Friday, 24 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Amazing Bluetooth Pulse speakers!!

JBL Pulse

Portable wireless speakers are a dime a dozen these days, usually offering unimpressive sound in an even more unimpressive design. JBL looks to break away the pack with the Pulse, offering built-in LEDs that stage a light show timed to your favorite tunes. 

The Pulse's lighting comes equipped with presets, providing a ready-to-go visual equalizer for your music that CNET finds "fairly mesmerizing." Even the actual build of the speaker is attractive, withChipChick calling the design "ingenious" and "very portable," making it easier to bring to a friend's house or good for a night party on the beach. Though sound quality generally suffers on speakers of this size, PC Mag says it still offers "impressive volume" with "good general sound quality." 

While all that flash isn't cheap -- the Pulse costs $199 -- it's worth noting that the similarly-sized UE Boom is offered for the same price with none of the same dazzle.

Noble Prize Winners of 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

Isamu AkasakiHiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura
"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

Eric BetzigStefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner
"for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy"

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014

John O'KeefeMay-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser
"for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014

Patrick Modiano
"for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation"

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
"for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education"

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Ancient Mystery: A Million Year Old Clay Battery Found!!!

In 1936, while excavating ruins of a 2000-year-old village near Baghdad, workers discovered mysterious small vase. A 6-inch-high pot of bright yellow clay dating back two millenniacontained a cylinder of sheet-copper 5 inches by 1.5 inches. The edge of the copper cylinder was soldered with a 60-40 lead-tin alloy comparable to today's solder. The bottom of the cylinder was capped with a crimped-in copper disk and sealed with bitumen or asphalt. Another insulating layer of asphalt sealed the top and also held in place an iron rod suspended into the center of the copper cylinder. The rod showed evidence of having been corroded with an acidic agent. 
The ancient battery
in the Baghdad Museum
The Baghdad Battery, sometimes referred to as the Parthian Battery, is the common name for a number of artifacts created in Mesopotamia, possibly during the Parthian or Sassanid period (the early centuries AD), and probably discovered in 1936 in the village of Khuyut Rabbou'a, near Baghdad, Iraq. These artifacts came to wider attention in 1938 when Wilhelm König, the German director of the National Museum of Iraq, found the objects in the museum's collections. In 1940, König published a paper speculating that they may have been galvanic cells, perhaps used for electroplating gold onto silver objects.[2] This interpretation continues to be considered as at least a hypothetical possibility. If correct, the artifacts would predate Alessandro Volta's 1800 invention of the electrochemical cell by more than a millennium.

An Ancient Battery

German archaeologist , Wilhelm König, examined the object and came to a surprising conclusion that the clay pot was nothing less than an ancient electric battery. 

The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum

Re-creation of the Baghdad battery
The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum, as well as those others which were unearthed in Iraq, are all dated from the Parthian occupation between 248 BCE and 226 CE. However, Dr. Konig also found copper vases plated with silver in the Baghdad Museum, excavated from Sumerian sites in southern Iraq, dating back to at least 2500 BCE. When the vases were lightly tapped, a blue patina or film separated from the surface, which is characteristic of silver electroplated onto copper base. It would appear then that the Parthians inherited their batteries from one of the earliest known civilizations.
In 1940, Willard F.M. Gray, an engineer at the General Electric High Volatage Laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, read of Konig's theory. Using drawings and details supplied by German rocket scientist Willy Ley, Gray made a replica of the battery. Using copper sulfate solution, it generated about half a volt of electricity.
In 1970s, German Egyptologist, Arne Eggebrecht built a replica of the Baghdad battery and filled it with freshly pressed grape juice, as he speculated the ancients might have done. The replica generated 0.87V. He used current from the battery to electroplate a silver statuette with gold.
This experiment proved that electric batteries were used some 1,800 years before their modern invention by Alessandro Volta in 1799.
It also seems that the use of similar batteries can be safely placed into ancient Egypt, where several objects with traces of electroplated precious metals have been found at different locations. There are several anomalous finds from other regions, which suggests use of electricity on a grander scale.

The Riddle of "Baghdad's batteries"
Arran Frood investigates what could have been the very first batteries and how these important archaeological and technological artefacts are now at risk from the impending war in Iraq.
I don't think anyone can say for sure what they were used for, but they may have been batteries because they do work   Dr Marjorie Senechal
War can destroy more than a people, an army or a leader. Culture, tradition and history also lie in the firing line.
Iraq has a rich national heritage. The Garden of Eden and the Tower of Babel are said to have been sited in this ancient land.
In any war, there is a chance that priceless treasures will be lost forever, articles such as the "ancient battery" that resides defenceless in the museum of Baghdad.
For this object suggests that the region, whose civilizations gave us writing and the wheel, may also have invented electric cells - two thousand years before such devices were well known.

Biblical clues

It was in 1938, while working in Khujut Rabu, just outside Baghdad in modern day Iraq, that German archaeologist Wilhelm Konig unearthed a five-inch-long (13 cm) clay jar containing a copper cylinder that encased an iron rod.

Batteries dated to around 200 BC Could have been used in gilding
The vessel showed signs of corrosion, and early tests revealed that an acidic agent, such as vinegar or wine had been present.
In the early 1900s, many European archaeologists were excavating ancient Mesopotamian sites, looking for evidence of Biblical tales like the Tree of Knowledge and Noah's flood.
Konig did not waste his time finding alternative explanations for his discovery. To him, it had to have been a battery.
Though this was hard to explain, and did not sit comfortably with the religious ideology of the time, he published his conclusions. But soon the world was at war, and his discovery was forgotten.

Scientific awareness

More than 60 years after their discovery, the batteries of Baghdad - as there are perhaps a dozen of them - are shrouded in myth.
"The batteries have always attracted interest as curios," says Dr Paul Craddock, a metallurgy expert of the ancient Near East from the British Museum.
"They are a one-off. As far as we know, nobody else has found anything like these. They are odd things; they are one of life's enigmas."
No two accounts of them are the same. Some say the batteries were excavated, others that Konig found them in the basement of the Baghdad Museum when he took over as director. There is no definite figure on how many have been found, and their age is disputed.
Most sources date the batteries to around 200 BC - in the Parthian era, circa 250 BC to AD 225. Skilled warriors, the Parthians were not noted for their scientific achievements.
"Although this collection of objects is usually dated as Parthian, the grounds for this are unclear," says Dr St John Simpson, also from the department of the ancient Near East at the British Museum.
"The pot itself is Sassanian. This discrepancy presumably lies either in a misidentification of the age of the ceramic vessel, or the site at which they were found."

Underlying principles

In the history of the Middle East, the Sassanian period (circa AD 225 - 640) marks the end of the ancient and the beginning of the more scientific medieval era.
Though most archaeologists agree the devices were batteries, there is much conjecture as to how they could have been discovered, and what they were used for.
How could ancient Persian science have grasped the principles of electricity and arrived at this knowledge?
Perhaps they did not. Many inventions are conceived before the underlying principles are properly understood.
The Chinese invented gunpowder long before the principles of combustion were deduced, and the rediscovery of old herbal medicines is now a common occurrence.
You do not always have to understand why something works - just that it does.

Enough zap

It is certain the Baghdad batteries could conduct an electric current because many replicas have been made, including by students of ancient history under the direction of Dr Marjorie Senechal, professor of the history of science and technology, Smith College, US.
"I don't think anyone can say for sure what they were used for, but they may have been batteries because they do work," she says. Replicas can produce voltages from 0.8 to nearly two volts.
Making an electric current requires two metals with different electro potentials and an ion carrying solution, known as an electrolyte, to ferry the electrons between them.
Connected in series, a set of batteries could theoretically produce a much higher voltage, though no wires have ever been found that would prove this had been the case.
"It's a pity we have not found any wires," says Dr Craddock. "It means our interpretation of them could be completely wrong."
But he is sure the objects are batteries and that there could be more of them to discover. "Other examples may exist that lie in museums elsewhere unrecognised".
He says this is especially possible if any items are missing, as the objects only look like batteries when all the pieces are in place.

Possible uses

Some have suggested the batteries may have been used medicinally.
The ancient Greeks wrote of the pain killing effect of electric fish when applied to the soles of the feet.
The Chinese had developed acupuncture by this time, and still use acupuncture combined with an electric current. This may explain the presence of needle-like objects found with some of the batteries.
But this tiny voltage would surely have been ineffective against real pain, considering the well-recorded use of other painkillers in the ancient world like cannabis, opium and wine.
Other scientists believe the batteries were used for electroplating - transferring a thin layer of metal on to another metal surface - a technique still used today and a common classroom experiment.
This idea is appealing because at its core lies the mother of many inventions: money.
In the making of jewellery, for example, a layer of gold or silver is often applied to enhance its beauty in a process called gilding.

Grape electrolyte

Two main techniques of gilding were used at the time and are still in use today: hammering the precious metal into thin strips using brute force, or mixing it with a mercury base which is then pasted over the article.
These techniques are effective, but wasteful compared with the addition of a small but consistent layer of metal by electro-deposition. The ability to mysteriously electroplate gold or silver on to such objects would not only save precious resources and money, but could also win you important friends at court.
Let's hope the world manages to resolve its present problems so people can go and see them.      Dr Paul Craddock

A palace, kingdom, or even the sultan's daughter may have been the reward for such knowledge - and motivation to keep it secret.
Testing this idea in the late seventies, Dr Arne Eggebrecht, then director of Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim, connected many replica Baghdad batteries together using grape juice as an electrolyte, and claimed to have deposited a thin layer of silver on to another surface, just one ten thousandth of a millimetre thick.
Other researchers though, have disputed these results and have been unable to replicate them.
"There does not exist any written documentation of the experiments which took place here in 1978," says Dr Bettina Schmitz, currently a researcher based at the same Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum.
"The experiments weren't even documented by photos, which really is a pity," she says. "I have searched through the archives of this museum and I talked to everyone involved in 1978 with no results."

Tingling idols

Although a larger voltage can be obtained by connecting more than one battery together, it is the ampage which is the real limiting factor, and many doubt whether a high enough power could ever have been obtained, even from tens of Baghdad batteries.
One serious flaw with the electroplating hypothesis is the lack of items from this place and time that have been treated in this way.
"The examples we see from this region and era are conventional gild plating and mercury gilding," says Dr Craddock. "There's never been any untouchable evidence to support the electroplating theory."
He suggests a cluster of the batteries, connected in parallel, may have been hidden inside a metal statue or idol.
He thinks that anyone touching this statue may have received a tiny but noticeable electric shock, something akin to the static discharge that can infect offices, equipment and children's parties.
"I have always suspected you would get tricks done in the temple," says Dr Craddock. "The statue of a god could be wired up and then the priest would ask you questions.
"If you gave the wrong answer, you'd touch the statue and would get a minor shock along with perhaps a small mysterious blue flash of light. Get the answer right, and the trickster or priest could disconnect the batteries and no shock would arrive - the person would then be convinced of the power of the statue, priest and the religion."

Magical rituals

It is said that to the uninitiated, science cannot be distinguished from magic. "In Egypt we know this sort of thing happened with Hero's engine," Dr Craddock says.
Hero's engine was a primitive steam-driven machine, and like the battery of Baghdad, no one is quite sure what it was used for, but are convinced it could work.
If this idol could be found, it would be strong evidence to support the new theory. With the batteries inside, was this object once revered, like the Oracle of Delphi in Greece, and "charged" with godly powers?
Even if the current were insufficient to provide a genuine shock, it may have felt warm, a bizarre tingle to the touch of the unsuspecting finger.
At the very least, it could have just been the container of these articles, to keep their secret safe.
Perhaps it is too early to say the battery has been convincingly demonstrated to be part of a magical ritual. Further examination, including accurate dating, of the batteries' components are needed to really answer this mystery.
No one knows if such an idol or statue that could have hidden the batteries really exists, but perhaps the opportunity to look is not too far away - if the items survive the looming war in the Middle East.
"These objects belong to the successors of the people who made them," says Dr Craddock. "Let's hope the world manages to resolve its present problems so people can go and see them."

The American Constitution was Written by ‘Freemasons’?-The Dark Secret


Dianne Foster Reidy, stenographer for the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, told to the floor: “He will not be mocked, don’t touch me, he will not be mocked. . . The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God, it never was.”
A quick assumption by some, concerning this story, was the question of whether Reidy was the name of the person who spoke on the House floor.
The name Holly Eskridge was mentioned because of a solicitation found concerning the Office of the Clerk of the US House of Representatives.
However, a quick search for Holly Eskridge turns up “no results found”.
Curiously enough, so does a search for the name Dianne Foster Reidy.
As security dragged Reidy away, she said: “It never was, had it been, it would not have been . . . the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons, they go against God, you cannot serve two masters. Praise be God, Lord Jesus Christ.”
Reports stated that Reidy had a crazed look, and that “it was very disturbing for members of Congress.”
Other witnesses said Reidy suddenly no longer appeared friendly, and displayed body language as if in a trance-like state before the outburst.
Reidy had held her position as a stenographer for the House Office of the Clerk for 2 decades and had an exemplary record.
The official story is that Reidy walked to the podium and asked if the microphone were on before her comments to the House.
House Representative Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, who tried to shut Reidy up by slamming the gavel down several times, commented: “I hammered to get control and hush her up. She said something about the devil. It was sudden, confusing and heartbreaking. She is normally a gentle soul.”
Reidy was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation following her statements on the House floor, according to  Shennell S. Antrobus, officer of the Capitol Police Department (CPD).
A statement from Reidy  to the  mainstream media (MSM) has surfaced, explaining why she made her statements.
According to the statement attributed to Reidy: “For the past 2 and 1/2 weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did last night.”
The statement goes on to claim that the Holy Spirit woke her up from sleep to say: “I’m not actually sure. Ha ha, I guess all words sound sort of crazy, like, what even is a “table”? Like, why do those letters in that order mean that thing over there? [Points to nightstand table]. It’s so nuts! Maybe in a different language or on a different planet, people say “I’m so tired” by saying, “He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked—don’t touch me—he will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was . . . the Constitution would not have been written by the Freemasons. They go against God,” you know?”
Based on this statement, MSM are now mocking Reidy publically in an effort to divert attention from what she said to the official story concerning Reidy’s credibility and religious faith.
Reidy’s statement that the US Constitution was written by Freemasons has historical backing.
While in France, from 1779 to 1781, publisher Benjamin Franklin was the Grand Master of the Freemasonic Les Neuf Soeurs Lodge.
At this time, Franklin met Thomas Paine, a young Englishman who was expounding on the streets of France at the very beginning of the French revolution.
Franklin convinced Paine to write his philosophy of freedom. This ideology is known as Common Sense .
Franklin was integral to Paine’s arrival in the 13 colonies that were rife with frustration directed at the British government for unfair taxation and treatment by the occupying British soldiers.
Common Sense is directly mentioned as the inspiration for the Declaration of Independence.
This historical fact validates Reidy’s comments on the House floor; and also justifies the control system that seeks to demonize Americans that speak out about these facts.
video was leaked onto YouTube that showed the inside of a lecture room wherein the presenter was discussing how the US Armed Forces are currently experimenting with vaccines that can control human behavior; specifically religious fundamental tendencies.
According to a highly-circulated video, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is training their agents that the Founding Fathers were terrorists who began a war against their British benefactors. The intimation is that those Americans today that agree with this mindset are potential terrorists.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a paper, published by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) explains that an American that adheres to the “extreme right-wing” ideology is a “potential terrorist”.
The document states: “Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”
The philosophy that creates the extreme right-wing terrorist is religion. Indeed: “Religious: groups that seek to smite the purported enemies of God and other evildoers, impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists), forcibly insert religion into the political sphere (e.g., those who seek to politicize religion, such as Christian Reconstructionists and Islamists), and/or bring about Armageddon (apocalyptic millenarian cults; 2010: 17).
For example, Jewish Direct Action, Mormon extremist, Jamaat-al-Fuqra, and Covenant, Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA) are included in this category.”
Conversely, the other side of the pendulum – “left-wing extremists” could be just as dangerous. The paper states: “Extreme Left-Wing: groups that want to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through established political processes. This category also includes secular left-wing groups that rely heavily on terrorism to overthrow the capitalist system and either establish “a dictatorship of the proletariat” (Marxist-Leninists) or, much more rarely, a decentralized, non-hierarchical political system (anarchists).”
At a recent US Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training seminar entitled, “Extremism and Extremist Organizations” white supremacist groups were coupled with the Muslim Brotherhood, the entire nation of Islam and evangelical Christians.
As numbers of followers continue to grow in America, those conducting the talk distributed materials that correlate all religious groups as potentially dangers to the current administration – as well as orthodox Jews and explained how these extremist organizations must be remedied.
By stating that the Christian faith and foundational belief system is comparable to Shariah law is an elaboration that “every religion has some followers that believe that their beliefs, customs and traditions are the only ‘right way’ and that all others practicing their faith the ‘wrong way.”
It is a constant of the Obama administration that patriots/constitutionalists/evangelicals are labeled as extremists who must be dealt with before they enact centralized terrorism against the American public.

Ancient Mystery:The Origin And Mystery Of Celtic Cross


The Cross and the Plumbline
By Crichton Miller

I am a Scottish born researcher and Company Director with an interest in prehistory. I have applied for a patent on a derivative of the Celtic cross. This application was published on the 14th of June 2000 under UK patent application GB 2 344 654 A. Despite intensive research by The Patent Office prior to publication, no instrument with its complete attributes has been discovered and its application was not found to be obvious. The Celtic cross, which is an ancient and sacred symbol, with which most people are familiar, appears to be a representation of an ancient instrument that was used by our ancestors as far back as Neolithic times. I believe that it was what the Ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians used to survey their buildings and navigate the oceans of the world. Despite the discovery of cocaine in some of the Egyptian Mummies, it has been argued, in august and academic circles, that it was impossible for them or the Phoenicians to have crossed the Atlantic in prehistory, because of their inability to navigate.
Thor Heyderhal scotched the concept that their boats were incapable with his Ra expedition. I am about to collapse the final argument, by proving that they could navigate and had the instrument to do it. 

The discovery came about in the winter of 1997 when I was trying to figure out what the Ancient Egyptians would have used to survey the great pyramid complex at Giza. All constructions, even ancient ones, require surveying before commencement of work. The incredible pyramid of Cheops and the Giza complex, which seems to embody the mathematical value of PI, would have to be accurately surveyed, as would all similar constructions, including stone circles such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Callanish in Scotland. Callanish is more than 5000 years old and built in the form of a Celtic cross - proof that this knowledge predates the Egyptian Pyramids.
Through intensive and exhaustive experimentation, a belief in the intelligence of our ancestors and a refusal to believe in little green men as the designers, I discovered that the only appropriate instrument that could have been used by the architect, in the place of a theodolite, was a derivative of the cross, with the addition of a plumbline. 
This incredibly simple, yet complex instrument, has the potential to measure angles and inclinations to an accuracy of 1 minute of arc or 1/60th of a degree, depending on the size of the instrument used. This is an extraordinary accuracy for what appears to be only two pieces of wood, a scale and a plumbline. One of the most interesting but obscure abilities of the Cross is its capability to take sidereal measurements.
With my experience of navigation as a qualified Yachtmaster, I turned my experimentation to discover if the ancient mariners could find latitude and longitude with the cross. The experiments conducted, confirmed that the ancients could find their position anywhere on the Earth within 3 nautical miles with a hand held device. This discovery may help to prove that it was possible for sailors such as the Phoenicians to have made regular trading contact with the Americas in pre Columbian times. It also may explain the mysterious navigation skills of the Polynesians. This discovery also helps support pioneers of the theory of ancient intercontinental travel such as Thor Heyderhal with his Kon Tiki and Ra expeditions.  I then went on to discover that this instrument was probably the basis of geometry, mathematics, ancient astronomy, map making and time keeping. That this instrument was used in combination with a detailed knowledge of astronomy and monthly star positions, ecliptic and zodiac observations so as to locate the position of any star at any time over a location on the earth's surface. Hence the saying "as in heaven so on earth".
Furthermore, those observers were placed at strategic observatories throughout the known world to keep local time and traditions and to aid mariners and other travelers. Those travelers were able to find their longitude over short distances with the use of sand (hour) glasses in relation to local time between observatories (stone or wood henges in the north and pyramids in the lower latitudes) and world time kept at the old 0 degree meridian at Giza. I also believe that the henges were used to keep time and in fact were large astrolabes where stone balls were moved around the henge on a daily basis to represent the positions of the planets in relation to the sun and zodiac throughout the year.
Ley (lay) lines, an ancient and modern navigation term, were used to lay the position line, or course, of one place in relation to another. This term is misconstrued to have magical or magnetic properties by modern cultists. It is in fact related to astro navigation and can be found in modern navigation manuals. The lay line from the Cape Verde Islands to the Caribbean Antilles, avoiding the Sargasso Sea is exactly 17 degrees North. To find this line an instrument that measures the declination of a star or the sun at azimuth would have to be used. I believe that this instrument was the Cross with a plumbline.
I also believe that the quadrant, used in the 13th century was an inferior instrument in that it was incapable of sidereal measurements. I further believe that the Cross and the methods of its use, is one of the greatest treasures found by the famous Knights Templar, in their excavation of Solomon's Temple, during the Crusades. That this discovery led to a new style of architecture and the building of the Great Cathedrals in Europe, starting with Chartres in France.
It may also have led to the greatest untold confidence trick in the last millennium played on Spain by Christopher Columbus and eventually leading to the destruction of the Amerindian civilizations. There is evidence that the Templars, to whom Columbus was associated, had been voyaging to the Americas for two hundred years before the official discovery. Using the cross as a navigation instrument. The Templar Archivist has already argued at Roslyn Chapel in Scotland, that William St Claire had voyaged to America before Columbus. The fact that the instrument actually works and can be demonstrated to fulfil a universal role in many functions, is vindication of my theories. What is truly amazing, is that no one has discovered this lost knowledge in modern times. The message in stone, wood, metals and art has been around for thousands of years, in full view of the public.
Apart from the publication of the patent, I have been asked to publish and had accepted an academic 20,000-word paper, with 38 technical illustrations in the November 2000 issue of Fortean Studies. This article will be of great interest to those studying Egyptian constructions, but unfortunately can not be revealed until after publication comes out. In this paper I have outlined the methods used to tell the time and navigate with the combination of the cross, pyramids, stone circles and henges.
I have also been asked to appear at the next Fortean Unconvention in London to speak about my discoveries. I have accepted that my name be put forward. I have appeared for 15 minutes in May 1999 on Teidi Television, following a lecture he gave to a conference on Mayan Culture in Tenerife. After gifting a working model of the Cross to Don Ajlehandro, Head Elder of forty-five Elders and spiritual leader of 6,000,000 Maya people. The only person allowed by the authorities to conduct ancient ceremonies on the Yucatan Pyramids. The last ceremony held at that time had in attendance every Amerindian Tribal Chief from Tierra del Feugo to Alaska.
Don Ajlehandro said that it was his people's lost "Staff of Power" used to design pyramids and lost when the Conquistadors dispossessed them 500 years ago. He promised to show it to his Elders and place it for instruction of the young in the Maya Mystery Schools. A small article has been purchased by Practical Boatowner magazine and is due for publication showing how the instrument can be easily used as an emergency navigation backup in case of electronic navigation system failures.
Apart from being a help to Archaeologists, in piecing together the unexplained mysteries and purposes of the pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Stonehenge and other ancient constructions, I hope that my discovery will be an enlightenment to all seekers after the truth. That this discovery will enlighten all people about our past and inspire other researchers, helping to further our knowledge and understand the obscure culture of the ancients. I hope that I can find further sponsorship and assistance in providing the instrument to developing countries for a cheap and efficient method of surveying projects such as construction, road building and irrigation.
I also hope, that this instrument may be used in the practical education of the young, so that they may gain a basic and interesting foundation of this ancient knowledge. That they may learn how our ancestors survived and learnt about astronomy, navigation, construction, mathematics, geometry and time keeping. How they went on to apply this knowledge, which is lost in the mists of time, to construct the ancient wonders of the world and achieve the seemingly impossible.
I am presently compiling my research, with the aim of completing my first book by the spring of 2001.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ancient Mystery:The Ancient Aryans

Researchers analyzed and compared the unique genetic make-up of the chromosomes in the iris of blue-eyed individuals from diverse regions such as Denmark, Turkey and Jordan, concluding that all blue-eyed people (or carriers of the gene) share a common ancestor, someone who lived 6,000 to 10,000 years ago and that this blue-eyed family spread out from an area north of the Black Sea following the last ice age, the proto-Indo-European Aryans who subsequently spread agriculture into western Europe and later rode horses/chariots into Iran, India, and ancient Egypt. 
Scientist: All Blue-Eyed People Are Related Blue-eyed Humans Have A Single, Common Ancestor Where Did Blue Eyes Originate From?

Elsa Was Supposed To Be A Baddie!? 9 Amazing Frozen Facts You Probably Never Knew

Think you know EVERYTHING about Frozen? You might want to think again.
From how "Let It Go" changed Elsa, to each of the movie's individual snowflakes, I bet you didn't know all of these facts about Disney'sFrozen. So, don't be left out in the cold - dive straight into these 9 facts about Elsa's universe!

1. "Let It Go" changed the entire direction of the movie!

When the anthem's songwriters presented the monolithic song to the creative crew, they all realized they needed to change the script to fit the powerful song.

2. Elsa was originally supposed to be a baddie.

But, I mean, an evil snow queen can't sing a song about freedom and empowerment, right? The producers concluded that the song was not only very appealing, but its themes of personal empowerment and self-acceptance were too positive for a villain to express. Thus, the story was rewritten….
Hmm, I'm not so sure. True story: a Frozen obsessed wife said to her hubby, "If you can't understand what makes this movie great, there's something wrong with you as a human being," before divorcing the poor dude. Sounds pretty evil to me!

3. Animators had an actual reindeer visit the studio to use as inspiration for the character Sven.

The animators of Frozen wanted to observe the movements and the mannerisms of reindeer for Sven featured in the movie. Apparently, however, the reindeer just stood there and didn't move enough, so they ended up modelling Sven on Executive Producer John Lasseter's dog. I can totally see it.

4. Elsa was originally meant to look likewhat now!?

Yep, blue hair, dudes.
When voice actor Idina Menzel joined the cast of the movie, Elsa's CGI creation was equipped with blue, spiky hair and a coat made of living weasels. Count yourselves lucky we got a nice fair-haired, quite normally-clothed Snow Queen, Frozens!

5. Disney does not support the consumption of boogers...!?

Disney is the master of throwing Easter eggs into everything they do, and Frozen is no exception!
There is a note in the movie end credits stating that eating boogers is not a view "reflected by The Walt Disney Company." Smart move, Disney. You do not want a booger-related lawsuit on your hands. Or boogers on your hands either for that matter.

6. Anna and Prince Hans' song is a first for princess-villain duets.

When Anna sings "Love is an Open Door" with Prince Hans, it is the first time a Disney princess has ever performed a duet with a villain...
What, you didn't get the subtle hints about his true nature?

7. The movie is based on a Hans Christian Anderson story.

The Snow Queen, which was also the original title of Frozen before they changed the name, is based on a fairytale by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. The names Hans, Kristoff, Anna, and Sven are also a nod to Andersen's work.

8. The animation team created a snowflake generator program to build 2,000 different snowflake shapes they could use.

That, right there, is some cold, hard dedication.

9. Some Tangled characters make an appearance!

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled make a surprise appearance in Frozen. When they open the city gates for Elsa's coronation, you can see the couple's backs toward the camera. Such an awesome little tie-in between Tangled and Frozen to think that the characters not only exist in the same Disneyverse, but that they're close enough to drop by for a visit!