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2020-10-25 10:11:28

    Researchers have used Easter Island Moai replicas to show how they might have been “walked” to where they are displayed.



    Finally. People need to realize aliens aren’t the answer for everything (when they use it to erase poc civilizations and how smart they were)


    What’s really wild is that the native people literally told the Europeans “they walked” when asked how the statues were moved. The Europeans were like “lol these backwards heathens and their fairy tales guess it’s gonna always be a mystery!”


    Maori told Europeans that kiore were native rats and no one believed them until DNA tests proved it

    And the Iroquois told Europeans that squirels showed them how to tap maple syrup and no one believed them until they caught it on video


    Oral history from various First Nations tribes in the Pacific Northwest contained stories about a massive earthquake/tsunami hitting the coast, but no one listened to them until scientists discovered physical evidence of quakes from the Cascadia fault line.


    Roopkund Lake AKA “Skeleton Lake” in the Himalayas in India is eerie because it was discovered with hundreds of skeletal remains and for the life of them researchers couldn’t figure out what it was that killed them. For decades the “mystery” went unsolved.

    Until they finally payed closer attention to local songs and legend that all essentially said “Yah the Goddess Nanda Devi got mad and sent huge heave stones down to kill them”. That was consistent with huge contusions found all on their neck and shoulders and the weather patterns of the area, which are prone to huge & inevitably deadly goddamn hailstones. https://www.facebook.com/atlasobscura/videos/10154065247212728/

    Literally these legends were past down for over a thousand years and it still took researched 50 to “figure out” the “mystery”. 🙄


    Adding to this, the Inuit communities in Nunavut KNEW where both the wrecks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were literally the entire time but Europeans/white people didn’t even bother consulting them about either ship until like…last year. 

    “Inuit traditional knowledge was critical to the discovery of both ships, she pointed out, offering the Canadian government a powerful demonstration of what can be achieved when Inuit voices are included in the process.

    In contrast, the tragic fate of the 129 men on the Franklin expedition hints at the high cost of marginalising those who best know the area and its history.

    “If Inuit had been consulted 200 years ago and asked for their traditional knowledge – this is our backyard – those two wrecks would have been found, lives would have been saved. I’m confident of that,” she said. “But they believed their civilization was superior and that was their undoing.”


    “Oh yeah, I heard a lot of stories about Terror, the ships, but I guess Parks Canada don’t listen to people,” Kogvik said. “They just ignore Inuit stories about the Terror ship.”

    Schimnowski said the crew had also heard stories about people on the land seeing the silhouette of a masted ship at sunset.

    “The community knew about this for many, many years. It’s hard for people to stop and actually listen … especially people from the South.”



    Indigenous Australians have had stories about giant kangaroos and wombats for thousands of years, and European settlers just kinda assumed they were myths. Cut to more recently when evidence of megafauna was discovered, giant versions of Australian animals that died out 41 000 years ago.

    Similarly, scientists have been stumped about how native Palm trees got to a valley in the middle of Australia, and it wasn’t until a few years ago that someone did DNA testing and concluded that seeds had been carried there from the north around 30 000 years ago… aaand someone pointed out that Indigenous people have had stories about gods from the north carrying the seeds to a valley in the central desert.


    oh man let me tell you about Indigenous Australian myths - the framework they use (with multi-generational checking that’s unique on the planet, meaning there’s no drifting or mutation of the story, seriously they are hardcore about maintaining integrity) means that we literally have multiple first-hand accounts of life and the ecosystem before the end of the last ice age

    it’s literally the oldest accurate oral history of the world.  

    Now consider this: most people consider the start of recorded history to be with  the Sumerians and the Early Dynastic period of the Egyptians.  So around 3500 BCE, or five and a half thousand years ago

    These highly accurate Aboriginal oral histories originate from twenty thousand years ago at least


    Ain’t it amazing what white people consider history and what they don’t?


    I always said disservice is done to oral traditions and myth when you take them literally. Ancient people were not stupid.


    Hello hello, since like 5 people liked my last post asking if I should post my draw of Virgil in a skirt, here it is!!!!

    i got the skirt design from pinterest, i thought he would rock a egirl skirt look  

    It was inspired by this post of Roman in a skirt by @caffeinated-cryptid (love your art btw!!)

    also decided to try digital art again!!! hope ya’ll like it 

    keep reading for more art 

    Lees verder


    Dyscalculia is a learning disability, a lot like dyslexia, but with math and numbers. Everyone knows what dyslexia is, but for some reason, dyscalculia isn’t as well known. I want people to know about this so no more kids are gonna believe uneducated adults who tells them that they’re just lazy and no more kids are going to think they’re just hopeless idiots when they try and try but just can’t understand. It happened to me, and I won’t let it happen to anyone else.


    It’s surprisingly common and is often linked to ADHD. If you’ve ever had issues, look it up - you might find things fall into place for you, too.

  • Difficulty reading analog clocks[14]
  •  Inability to comprehend financial planning or budgeting, sometimes even at a basic level; for example, estimating the cost of the items in a shopping basket or balancing a checkbook.
  • Inconsistent results in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Difficulty with multiplication, subtraction, addition, and division tables, mental arithmetic, etc.
  • Problems with differentiating between left and right.
  • A “warped” sense of spatial awareness, or an understanding of shapes, distance, or volume that seems more like guesswork than actual comprehension.
  • Difficulty with time, directions, recalling schedules, sequences of events. Difficulty keeping track of time. Frequently late or early.
  • Poor memory (retention & retrieval) of math concepts; may be able to perform math operations one day, but draw a blank the next. May be able to do book work but then fails tests.
  • Difficulty reading musical notation. Difficulty with choreographed dance steps.
  • Having particular difficulty mentally estimating the measurement of an object or distance (e.g., whether something is 3 or 6 meters (10 or 20 feet) away).
  • When writing, reading and recalling numbers, mistakes may occur in the areas such as: number additions, substitutions, transpositions, omissions, and reversals.
  •  Inability to grasp and remember mathematical concepts, rules, formulae, and sequences.
  •  Inability to concentrate on mentally intensive tasks.
  • I can’t even comprehend what it might be like being a human who doesn’t have all of these characteristics. I don’t know how a brain can possibly just “remember” how to do long division or know what ten feet looks like.

    I can’t even accept that a car is more than like nine feet long. Ours is fifteen feet long, and even standing next to it, my brain is POSITIVE it’s small enough to fit in a bathroom.


    This is the most me thing I’ve ever read on this site. I can’t read analog clocks I can’t recall number sequences etc.


    I remember reading a book where a character had this and my whole life fell into place. Being the kid of people who work with math a lot (Mom was a math major for crying out loud) and being ‘bad at math’ sucked. I never understood why I couldn’t do what everyone in my class could. 

    Sadly, I didn’t figure this out until after I was out of school.


    Do y'all wanna see a commission my cousin had me draw...


    I got paid to draw this


    Walk into my class professor is gonna be like Hey cookie what's you're top 3 works you're proud of this week and Imma be like WELL


    Update my cousin's roommates have found out


    What's the context tho......


    When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969.


    This should be required learning, internationally. 


    You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten. 

    Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now. 

    Make it stop


    I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.


    My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable. 


    I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.


    @mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I’ve studied The Holocaust like nobody’s business??? wtf


    Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account.

    It is a thin little book.

    When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin.

    Why there wasn’t other books like it.

    Other first hand accounts.

    By the time I finished it, I didn’t wonder anymore.


    Further reading:

    I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel

    An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck

    The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant

    Branded By The Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington

    Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it’s often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended)


    This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau.  It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles.  Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world. Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there.  This way people ask “why aren’t there pink triangles?” and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany.


    additionally, as a gay jew who had family members killed in the holocaust, i must add, because i do not trust goyim to act responsibly when discussing the holocaust– lgbt goyim who aren’t rromani need to remember that this is not their history. this is specifically the history of the persecution of LGBT JEWS AND LGBT RROMANI. lgbt goyim who aren’t rromani cannot reclaim the pink triangle. you, as a goy who isn’t rromani, were not affected by the holocaust. please do not EVER pull the shit of “why is all holocaust remembrance focused on JEWS? what about ME, a gay gentile who was never affected, never lost family or literally ONE THIRD of my entire ethnicity? what about meee?” (and i am only bringing this up because i have seen the argument several times before.)

    lgbt goyim, please recognize the history of lgbt persecution in the holocaust and honor the victims without acting like holocaust history is your history or affects you in any way close to the way it affects jewish and rromani people. (and please do not try to “reclaim” the pink triangle, literal holocaust imagery, if you are not jewish or rromani)