N, that’s not a toupee the mummified corpse is wearing. It’s his real hair that’s been preserved, along with the rest of his body, by a natural preservation process from sphagnum moss (aka peat moss) combining with low temperature, highly acidic water, and a lack of oxygen, which is also the reason his skin is leathery and tea-colored.
The Inca civilization was the largest pre-Columbian era indigenous empire in the Americas from around the years 1400 to 1533 CE (or AD), occupying much of Peru and covering a large portion of western South America, including Bolivia, Ecuador, and into what is now Chile.
The Inca started as a small tribe, grew more powerful, and conquered other tribes along the coast from Colombia to Argentina. One of their greatest contributions is building a network of roads throughout the region and they are also known for contributing much to architecture and religion.
Starting out on Medium can sometimes seem like the most daunting undertaking, as there is so much to learn. But, having someone show you some of the ropes on how to succeed here can be helpful.
Below is a collection of some of my stories that should be helpful to any of you who might not have a clue about how to do some things and would like to know. I’ve been writing here steadily for about 7 months, and I’ve picked up a thing or two along the way.
These are some of the most helpful insights that have…
Ever since Medium’s last change, many writers have been complaining about seeing their views/reads (and incomes) plummet in a downward spiral. Some of you have shared how much your income has decreased after Medium’s last overhaul, and it’s pretty significant. Many are wondering why this happened and a few theories have circulated. But the one that has caught my attention the most is that Medium is cracking down on stories with clickbait titles and removing stories from the platform because of it.
Let me tell you. Medium itself is not on a downward spiral. And it’s not because of clickbait…
That is the answer to the question of why some people look younger than their age and others look older than they really are.
Aging is, at its simplest description, a biological process, and it happens with anything living whether that be a piece of fruit, a flower, an animal, or a person.
Think about it. What happens to a piece of fruit or flowers when they get old? Their appearance changes drastically from vibrant and supple to the opposite. The fruit rots and decomposes and the flower withers and does the same.
They go through…
A sure way to up your game as a product development specialist is to develop ways to use data and machine learning to help you make the most effective data-driven decisions to improve a company’s products, even if you’re not a data scientist. However, being a data analyst is crucial. Analyzing data can help you better target your reach to specific customer segments, more accurately identify future trends, and decrease costs associated with product development.
To do this, it is important to tap into your data product management skills to successfully model and manipulate data, identify trends, and focus on…
Humans turning their heads from left to right at 90 degrees in each direction is normal. To put this into perspective, an owl can rotate its head an amazing 270 degrees.
It is creepy enough when owls do this, but seeing a human turn his head past 90 degrees has to be one of the creepiest things imaginable that somebody could do with his body.
This is Martin Laurello and it’s obvious why he was called the Human Owl. He could pivot his head to 120+ degrees over his shoulder and look behind him with his body still facing forward.
It must have been so terrifying on an ill-fated afternoon in May 1970, when an unthinkable tragedy struck. Way out into the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Peru, an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale blew its way into Peruvian history.
This disaster hit with such force that it triggered a catastrophic landslide and avalanche of tons of ice, rock, and snow from the Andes Mountains that thundered down and literally buried the town of Yungay and a neighboring town, killing tens of thousands of people in just 45 seconds!
I usually steer clear from writing about politics but when I got wind of this, I just couldn’t resist. Of all the low down, dirty, manipulative, cheating, scamming, and criminal things for the Trump campaign to do! And for those who fell victim to it, well what can I say but, oh well.
People, ALWAYS read the fine print before putting your credit or debit card information into a form online asking for your money.
Scores of people evidently did not do that when they were hoodwinked and bamboozled into donating millions to the Trump campaign and the Republic National…
This is fascinating! Relics from the Iron Age, a piece of the ancient past buried for over two millennia, puts human existence into a whole new perspective. It gives a glimpse of how ancient civilizations lived and allows scientists, researchers, and archaeologists the privilege of looking deeper into ancient mysteries that may not otherwise have been discovered.
The image above is that of a Thracian Tomb in Karanovo, Bulgaria, which is the original spot where an archaeological team unearthed the ancient remains in 2008.
The tomb belongs to an ancient Thracian aristocrat from the 1st century AD, and his horses…
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