You’ve probably noticed that social media has been going wild these past few days for an ancient sarcophagus, discovered in Alexandria, Egypt.

The sarcophagus was unearthed earlier this month, but its mysterious contents became a subject of international speculation when scientists expressed a desire to open it.

Guesses were unsurprisingly wild – and, to be honest, way more exciting than the three skeletons floating in some kind of disgusting red liquid that they actually found.

The most common guess is that the liquid is sewage which has seeped into the sarcophagus over the last two millennia - but this really, really gross possibility hasn’t stopped one determined soul from creating a change.org petition.

Its aim? To let people drink the sarcophagus juice, of course!

In the description, the petition's founder - who goes by @innesmck on Twitter - wrote:

We need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die.

The petition already has more than 5,000 signatures, and people can’t stop speculating as to what the juice could be, as well as what might happen if they were to drink it.

In fact, the petition is so popular that Innes has even been asked to defend its existence by Metro.

In an impassioned plea, he states - not incorrectly - that climate change and political corruption are currently dominating our world whether we like it or not; opening the sarcophagus and unleashing an ancient curse would at least give us some control over our own demise.

If that all sounds too much, you'll be glad to hear he ends on a cheerful note by thanking everyone that has so far signed the petition:

I'm so glad to see others backing the petition, and sharing in my mission to rapidly bring about the end of all things.

Stay tuned!

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