeared and the Hudson River came gushing in, like in the Sylvester Stallone flick 'Daylight' (oh, you missed that one? Fortunately I found a pic.) Look at him, all wet and serious, contemplating what to do in a flooded Lincoln Tunnel. I guess everyone else in the tunnel has already perished? Except the cameraman, of course. :)
(Side note, Sylvester - Did you know that GPS still works? In a 1.5 mile tunnel? Underwater?)
So since we arrived in the city plenty early, we had a few hours to kill. We found the theater then moseyed on down 44th St. About a block away was the National Geographic King Tut exhibit (complete with 3-D mummy movie!)
"A ground-breaking study of the mummy in 2005 - including the first CT scan of the body by a team of radiologists - concluded he died of gangrene after breaking his leg. But now a team of genetists say Tut's DNA reveals he had malaria and likely died of complications of the disease brought on by the broken limb.
The team looked at 16 royal mummies, tracing Tut's lineage back five generations and linking him for the first time to several older mummies, including one that appears to be his grandmother and another that is likely his father, Akhenaten. They found a host of congenital diseases - unsurprising in a line that encouraged siblings to marry. An accumulation of malformations in Tutankhamun's family was evident," the researchers wrote. "None alone would have caused death." But he was so weakened by disorders and disease - including malaria - that an accidental fracture could have done him in, they speculate. He might be envisioned as a young but frail king who needed canes to walk because of the bone-necrotic and sometimes painful Koehler disease II, plus oligodactyly (hypophalangism) in the right foot and clubfoot on the left," the authors said.
Full article here