Breaking...Boris and his Mummy: family member's death linked to syphilis.

automaticforthepeople

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Boris's mummified ancestor has been identified from a crypt by DNA fingerprinting. DNA tests show Anna Catharina Bischoff is UK foreign secretary’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. Her remains contain high levels of mercury, often a sign that the person was being treated for syphilis at the time of death.
Ms Bischoff's body was discovered in Basle Switzerland another country that is not an EU member. Boris may divert from Davos this week to deal with the matter.

Syphilis is a serious medical condition which is now on the rise again. Symptoms include itchy palms, headaches, feeling sore, numbness and in later stages an enlarged liver and personality changes.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/25/remains-in-europe-mummified-woman-in-basel-is-boris-johnsons-ancestor
 


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Cue all the Brit hater's with insensitive innuendos and references to dettol and a wire brush, shame on ye all...
 

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Boris's mummified ancestor has been identified from a crypt by DNA fingerprinting. DNA tests show Anna Catharina Bischoff is UK foreign secretary’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother.
well when the chips are down, get on your bike.
 

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Cue all the Brit hater's with insensitive innuendos and references to dettol and a wire brush, shame on ye all...
It seems you jumped the gun in your earnest efforts to 'fess up to your ingrained bigotry of the syphilis free Southerners.

It's alright, everyone knows you've got syphilis of the eyelashes and the sphincter. No shame in that but may we suggest a wire brush and some Dettol.:p:p
 

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Much being made of the family resemblance



At least one mystery concerning Johnson's full name Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now solved

Bischoff’s daughter married Christian Hubert Baron Pfeffel von Kriegelstein, and several generations of Von Pfeffels later, the family line reaches Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley.
Kudos on the clever click-baiting title btw.
 

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Boris's mummified ancestor has been identified from a crypt by DNA fingerprinting. DNA tests show Anna Catharina Bischoff is UK foreign secretary’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. Her remains contain high levels of mercury, often a sign that the person was being treated for syphilis at the time of death.
Ms Bischoff's body was discovered in Basle Switzerland another country that is not an EU member. Boris may divert from Davos this week to deal with the matter.

Syphilis is a serious medical condition which is now on the rise again. Symptoms include itchy palms, headaches, feeling sore, numbness and in later stages an enlarged liver and personality changes.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/25/remains-in-europe-mummified-woman-in-basel-is-boris-johnsons-ancestor
Cue all the Brit hater's with insensitive innuendos and references to dettol and a wire brush, shame on ye all...
I agree.

Shame on you automaticforthepeople. Much as I loathe Boris, his ancestor was seven generations back and apparently she got the disease from tending to syphilitic patients as part of her charity work (according to the article I read). She died from mercury poisoning.

Note that she was buried in front of an altar so her reputation must have been quite OK, and/or her relatives paid for the spot.
 

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Boris the congenital buffoon .
 

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Boris's mummified ancestor has been identified from a crypt by DNA fingerprinting. DNA tests show Anna Catharina Bischoff is UK foreign secretary’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother. Her remains contain high levels of mercury, often a sign that the person was being treated for syphilis at the time of death.
Ms Bischoff's body was discovered in Basle Switzerland another country that is not an EU member. Boris may divert from Davos this week to deal with the matter.

Syphilis is a serious medical condition which is now on the rise again. Symptoms include itchy palms, headaches, feeling sore, numbness and in later stages an enlarged liver and personality changes.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/25/remains-in-europe-mummified-woman-in-basel-is-boris-johnsons-ancestor
You'd have to be a real sad little git to get a kick out of starting a thread like this. Ever consider "journalism"? Looks like the Guardian is going gutter tabloid now you might get lucky there.
 

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Is that 2∧9 in ancestors? Which I make as 512.

Similarly, Anna Catharina Bischoff — assuming the usual fertility over three centuries — would probably have descendants counted in four figures. On law of averages, at least one might deserve fame ... or notoriety.
 

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You'd have to be a real sad little git to get a kick out of starting a thread like this. Ever consider "journalism"? Looks like the Guardian is going gutter tabloid now you might get lucky there.
Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger, the story is all over the British media too.


Boris Johnson 'is descendant' of mummified Basel woman - BBC News

Mummified body in Switzerland is Boris Johnson relative | Daily Mail Online

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/909908/boris-johnson-mummified-corpse-basel-switzerland-anna-catharina-bischoff

It'll even be up on the independent.co.uk tomorrow
 


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