Did this man die doing what he loved?
Viral Photo Sparks Theory Man Was Masturbating During Pompeii Eruption
A photo of a preserved young from Pompeii during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE makes it look like the volcano naked was masturbating at the time of his death.
Masturbating man, Pompeii, 79 CE pic. The photo, by Prof.
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All of them assumed he was having a wank when Vesuvius claimed him. Boys one version, the victims asphyxiated on the gases from the volcano, dying after just a few breaths. Initially, this was thought to be a reaction to suffocation, but more recent theories suggest the pose was caused by the extreme heat. Volcanologist Pier Paolo Petrone has been studying the Vesuvius victims for 25 years. Even if the dead pictures had been whacking it when the fourth wave of the eruption devastated Pompeii, temperatures of more than degrees Fahrenheit would have contracted and bent his limbs.
His hands may have ended up in a masturbatory pose, but that almost certainly happened post-mortem, not masurbating the time of death.