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Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans | Listen to the story on NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/06/24/323665644/the-map-of-native-american-tribes-youve-never-seen-before
Carapella has designed maps of Canada and the continental U.S. showing the original locations and names of Native American tribes. View the ...
The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before
Aztecs Documented Ancient Giants, Videos Descriptions of giants are common among religious books and ancient history texts worldwide and as well in Central America, according to UFO The Truth Is Out There Blog.
Aztecs Documented Ancient Giants, Videos | Beyond Science
The July 1889 find in Nampa, Idaho, of a small human figure during a well-drilling operation caused intense scientific interest last century. Unmistakably made by human hands, it was found at a depth (320’) which would place its age far before the arrival of man in this part of the world. The find has never been challenged except to say that it was impossible.
Earth at night has a copper black sky as the sun sets, with artificial light of cities creating an eerie glowing blue and pink pattern of dots. -RESEARCH by DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/universe-lights - Now most of humanity lives under intersecting domes of reflected, refracted light. Of all the pollutions we have created in modern history, light pollution could easily be partly remedied. Photo pin via Lisa Perrings
Earth at night - "Because the world is round, it turns me on." :P
When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above. Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.
"Welcome home to one of the rarest trilobites in the world. Thanks to a gift by Robert Hazen, this fossil of a new Apianurus species is now a part of the Museum's collection. This beautiful fossil was discovered by paleontologist Jake Skabelund in 2011 at the Walcott-Rust Quarry in New York." --Deep Time at the Smithsonian Facebook Page
1947: Collyer brothers' brownstone building being searched by NYC police. Their bodies were found among 130 tons of trash they had hoarded. It appeared that Langley had been crawling through their newspaper tunnel to bring food to his paralyzed brother when one of his own booby traps fell down and crushed him. Homer, blind, paralyzed, & dependent on his brother, starved to death several days later. This pic links to an interesting article on the brothers and other infamous NYC hoarders.
1947: The Collyers were wealthy and eccentric brothers. Here their brownstone building is searched by NYC police after their bodies were found amid 130 tons of trash they had hoarded. It appeared that Langley had been crawling through their newspaper tunnel to bring food to his paralyzed brother & one of his own booby traps fell down & crushed him. Homer,blind, paralyzed & dependent on his brother,starved to death.
Amazing! Credit: Trond Larsen/Conservation International Many planthopper species exude waxy secretions from the abdomen, and these sometimes form long strands, such as can be seen here. The long waxy strands may provide protection from predators - fooling them into attacking the wrong part of the insect. The wax breaks off while the insect jumps to safety. The juvenile planthopper in this photo is only about 5mm long, and was exceedingly difficult to photograph!
This model shows what a body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its movement.
Giant Sphinx Moth (Cocytius antaeus) has an extremely long proboscis (tongue) – here seen fully extended as it would be if the moth were sipping nectar from the bottom of a very long-tubed flower and is the only known pollinator of the rare and delicate ghost orchid of Florida’s swamps. by blog.hmns.org. www.pinterest.com...
Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years, 1860. George did NOT want any monument erected for him; he chose to be buried on his home estate. He considered monuments to be objects of conceit and arrogance. In 1833, the 100th anniversary of Washington's birth, a group of concerned citizens formed the Washington National Monument Society. This started a process in 1888. (A 25-year gap in this picture and the "color band" we see to this day.) Photograph by Mathew Brady.
The Giant Isopod The only uplifting thing to say — after realising that such a horrifying thing exists — is that it seems to have a taste for Doritos, rather then human brains. This bizarre animal is related to the common Pill Bug and, according to fossil record, have existed for over 160 million years. Even though it looks like these creatures could easily take over the world if they wanted to, they are actually quite harmless, deep-sea scavengers , from Iryna
The gravesite of President Lincoln's grandfather & namesake. He was killed by Indians while trying to tend his crops. The president's father, Tom, was a boy and nearly kidnapped at the time. His older brothers heard the commotion, came running to kill the Indians and save Tom. All this happened outside Middletown, KY near Louisville in the 1770s.
Yep, Woodpecker Tongues are totally bad ass. They wrap around their head and can extend out 3 times the length of their beaks using a mechanism called the Hyoid Apparatus. The tongue itself has a bony point on the end covered in backward facing barbs in order to harpoon their prey. And if they miss, the tongue is covered in sticky saliva which can also help snag any prey. They also have a listening device in their tongues, called the Herbst Corpuscle, which allows them to sense vibrations.
This granite head (80 cm) is attributed to Caesarion (Ptolemaios XV), son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar. It is part of a statue of about 5 metres in height and dates from the 1st century BC. It was found in Alexandria's ancient harbour opposite the island of Antirhodos.
Adult mastodon tooth dating from the Pleistocene, found in the Arkansas River in Oklahoma.