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Maybe this isn’t a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, . Because some of the statues are set deep into the ground, and because the heads on the statues are disproportionately large, many people (myself included) tend to think of them as just big heads. But the bodies (generally not including legs, though there is at least one kneeling statue) are there — in many cases, underground. What’s even more interesting — there are petroglyphs (rock markings) that have been preserved below the soil level, where they have been protected from erosion. This research report has been making the rounds; it discusses recent progress by The Easter Island Statue Project to uncover, study, and catalogue two statues. It includes (among the dry details of the research) a day-by-day journal of the work, as well as remarkable photographs showing the petroglyphs and team members excavating.
10. Knew it, though I'd heard that Lucas stipulated that the authors had to kill off one major character for that same reason. 9. Knew it. Not the specific languages, but I did know that pretty much every alien language in the original Star Wars movies used recordings of actual foreign languages, mostly of the very, very obscure variety.
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