You have probably seen many stone victims of the Pompeii volcano that erupted in 79 AD killing around 11,000 people by burying them in volcanic ash.
The eruption was so violent that it killed every living thing within a 6-mile radius by exposing them to temperatures of up to 482°.
Pompeii is a world famous tourist site, where people come to see the remains of the bodies that have been preserved in their natural position. Some of them hugging loved ones, some of them covering their mouths and some simply cowering in fear.
One in particular, however has been getting a lot of attention on Twitter recently when this photo was posted by the official Ruins of Pompeii Instagram which looks kind of interesting. This man apparently decided to spend his final moments pleasuring himself.
To the average Instagram user it appears as though the man is cranking one out before he dies, but according to volcanologist Pier Paolo Petrone that probably wasn't the case. Dude just had to ruin all the fun.
“There is no way to demonstrate any ‘masturbating man,’ and it is out of place to discuss such an affirmation. The individual in the photo is an adult man, killed by the hot pyroclastic surge (hot gas and ash cloud which killed most of the population living around Mount Vesuvius), with both arms and legs flexed due to the heat. Most of the human victims found in Pompeii often show ‘strange’ position of arms and legs, due to the contraction of limbs as a consequence of the heat effect on their bodies after death occurred.”
Okay, okay, so Pier is probably right but meanwhile the rest of us internet pervs would like to appreciate how he chose to hold on to his loved one when he died.