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The Other Mystery of Easter Island

The Other Mystery of Easter Island
Moai statues Easter Island is branded into popular consciousness as the home of the mysterious and towering moai statues, but these are not the only curiosity the South Pacific island holds. Where the moai are fascinating for their unknown purpose and mysterious craftsmen, the island's lost language of Rongorongo is equally perplexing. The unique written language seems to have appeared suddenly in the 1700s, but within just two centuries it was exiled to obscurity. Known as Rapa Nui to the island's inhabitants, Rongorongo is a writing system comprised of pictographs. In 1864, Father Joseph Eyraud became the first non-islander to record Rongorongo. Some time later, Bishop Florentin Jaussen of Tahiti attempted to translate the texts. In 1886 Paymaster William Thompson of the ship USS Mohican became interested in the pictographic system during a journey to collect artifacts for the National Museum in Washington. An Indus valley connection? A Rongorongo Tablet

20 free attractions in London Who cares if London's hotels and restaurants tend to be on the expensive side? No city in the world has more free stuff to do. In addition to world-class museums without a ticket admission, you get the parks, canal walks, super markets (Portobello Road Market at Notting Hill Gate, Camden Market at Chalk Farm Rd, wonderful Columbia Road Flower Market at Gosset St in East London etc) and maybe some royal-spotting, and you can fill a life. London, thank you! Here's the mere start of the free list: 1. Around, more or less, since the 13th century, the Borough Market is stuffed with food-lovers and all you need for a memorable grab-and-go breakfast or lunch. 2. Hidden under Waterloo Bridge, the institute features four cinemas (not free) and the fun Mediatheque, where you can peruse DTV/film archives and watch for free. 3. Unreal; one of London's top attractions, and absolutely free. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Those Victorians sure liked to 'c & c' (collect and catalogue). 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Materials That Glow Under Black Light Question: What Materials Glow Under a Black or Ultraviolet Light? Answer: There are a lot of everyday materials that fluoresce, or glow, when placed under a black light. A black light gives off highly energetic ultraviolet light. You can't see this part of the spectrum, which is how 'black lights' got their name. Fluorescent substances absorb the ultraviolet light and then re-emit it almost instantaneously. Some energy gets lost in the process, so the emitted light has a longer wavelength than the absorbed radiation, which makes this light visible and causes the material to appear to glow. Fluorescent molecules tend to have rigid structures and delocalized electrons. White Paper White paper is treated with fluorescent compounds to help it appear brighter and therefore whiter. You may wish to browse the Black Light Photo Gallery to see more examples of materials that glow under a black light.

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places photos. 1. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Liguria 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Awesome Nature Photos Of Incredible Places Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres, such as photojournalism and documentary photography. Apart from this difference, nature photography will always be more surprising than any other type of photography. Nature, with all its resources creates far more beautiful scenery than what a man can create artificially. Kochia Hill, Hitachinaka City, Japan Japanese Tea Field Tea Garden near Mt. Hokitika gorge, New Zealand Fields of Lavender in Provence, France Tibet Altay mountains, Russia Beachview Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan Garden The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado Banyan tree Cypress Gardens, FL In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks 1500 year old Angel Oak in Charleston, South Carolina Flower Ocean in China Nature finds a way Moraine Lake, Canada So Full Tree in Portland Japanese Garden Ponthus beech in Brocéliande forest, Bretagne, France Nagano, Japan Marqueyssac Gardens – Vézac, France Piúva Path in the woods

The Mysterious Moeraki Boulders If you go down to Koekohe beach in New Zealand you can be sure of a big surprise. In front of you, scattered like enormous marbles from some long abandoned game between giants, are hundreds of giant spherical rocks. Or are they the egg shells of sea-born dragons? Some are isolated but may occur in clusters. Many of the Moeraki boulders give the impression of being completely spherical – and they almost are. They do, however, tend to form early on in the history of the deposited sediment – it is thought they occur before the rest hardens in to rock. What is significant about these concretions is their size. The material responsible for their concretion is a carbonate mineral called calcite. There are large cracks on the boulders and these are known as septaria. The Moeraki boulders date from the Paleocene epoch which translates as the early recent. As you can imagine, there are many Māori legends concerning these hollow boulders.

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of natural wonders: pink lakes, stunning lavender or tulip fields, breath-taking canyons and mountains, and other places you can hardly believe actually exist! [Read more...] Some of the pictures in this collection will be of all natural sights you can find while traveling around the world, while the others have experienced human interference – but even in these cases, the result of such collaboration is spectacular. The Japanese learned how to tame thousands of orchids and form a romantic tunnel out of them; another one was formed all the way in Ukraine by a passing train; and what eventually ends up as hot tea in our mugs, first grows in stunning tree fields in Asia. Feel free to add more places in the comments under the article. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime | minube Buena Vista Images via Getty Images With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we’ve gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond, here are the 50 cities you must see during your lifetime. 1.) Click here for more photos of Venice 2.) Click here for more photos of Seville 3.) Click here for more photos of New York City 4.) Click here for more photos of Lhasa 5.) Click here for more photos of Rio de Janeiro 6.) Click here for more photos of London 7.) Click here for more photos of Marrakech 8.) Click here for more photos of Petra 9.) Click here for more photos of Rome 10.) Click here for more photos of Varanasi 11.) Click here for more photos of Florence 12.) Click here for more photos of Havana 13.) Click here for more photos of Kyoto 14.) Click here for more photos of Jerusalem 15.) 16.) 17.) 18.)

Imgur Roulette This simple webpage generates a random image from imgur and displays it to you. The image it displays is completely random and as such the vast majority of the images generated will be misses, therefore it might take a few tries to find a hit. However, this method allows you to theoretically see every image on imgur even if it was never linked anywhere. You're an explorer in the dark corners of imgur's attic. Imgur previously used 5 characters as an ID to access its images. Instructions: Click New Image to begin Wait for the button to change from "Loading..." back to "New Image" Enjoy your random image! Disclaimer: This site does not host any of the images, they are all from imgur. ID: NoneUse 7 charactersCancel...

The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads. We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. Many of us have chosen the road more traveled, giving into the societal pressures of securing a job and a 401k. Whether you have this realization once a month, once a week or even once a day, it’s one too many. You’re young Life moves fast and there is no better time to pursue those inner urges than in your 20s. You’re more willing to take risks With less to lose, there’s more to gain.

Most Beautiful Forests in The World Bluebells in Halle`s forest, Belgium. From late April to early May a few acres of woodlands are covered by a splendid carpet of wild bluebell hyacinths. Photo by: Raimund Linke Thick grove of poplar trees, Oregon. Photo by: David Thompson Arashiyama, a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan. Magical winter in Quebec forest, Canada. The Black Forest during night in Baden-Württemberg region, southwestern Germany. Deep in the green forest, France. Natural the tunnel near Halnaker, England. Mysterious glowing light in a Finland forest. Beautiful forest from a fairy tale, Belgium. White carpathians forest in autumn. Splendid yellow forest. Deep in the moss forest, Spain. Camp/trek in the beautiful forests by safely navigating, storing memories, and staying connected with hosted virtual PCs, Windows applications and cloud storage with your phone using Apps4Rent.com. . Bluebells in Halle`s forest, Belgium. Thick grove of poplar trees, Oregon. Arashiyama, a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan.

Rainbow Eucalyptus These trees may look like they've been painted, but their bark produces all natural colors making them one of the most amazing trees in the world. Rainbow eucalyptus are mostly in New Guinea, New Britain and Sulawesi. This Damn Beautiful Autumn - Fall in Photographs You could easily argue that autumn is the most beautiful season of the year. Leaves turn to yellow, orange, and bright shades of crimson. They fall like a shower from the trees, giving us a way to watch the wind dance. They paint the landscape with a blanket of color. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these fall photos and tell me if you’ve ever seen more beautiful sights. Photo by LiefPhotos.com Photo by Luc Deveault Photo by Johan_Leiden Photo by spherical.Sight Photo by Kat… Photo by gdaneuk Photo by DerNetteAlex Photo by algo Photo by CountryDreaming Photo by StGrundy Photo by A guy with A camera Photo by Darko K. Photo by teroti Photo by Roccotaco Photo by Here It Is Photo by eRiz SLR Photo by Wildlook Photo by Stefano Prigione Photo by Rafal Bergman Photo by snowriderguy Photo by Jens Dahlin Photo by ZedBee | Zoë Power Photo by cedarkayak Photo by algo Photo by Axel_ Tags: autumn, fall, leaves, parks, photography Article by Hasan Saleem Hasan has written 48 awesome articles.

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