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Do we really care if Shakespeare smoked pot or not? Apparently some do. From I09:
South African archaeologist Francis Thackeray wants to dig up Shakespeare's body and examine it to see if the most famous playwright of all time was a pot smoker. "He recently submitted the relevant proposals to the Church of England, on whose lands Shakespeare's grave is located. Thackery is the director of the Institute for Human Evolution at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and he's also pretty much the world's foremost expert on whether Shakespeare smoked marijuana.
But Thackeray has at least one crucial opponent in the quest to dig up Shakespeare, and that's William Shakespeare himself. The Bard had an inscription placed above his grave that reads, "Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he who moves my bones."
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