Ned’s dead, where’s his head?
Right. Ned, whose real name was Ed, was the son of Red. Ned was a bushranger and killer, whose gang wore body armor that made them nearly unstoppable.
Wow. What’s a bushranger?
It’s Australian for what we would call a big fat dumbass. Ned and his gang were finally stopped in an 1880 shootout at an Australian inn, I guess sort of like an Outback Steakhouse or something.
Ned was captured and hanged. His skull was stolen, but now it may have been found.
Probably. If you look closely at the video screen grab above, you can see “E. Kelly” carved in the skull. I can’t see anybody else doing something that painful to himself.
Geez, Blog Guy, couldn’t ANYBODY have just carved that into this skull, ANYTIME?
Hmm. I hadn’t thought of that! I like it, because it makes room for my own personal pet theory.
This is really the skull of Friedrich Schiller.
Body armor of Ned Kelly, on display at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, March 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas