“The Giant Head have Bodies?”


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The “giant head” moai statues on Easter Island have bodies!

This is absolutely incredible. Apparently, the 887 monolithic human figures carved from rock on Easter Island – known as moai, are familiar to many people through iconic images to be either just heads or a combination of heads and shoulders only. And that the heads on the statues are disproportionately large in comparison to their bodies and the circumstance that the bottoms of some of the statues are set deep into the ground.

Although many viewers are surprised to learn the moai actually do have bodies, that information is not a recent discovery. Many of the moai are situated fully above ground and are therefore displayed in their entirety, and some of them even sport arms and red hats.

 


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“Comments made in 1955″

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Circulated via e-mail, Comments from 1955. For modern readers, the lists can exemplify a variety of purposes – express a nostalgic belief that the world was a better place in some previous golden era, and they can also provide the reassurance that people have always struggled with the very same kinds of problems that distress us today, or validate the idea that progress has considerably improved life for the average person.

 

Whatever the motivation behind the creation of the list, it is clearly someone’s modern day imagining of the types of things people might have said fifty-eight years ago rather than genuine comments preserved from that era. Perhaps, put together by someone who was not himself around back in 1955.

 

List of comments made in  1955:

1) “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be  impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $20.”

 

2) “Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $2000 will only buy a used one.”

 

3) “If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.”

 

4) “Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?”

 

The first-class postage cost 3¢ per ounce since 1932 and the rate was not raised until 1958, and even then it went up only one cent, to 4¢ per ounce. It was not until 1974, nearly two decades after 1955, that the cost of first-class postage was raised to 10¢ per ounce.

 

5) “If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.”

 

6) “When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”

 

Even as far back as 1929 the average price of gasoline was 21¢ per gallon; it would hardly have been shocking to an adult living in 1955 that the price of gas had crept upwards by a mere 6¢ per gallon over the course of three decades.

 

7) “Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.”

 

8) “I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies anymore. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying ‘damn’ in ‘Gone With The Wind,’ it seems every new movie has either ‘hell’ or ‘damn’ in it.”

 

9) “I read the other day where some scientists think it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Florida.”

 

The science talk that year was about President Eisenhower’s announcement of a program intended to put the first artificial satellite into space within two years. There was no news about the U.S. training astronauts that early on; the men who would be selected to take part in America’s first manned space flight effort, Project Mercury, didn’t begin training until 1959.

 

10) “Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the President.”

 

The notion was hardly surprising news in 1955. Babe Ruth earned more ($80,000) in 1930 and 1931 than President Herbert Hoover did ($75,000), Joe DiMaggio received the same salary in 1949 ($100,000) as President Truman, and Ted Williams topped them all with a $125,000 contract in 1950.

 

11) “I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.”

 

Electric typewriters were marketed at the early 1930s. Although manual typewriters were still predominant in the mid-1950s but, electric models were not uncommon.

 

12) “It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.”

 

13) “It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.”

 

14) “Marriage doesn’t mean a thing any more; those stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.”

 

15) “I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”

 

16) “Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.”

 

In 1955, income tax rates for the average U.S. wage earner were actually going down, not up, as part of a long downward trend. The bottom tax bracket for federal income tax in 1955 was 20%, the lowest that rate had been since 1943, and that rate would continue to drop throughout the next few decades – falling to 11% by 1983.

 

17) “The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.”

 

The drive-in restaurant concept originated well before World War II and reached its peak of popularity in the mid-1950s.

 

18) “No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.”

 

19) “If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a haircut, forget it.”

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“The Escherian Stairwell”

Video documents the existence of a never-ending stairwell “Escherian Stairwell”

On April 2013, many people were amazed and puzzled by a video from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) purportedly documenting the existence of a “Escherian Stairwell” which “violates the laws of physics and basic logic by looping back into itself”.

I would like to know if the Escherian stairwell located in the RIT is actually a never ending stairwell. Is it possible for a staircase to violate the laws of physics and basic logic by looping back into itself, or just a camera trick.

On 30 April 2013 article published on RIT website, Michael Lacanilao created the video series. The video showing off the unusual stairway was supposedly the third installment of a “Can You Imagine” series about “interesting facts, stories and myths of RIT”

Around 30,000 people were at the festival on May 4. Apparently, the exhibit located in Artistic Alley in Gannet Hall room A171, will help festival goers search for the stairwell and give them a behind the scenes look at “Can You Imagine”.

Quite obviously no physics-defying “Escherian Stairwell” exists in the real world. The secret is that it is a film maker‘s illusion. The video was a bit of trickery created in conjunction with a (failed) Kickstarter campaign – (“The Stairwell Project – Building a Modern Myth”) intended to help fund the creation of articles, videos and other materials to establish a mythical backstory for the stairway in time for  Imagine RIT, the school’s annual Innovation & Creativity Festival.

 


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“TOP 20 Motivational Quotes”

Everyone likes a good quote. Welcome to my collection of motivational quotes. Sometimes in life you might not feel good and need some quotes to motivate you and guide you in your life. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Feel free to like and share these quotes with everyone you love.


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“4 Treasures of Food”

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image001 Fibres of orange or grapefruit peels

We waste a tremendous amount of food , about 20 pounds per person per month. The Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research group based in Washington, D.C., calculates that we waste even more food during the holiday season, three times as much during festive season than at other times of the year. I have read that, the food wasted annually in the United States is enough to satisfy the hunger of approximately 1 billion malnourished people worldwide.

When eating certain food, there are certain parts which seemingly are useless and should be thrown away. In reality, their nutritional value could be higher than the food itself. Check if you have unknowingly wasted these.

When eating oranges or grapefruits, after removing the peel, do not remove all the fibres that cover the fruits. In fact, the fibres contained a vitamin which helps to maintain the elasticity and density of the artery wall, which in turn reduces the danger of bleeding especially in the fine arteries. Hypertension patients usually have problem of brain hemorrhage while diabetic patients have retina hemorrhage. For people with tendency to bleed, especially elderly people with tendency of artery hardening, eating fibres of oranges and Grapefruit peels is particularly helpful.

 

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image001 Chili Pepper Leaves

Chili pepper leaves contains complete range of amino acid almost 4 times compared to chili peppers. It also contains more than double what chili peppers have of which are anti-cancerous substance. On top of that, chili pepper leaves are rich in calcium, beta carotene, various vitamins and other nutrients. Eating a suitable quantity of chili pepper leaves enhances secretion of digestive juices, improves appetite and are good for indigestion, gastric and stomach discomfort. Regular intake of chili pepper leaves also help in warming body, strengthen liver, improve eyesight, reduce weight and improve beauty. Chili Pepper leaves is tasty and can either be cooked alone, frying with meat or making soup.
 

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 image001 Pork Bones

The nutritional value of bones are higher than that of the meat. Comparing the nutritional values of Pork bones and pork, the bones contain far more protein, iron, sodium and calories than meat. Bones contain 23% more protein than milk powder, 61% more than beef, three times as much as porkand more than double that of eggs. It has abundance of essential minerals that humans require, like vitamins A, B1 and B2 that are useful for slowing aging. The best part is, when boiled in soup, these nutrients become more readily absorbed by human body than plant-based food.

 

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image001 Fish Eyes

Fish eyes, especially mackerel family, contains rich quantity of  DHA and EPA which are very rare unsaturated fatty acid. The most beneficial property of these natural substances is their ability to stimulate human brain cells, improve memory and thinking power, and also very helpful in preventing memory decline, high cholesterol and hypertension diseases. The common notion suggested is that eating certain animal parts would strengthen similar body parts of ours, and this has been proven correct by clinical experiments where Fish eyes are concerned: they can help to reduce the deterioration of eyesight.

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