A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.
This is why we need feminism.
"but men get raped too-"
AND LOOK HOW YOU HANDLED THAT
Easter Island’s Statues Reveal Bodies Covered With Unknown Ancient Petroglyphs
21 January, 2014
MessageToEagle.com - Standing some 2,000 miles west of Chile, on the Easter Island, 887 mysterious giant statues have intrigued scientists and the public for years.
For a long time it was believed that the massive statutes consisted of just the heads.
However, in October 2011, when the Easter Island Statue Project began its Season V expedition, scientists could reveal remarkable photos showing that the bodies of the statues go far deeper underground than just about anyone had imagined.
Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: “Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7m tall statues.
The statutes on Easter Island have bodies covered with ancient undeciphered petroglyphs.
"We found a round, deep post hole into which the Rapa Nui had inserted a tree trunk," she said. Van Tilburg said ropes were attached to the tree trunk and to the partially carved statue. "We found a rope guide that was actually carved into the bedrock near the statue." The Rapa Nui then used the tree trunk to raise the statue upright. Before the statue was upright, they carved its front. Once it stood erect, they finished the back, Van Tilburg explained.
The excavation team also found about 800 grams of natural red pigment —nearly two pounds —in the burial hole, along with a human burial. Van Tilburg believes the pigment was used to paint the statues, just as the Rapa Nui used pigment to paint their bodies for certain ceremonies.
The unusually large amount of pigment found indicates that it might have been used by a priest or chief, perhaps as part of mortuary practice, she said. Human bones were found throughout the dig, indicating that people buried their dead around the statues.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies!
More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering.”
Among their discoveries, the team discovered:
· The dirt and detritus partially burying the statues was washed down from above and not deliberatelyplaced there to bury, protect, or support the statues
· The statues were erected in place and stand on stone pavements
· Post holes were cut into bedrock to support upright tree trunks
· Rope guides were cut into bedrock around the post holes
· Posts, ropes, stones, and different types of stone tools were all used to carve and raise the statues upright
The two “heads” in the quarry where Van Tilburg’s team dug are standing figures with torsos, truncated at the waist, that have become partially buried by eroded dirt and detritus over centuries.
The team also discovered that ceremonies were certainly associated with the statues.
On the project website, Van Tilburg said: “We found large quantities of red, some of which may have been used to paint the statues.
Finally, and perhaps most poignantly, we found in the pavement under one statue a single stone carved with a crescent symbol said to represent a canoe, or vaka.
The backs of both statues are covered with petroglyphs, many of which are also vaka.
A direct connection between the vaka symbol and the identity of the artist or group owning the statue is strongly suggested.”
Still, many of these ancient petroglyphs remain undeciphered and the history of one of the most remote islands in the world is now even more mysterious than ever.
Image credit: EISP.ORG
OH MY GOD THIS IS AWESOME!
Africa’s Lost City —- The Ruins of Great Zimbabwe,
Built around the 11th century, the Ruins of Great Zimbabwe are located near Lake Mutirikwe in what in now the nation of Zimbabwe. Spanning over 1,780 acres, Great Zimbabwe was perhaps the largest city south of the Sahara desert. After conducting studies of the area scholars estimate that at its height Great Zimbabwe would have been home to around 10,000 to 20,000 people. The city takes the name “Great” Zimbabwe because it largest of 200 other communities (zimbabwes) that made up what was once the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Being the largest city it is thought that Great Zimbabwe served as capital of the kingdom and home to its monarchs.
Today what remains of the city is a large stone and brick fortress called the “Great Enclosure which served as a palace, temple complex, and city center. The structure features two walls, an inner wall and outer wall with balconies to man guards. Between the two walls stands a massive 30 foot high watchtower. Inside the Great Enclosure were a number of buildings that are theorized to make up either a temple complex or palace. Beyond the Great Enclosure the area is dotted and crisscrossed with the foundations of walls and buildings, mostly made from stone and brick.
More amazing than the Great Enclosure and surrounding buildings, a number of archaeological artifacts shed insight into the lives of the people who live at Great Zimbabwe. A very complex society, the people of Great Zimbabwe had a number of skilled artisans who crafted goods from wood, soapstone, ivory, leather, and pottery.
Even more amazing was their complex knowledge of metallurgy. While they crafted goods out of soft metals such as copper and gold, they also were able to create bronze and were even crafting tools and weapons from iron.
Other archaeological discoveries reveal that Great Zimbabwe was not an isolated city or kingdom in Southern Africa, but was a major center of trade with contacts all over the known world. Among the most incredible discoveries revealing their commercial influence are coins from Arabia, glassware from Persia, and porcelain from China. A monumental granite cross, located at a traditionally revered and sacred spiritual site suggests they may have also had contact with Christian missionaries, most likely from Ethiopia.
By the mid 15th century Great Zimbabwe was abandoned as food resources in the surrounding countryside could not sustain the city’s population. Evidence also suggests that the area suffered from acute deforestation. Today Great Zimbabwe is a National Monuments and UN World Heritage Site.
You are fucking kidding me
aww its a cute gif of a shark trying to bite but his mouth’s too smAHHHHWHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT OH MY GOD STOP NO STOP STOP STOP
if anybody is interested in being even more scared: these motherfuckers have been found in most oceans around the world and have existed for over 30 million years
The deep ocean is as close to hell as it gets man, this things a fucking nightmare
i’m pretty sure this is a goblin shark and there are far more scarier fish in the ocean and in fresh water rivers and streams.
and who can forget old mate
even better, the Sarcastic Fringehead (yes Legit name) (also Known as ‘predator fish’)
my inner aquarium volunteer is screaming (SARCASTIC FRINGEHEADS OGHGHGHHFKgjdfhgJDGH) okay here we go
awww look it’s vampyroteuthis infernalis what a cutie
hi missus footballfish how was your day??
Oh wait shit I forgot ur dead and preserved in formaldehyde that was rude of me sorry u look lovely mrs footballfish
hello i interrupt this scary marine animal showcase to present mr. california sheephead
he was born a girl like all his sisters. but since he had the biggest jaw size of the group
he changed into a dude fish who takes care of his sisters isn’t that so sweet
look at his lumpy ass head tho.
now back to your regularly scheduled scary-ass fish. oh look it’s cookie cutter shark
what big teeth you have—
oh fuck it lights up that’s it i’m out
the frilled shark literally a scary ass dinosaur that swallows shit wHOLE
the dragon fish holy shit what that is not a dragon
the goosefish please help me
do well to remember the deep-sea lizard fish in your nightmares thank u
ARE WE GONNA IGNORE THE BARRELEYE FISH
Those little spots at the front aren’t its eyes… THOSE BIG-ASS GREEN PUPIL-LESS BLOBS IN THAT CLEAR DOME HEAD ARE ITS EYES
OR HOW ABOUT THE ALLIGATOR GAR
OR THE FANFIN SEADEVIL
AND LET’S NOT FORGET ONE OF MY FAVORITES, THE GULPER EEL
Glaucus atlanticus, the blue dragon (also called sea swallow and blue angel), is a species of small-sized blue sea slug. This tiny animal spends its life floating upside-down on the surface of the Pacific, Atlantic, or Indian Ocean thanks to an air bubble which it swallows and keeps inside its belly, going wherever the currents and the wind take it.
This cute-looking creature is actually an aggressive predator that feeds on organisms much larger than itself, including the most venomous ones. It also can give you a poison sting when picking one up barehanded.
I fucking love it and I want one!
Don’t wish death on your enemies. Wish geese on them. Wish thousands of geese into their life. Geese in their yard. Geese in their car. Geese in their workplace. Geese in their bed. Tiny geese in their hair. Geese in their food. JPEGs of angry geese overtaking their computer. Turn their whole family into geese. Awful hissy mean geese everywhere. A fate worse than death.