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Anna Comnena has each cause to consider entitled. She's a princess, her father's firstborn and his selected successor. sometime she expects to sit down at the throne and rule the big Byzantine Empire. So the start of a child brother doesn't perturb her. Nor do the "barbarians" from overseas lands, who imagine just a son may still ascend to strength. Anna is as dismissive of them as are her father and his such a lot depended on adviser--his mom, a manipulative girl with whom Anna reviews the artwork of international relations. Anna relishes her classes, proving adept at checkmating rivals in rapid strikes of psychological chess. yet as she matures right into a younger girl, her vanity and intelligence threaten her grandmother. Anna should be no one's puppet. virtually in a single day, Anna sees her desires of strength wrenched from her and bestowed on her little brother. sour on the betrayal, Anna waits to avenge herself, and to grab what's rightfully hers.

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Anna of Byzantium

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It can soak up four times as much blood as cotton bandages, but was a disgusting colour, like dried pus! The human body contains an amazing 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms. Scientists have recreated the deadly flu virus that killed one per cent of the entire world population between 1918 and 1919. Smart, huh? You will probably produce enough saliva during your life to fill two swimming pools. qxd 16/4/08 17:07 Page 33 33 Early anatomists were not allowed to study dead bodies, so they paid grave robbers to steal them.

When someone dies and the mucous stops, the acid starts to dissolve the stomach. When you vomit, the muscles that usually push the food down through your gut go into reverse and push it up and out of your mouth. Dead bodies swell up as they rot, because decomposition produces lots of gas. Some dead bodies burp or fart as they release gas, which can be quite alarming! These may explain some of the stories about werewolves. Shocking Body Facts Forensic scientists examine maggots and beetles eating dead bodies to try to work out the time that the person died.

The human intestine is 9 metres (nearly 30 feet) long. Just as well it’s all coiled up! In 1822 a man called Alexis St Martin was shot in the stomach. A doctor called William Beaumont cared for him, but the wound didn’t heal completely and the man was left with a hole leading right into his stomach. Beaumont used it to study the workings of the stomach. St Martin’s meals used to leak out of the hole unless he kept it covered! qxd 16/4/08 17:07 Page 45 45 Some of the Fore people of New Guinea suffered from a strange illness that caused shaking, paralysis and death and defied medicine for years.

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