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Kinesin Spring Cleaning

A kinesin protein tugs a vesicle to the tune of Fats Waller’s “Spring Cleaning”. As suggested by /u/JeremyKean on reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgi…

I posted a gif of this a while ago… on one of the other pages, but I cannot recall which one at the moment.

At any rate, this video would appear to be that very same gif but with Fats accompanying instead of nowt.

Which is not a bad deal, eh.

Lots and lots of these things are inside of you—inside every cell of your body—doing thisright this minute!

Don’ worry, be happy—it’s a cell component called a kinesin that keeps the microtubules in our cells tidy.

Here is the Wiki page (I know, I’m sorry)

I love it cuzzit walks like that!

Mother Nature…

Madonne

Peace

 

JC Johnson Talks Cryptids

dmJC has the whole two hours with George Knapp on Coast 2 Coast and the show is chock full of all sorts of topics.

I recommend it if you are curious about what happens out there beyond the realm of what might be called normal.

So many different things happen out there.

A lot of them are really frightening and certainly able to put you in another place entirely.

Sasquatch, dogmen, little people, lizard people, skinwalker stories and indeed more… including my three favorite creatures with a lot of info that ties in or is also odd like the frightening, creepy BEK.

 Like I implied, non-stop goodness.

Enjoy.

Peace

 

Cryptids and Monsters: The UB-85 Atrocity

Ha! Great! German War Cryptids! WW1, that is. I don’t remember ever hearing about this one, but it is fascinating and it would seem to lean towards being a real event. Yes, my Fort cap is on and snug and I am pretty well certain that this happened exactly as it was related.

German U boat ‘attacked by sea monster’ found on seabed off Scotland

The vessel is thought to be SM UB-85 – a U-boat which, under the command of Captain Gunther Krech, was famously caught on the surface by a British patrol boat back in 1918.

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To the surprise of the British forces the Germans surrendered almost immediately. When later questioned about this, Krech explained that his submarine had been on the surface of the water recharging its batteries when it was suddenly attacked by a “strange beast.”

This pleases me.

I doubt anyone will ever actually look for evidence, but hey, it could happen!

Peace.

Cryptids and Monsters: The 50-foot Congo snake

Giant Snake Congo 1959

Cool, huh?

I don’t know about you, but I have doted over the 50-foot snake of the Congo ever since I first clapped eyes on the famous photo featured here. Whoa, that was a long time ago!

I like this video… The host has a great theory as to what kind of a snake this pup is – namely the Titanoboa of 58 to 60 million years ago – and I find it an excellent theory because the suspect is a snake that fits the evidence. Plus, it is a fact that there is absolutely no natural reason on the face of this Earth why our guest could not be that critter.

So there.

Peace

Antimatter Light Spectrum Discovered!

Scientists were able to measure the emission lines of antimatter! And we may have some new clues about how dinosaurs lost their teeth on the way to becoming birds.

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Antimatter:
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https://home.cern/about/updates/2016/…

Dinosaur:
https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releas…
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids…
http://www.cell.com/current-biology/f…

Images:
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Wow! The crew at CERN is rockin’!

Woo Hoo Go CERN !

In a paper published today in the journal Nature, the ALPHA collaboration reports the first ever measurement on the optical spectrum of an antimatter atom. This achievement features technological developments that open up a completely new era in high-precision antimatter research. It is the result of over 20 years of work by the CERN antimatter community.
Source: Phys.org

“Using a laser to observe a transition in antihydrogen…” this light was then compared to that of a hydrogen atom.
Through the “…observation of a spectral line in an antihydrogen atom, allowing the light spectrum of matter and antimatter to be compared…”, they were able to confirm the long-held theory that “…hydrogen and antihydrogen should have identical spectroscopic characteristics.”

The original paper in the journal Nature… Observation of the 1S–2S transition in trapped antihydrogen

This article in Science Daily explains how they find these things.

 

This pleases me no end.

We seem to be on a roll, scientifically!

Ra!

Peace

Nice, huh?
This image of another round rock, taken by Curiosity on Sol 1555, has been debayered, enlarged and cropped, by, I imagine, LookingAtMars, Member, who posted it and said it had been.

Yes, there are others, too!

You can find most of them here.

I found this particular one here.

Here is the link to the pic.

Peace

 

Ghost Shark Caught on Camera for the First Time | National Geographic

Does this creature look spooky or what?

Ghost shark, indeed! A pretty accurate description if you ask me.

Glad I got to see one.

Hope we don’t kill them off.

Peace

 

ej58419e43Fogdome (!), caught by the mysterious Hannah, who is one of the BBC’s Weather Watchers, while she was out walking her woofer in Denbighshire, north east Wales.

“I just couldn’t believe how perfectly dome shaped it was. After about 10 minutes it started to flatten and looked like low lying cloud along the fields but over quite a big area, it was huge”

 


Met Office and BBC Weather Centre Forecaster John West shares with us his thoughts on what could be causing this effect.
“This is a very unusual phenomenon, but the most likely explanation is that the “fog dome” has been caused by a source of heat close to the ground, possibly an agricultural building or a relatively warm pool of water. As the fog has formed in the valley this heat source has forced the fog to lift away from the ground into a dome as warmer air rises; like a hot air balloon.”
www.bbc.co.uk…

via gortex
Just super!
Peace

qv58345ef3This fabulous photo of a rare (hey, I had never even heard of one) fog bow or white rainbow was captured by Melvin Nicholson while  the lad was out walking on Rannoch Moor in the west of Scotland.

Love that lonely tree that Melvin got to pose in just the right spot.

Peace

 

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Things to see on Mars: “go home, Erosion, you’re drunk!”

— Charles W Shults III

Indeed!

Ha!

I am just glad we are starting to see some good stuff again.

Makes sense there would be more goodies ‘round the edges, eh?

Gotta get this image number…

Peace.

RARE! Roy P Mackal Interview 1984

A RARE BBC 4 Radio interview with Mokele-mbembe investigators, Roy P. Mackal and Marcellin Agnagna. This is an absolute must hear! Video editing by Wondershare Filmora
Music tracks: Freesound.org/Klankbeeld/Ghana Funeral & News Theme
NOTE: I do not own the copyright to this audio tape. It is presented here under Fair Use provisions for entertainment purposes only.

Roy Mackal was one of the pioneers and his type is on the uncommon side.

We owe this guy a lot.

Peace.

Bill Gibbons Interview on Mokele-mbembe – Coast To Coast AM

Enjoy this interview I gave to Richard Syrett about Mokele-mbembe, dragons, living pterosaurs and giant spiders. I have added lots of public domain images.

Enjoy! Share! And please subscribe. Thanks!

This guy is really most likable and presents himself very well. I would love to be on one of his trips!

Can you imagine?!

Madonne!

It would be the mother of all dreams come true! Ha!

Peace

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54 – Alleged dead specimen of Colorado River dinosaur. Copyright holder unknown.
Image source, the wonderful BioFortean Review.
More later, I hope. It is one of my top five things of all time to do if at all possible.
I would love to see these things and the other varieties that hang out around those parts.
Yes, there are other varieties.
Isn’t that, like, excellent?
Fliers, too, eh!
He swoons.
Wanna go so bad and just hang till I see one!
Ah, dreams.
Peace.

Stumbled across this fellow on a mission to listen to Ken Gerhard on Coast to Coast via Cryptomundo and YouTube because I figured that was the reason Ken had to cancel the Arcane Radio show he was scheduled for. The first hour was this Doctor fella hawking his jaw-droppingly expensive supplements claimed to cure what really ails you.

I havent found anything negative yet and what he was saying made a lot of sense to me, having heard much before about getting rid of gluten and seems legit. I’m gonna run it by my doc, she’s pretty hip to the hype.

In any case, these two lists I can agree with so I present them here for your review.

Dr. Wallach’s Ten Bad Foods (and Good Foods)

Critical Health News

Ten Bad Foods

Ten Bad Foods

Below are recommendations from Dr. Joel Wallach that everybody should limit or ELIMINATE from their diet.

  1. Wheat
  2. Barley
  3. Rye
  4. Oats, Oatmeal – even if it says that it’s gluten free.
  5. Fried Food – nothing fried! You should boil, broil or bake and never more than medium rare for red meat.
  6. Oils – Oils oxidize when they come into contact with the air (become rancid). Since almost all oil is continually exposed to some air from the time it is produced, the process of oxidation has begun in even the freshest oil. These oxidized oils cause inflammation and cell damage. (Youngevity’s essential oils are injected into the gel caps surrounded by nitrogen to prevent oxidation.)
  7. Well done red meat (IE No burned fats) – (rare or medium-rare is ok!) If you grill your food, try to have something between the food and the fire (like aluminium foil) so the juice doesn’t drip onto the flame and deposit dangerous things on the meat.
  8. Any nitrates added to meat – (ie: deli meats) tell your butcher NO NITRATES or NITRITES!
  9. No carbonated drinks of any kind within one hour before, during or one hour after meals.
  10. Skin of a baked potato (or yam, or sweet potato). If you boil a potato, you can eat the skins.

Ten Bad Foods

Good Foods

Dr. Joel Wallach is an EXPERT in medical nutrition and recommends the Good Food/Bad Food list to everyone.There are exceptions for diabetics regarding fruit/sugar. You must clean up your diet for good health and to absorb nutrients.

As a bonus, here are the foods that are GOOD for you, as recommended by Dr. Joel Wallach and Dr. Peter Glidden:

Proteins

  • Eggs
    TO COOK EGGS YOU MAY:

    • Poach; This is his number one choice because the water never reaches a temperature greater than 212 degrees.
    • Scramble with butter over very low heat and only until they are just setting up. If you can hear them cooking it’s too hot.
    • Soft boil with the yolk still runny. Some call them “2 minute eggs”. (Hard-boiled egg yolks with a greenish coating have had their cholesterol degraded.)
    • Raw Eggs are good BUT you must increase your Biotin.
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Beef—rare/medium rare
  • Mixed, Salted Nuts—no peanuts
  • Beans

Grain Carbohydrates

Any carbohydrate (except oatmeal) that is “Gluten Free” is OK.

  • Rice
  • Millet
  • Pure Buckwheat (Isn’t wheat).
  • Couscous (made from pearl millet only).
  • Quinoa
  • Corn (GMO Free)

Vegetables & Fruits

  • Veggies
  • Fruit

Dairy

  • Dairy

Oils Fats and Sugars

  • Salt – Salt your food to taste. To properly digest your food you need stomach acid and salt helps in the creation of stomach acid.
  • Nut Butters—no extra sugar
  • Lard (yes, lard!)
  • Use Butter – Margarine is simply oil in a solid state. If you cook with butter, make sure the heat is low enough that the butter doesn’t turn brown in the pan.

Beverages

  • 4-8, 8oz glasses of filtered water each day. Avoid soft plastic bottles.
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Green tea
  • Red wine

ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)

20,000 ORAC points of anti-oxidants daily.

Foods high in ORAC – Blue berries, cinnamon, walnuts, curry, dark skinned fruits, unprocessed cocoa powder, acai berry, green tea, red wine (research for more foods high in ORAC).

Phytates

A note of caution to those using Youngevity products.

Phytates bind to minerals in the Beyond Tangy Tangerine, Plant Derived minerals, and other Youngevity products containing minerals. The phytates interfere with the absorption of minerals and wastes them. If you eat phytates, take your minerals at least two hours before, or two hours after you consume the phytates.

Examples of phytates:

Nuts, seeds, rice, beans, spinach, peas, lentils, legumes. Do an internet search to find more foods that contain phytates.

Yes, it eem legit.

I am not able to comment on his supplements, though. They are fabulously expensive and that makes me pause. Be careful out there.
Peace

I see this everyday in my caregiver mission.

I have noticed more than a couple of the listed things affecting me.

But I am not planning on being around much longer.

So for you readers here is a post that was on Walgreens and the Alzheimer Association’s list of warning signs was there.

Many people fear that normal age-related mental changes like forgotten words or misplaced keys are early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

But ongoing issues with memory or problem-solving that disrupt your daily life can be an indication of a larger problem.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. 1 Although more common in people 60 years of age or older, the number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years after age 65.1 Alzheimer’s occurs when abnormal deposits of proteins form throughout the brain, primarily in the parts that store memories.2 These protein deposits interfere with your brain’s ability to transmit information, and can cause neurons, specialized nerve cells, to die. Damage to the brain may begin at least a decade before memory loss becomes evident.2

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Watch for  the Alzheimer’s Association’s 10 early signs and symptoms in yourself or someone you know:

  1. Memory loss.  Forgetting important dates or events, repeatedly asking for the same information, or increasingly relying on notes or others to remember information you used to be able to retain.
  2. Challenges in problem-solving or planning.  Finding new difficulties in working with numbers, such as following a familiar recipe or keeping track of bills.
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. Daily tasks such as driving to a familiar location or remembering how to play a favorite game.
  4. Losing track of dates, seasons and time.
  5. Difficulty understanding spatial relationships. Newfound problems reading or judging distances when driving.
  6. Difficulty using words.  Having trouble joining or following a conversation
  7. Misplacing items. Losing the ability to retrace steps in order to find them.
  8. Impaired judgement. Giving large sums of money to telemarketers or strangers, or paying less attention to grooming or hygiene.
  9. Withdrawing from work, family or society. Facing trouble keeping up with their sports team or participating in a favorite hobby.
  10. Mood swings and personality changes. Easily becoming confused or suspicious, fearful or anxious, and getting easily upset.

If you notice the symptoms last for a period of time and disrupt daily life, don’t ignore them. Get checked—early detection matters.

By Nancy Kupka PhD, RN

Nancy Kupka is a Manager of Clinical Programs and Quality at Walgreens and accepts the fact that she is always losing her keys.

Sources

1.     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Aging. Alzheimers Disease.  http://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm (accessed 7/18/16)

2.     National Institute on Aging. Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center.  About Alzheimer’s Disease:  Alzheimer’s Basics. https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/topics/alzheimers-basics(accessed 9/25/16)

3.     The Alzheimer’s Association. 10 Early Symptoms and Signs of Alzheimers. http://www.alz.org/10-signs-symptoms-alzheimers-dementia.asp (accessed 7/18/16)

And there you have it.

It is frightening and it will very likely kill us all.

I first found this fellow a few years ago at a small site devoted  to this exceptional photo and had a few pages discussing bits of it and related info about the place and such. I became seriously enamored of the whole episode as this is obviously not a Bigfoot and yet there it is waiting for us to twig it.

Lately there have been dogman stories popping up all over the place and that finally slurged this awesome beast from the bile-filled crannies of my mind. And it is just as wonderful as ever. The original site is gone but Lon posted this a few yarn ago and the first page of the site is now below. This is good as we do not want to let this being fade into obscurity.

Okay, here it is.

Monday, August 22, 2011

What was the Beast of Seven Chutes?

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On June 1, 2005, a photo was taken of an unidentified species standing beside a waterfall in the Parc des Sept Chutes in Quebec, Canada. Amazingly, the creature appears to be holding something and is staring at the photographer, who doesn’t notice it. This creature does not match the typical descriptions of the legendary Bigfoot, which is usually described a being a massive creature that resembles a human, having a conical head and a human-looking flat face. As well, the Bigfoot is not usually described as being aggressive.

The creature in the photo has several unique physical attributes that differentiates it from typical Bigfoot sightings. The creature is erect, standing on two legs and appears to be between 5-6 feet tall. It has an elongated snout that appears dog-like as well as silver hair on its head reaching to it’s shoulders. The creature’s body is black and the left arm is visible bent at the elbow. Quite remarkably, the creature looks to be holding a white dog.

Based on the red area that looks like blood on the creatures head, it may have been feeding on the dog. The creature has a triangular shaped head and, unlike most Bigfoot who retreat when seen, this creature is holding his ground and staring aggressively and directly at the photographer.

In August 2008, David Claerr wrote an article comparing the Beast of Seven Chutes and Dogman of Michigan:

In the forests of Northern Wisconsin, Michigan and East Central Canada, between about 42 to 48 degrees of Latitude, there have been a resurgence of reports of a large, bipedal carnivore, within the past several years. There is a notable resemblance in the descriptions to a being in the lore of native tribes: the Windigo, a tall, ferocious creature with a wolf-like head on the body of a man or bear. It also fits the descriptions from European legends of the werewolf.

The cryptic creature is reported to have unique characteristics that differ from the appearance of a Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Generally smaller and less stocky than a Sasquatch, it is said to be closer to the height of an average man, and the arms and legs are similar in proportion to the human. The hands or fore-paws are said to have long curving, sharp claws. The feet, judged by footprints, are said to be elongated somewhat like the human, but the toes are shorter and configured more like a canine. But the most striking feature, according to the accounts, is the elongated muzzle with large protruding canines and pointed incisors.

Accounts of sightings of the creature are often in conjunction with a fresh kill, usually a deer. Its demeanor is hostile and aggressive, according to reports. The non-human expression is said to be malevolent, and the glaring eyes and snarling grimace are said to provoke a deep sense of dread. The accompanying illustrations by the author are based on purported eyewitness accounts and a detail from a photo taken in a park near, Quebec Canada. “Seven Chutes” refers to the cataracts or waterfalls in the park, which is known by the the French name “Parc de Sept Chutes”. In a small area of the larger, complete picture of a waterfall, a strange figure is facing the camera and looking up through the foliage on the embankment. Amazingly, it appears to be cradling a white poodle in its arms.

The hand-drawn digital illustrations by the author were derived by a visual study of an enlarged detail of the figure. Sophisticated filtering effects were employed to isolate color groups and enhance details of the structure and textural patterns. A compensation for motion-blur was added. The resulting rectified image, which revealed surprising detail, was used as a visual comparison for the illustrations. (To see the original unaltered picture and more information, refer to the link in the Resources section below.)

The crown of the creature’s head has an irregular red coloration that has the appearance of a stain, perhaps blood. The rest of the hair or fur, which follows coherent patterns, is in shades of grey to white, darker at the base and lighter toward the tips. The head has a moderately long mane that appears to obscure the ears. The coat of hair on the arms, legs and body is somewhat uniform and comprised of stiff bristles about an inch and a half long, judging from proportions. The lower legs and feet in the image are obscured, so the illustrated configuration of them is conjectural. The “dog” it appears to hold is less distinct since it has more of a motion-blur, but still looks more like a dog than any other object or animal.

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From studying the apparent bone structure, musculature, posture and hair-growth patterns it is a reasonable hypothesis that the creature, if real, would have characteristics most in common with the primate branch that includes macaques and baboons. Since the environment in the reports is the colder mid-northern regions, an analogous primate could be the Snow Monkeys (macaques) of Japan, which have a seasonal growth of hair that allows them to survive temperature extremes. Related primates, like baboons, also have enormous canine teeth and a head that can appear very dog- or wolf-like. The hind legs and feet of a baboon are also somewhat dog-like in appearance and function. These conjectures are worth considering if a bipedal, primarily carnivorous primate is postulated. Of course, most primates are omnivores or herbivores, but that does not preclude the possible existence of a carnivorous primate. An analogy to that premise would be the carnivorous marsupial “wolves” and “lions” formerly inhabiting Tasmania.
Reports of this type of cryptic biped in the Americas go back centuries before the arrival of Europeans. There have been sporadic reports since the days of New World settlements of this and perhaps related creatures by well known explorers and historical figures. Whether the phenomenon is real or imaginary, a greater understanding of this and other mysteries can be gained only through scientific investigation and comprehensive field research.

 

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The person who took the photo lives in Quebec, about 15 minutes from where the photo was taken. He speaks French and works as a driver for a construction company and wishes to remain anonymous.

He was sightseeing alone at the Parc des Sept Chutes which is near Saint-Georges de Beauce, Quebec, it was about 90 degrees that day. He did not notice the subject or anything out of the ordinary while he was walking around the park taking pictures. The date was Wed. June 1st 2005 there were no other park visitors around. He took 76 photos (all at medium resolution) of various park features, he also recorded 4 videos. (The videos are available for anyone who wants to view them.) The camera was a Canon A70. He was looking through the photos at home that same day and was surprised to see the subject/creature standing in the woods looking up at him. The photo was number 32 in the set. He has since been back to this area 3 times and taken photos and videos on each occasion. He was back on Monday July 4th and was spooked when he heard something walking in the woods 20-30 feet away from him. He stated that he probably will not be going back there alone. In some of the later photos he took he had his girlfriend stand where the subject was and he stood where he initially was and took photos to get a sense of size and scale. – haveyouseenthiscreature.com

NOTE: was this a small Bigfoot or a large baboon? Any other thoughts on the identity? Or was this simply a hoax? Lon
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You know what?

I am glad that there are dogmen!

As long as they don’t get … hungry.

Very cool.

Exciting news!
This is turning me on.
This sort of thing will snowball the longer we look.
As I noted on top of the Kikots page, a planet has been found that is close and very similar to here.

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A new earth has been found at a neighborly star. I like that. A nice-looking artist’s impression is above.

So earlier I see this thread on ATS reporting the reporting of a considered conclusion that this place is a lot like here.

It’s only four light years away.

Here is the OP of the thread (Sorry ATS, but hardly anybody clicks things around here. You’ll see.)

Proxima B ‘may have oceans’, says French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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Hi, there!
We all know the potentially Earth-like Planet that was found in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our neighbour sun, in August this year, Proxima B
So, looks like scientists are as interested as we are on this guy.

A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an “ocean planet” similar to Earth.

The planet orbits within a “temperate” zone from its host star Proxima Centauri, some four light years from us.

“Contrary to what one might expect, such proximity does not necessarily mean that Proxima b’s surface is too hot” for water to exist in liquid form, said a CNRS statement.

Ok, it’s just a “may be”, but if they’re dropping these infos, it must be something!

Proxima Centauri is smaller and 1,000 times weaker than our Sun, which means Proxima b is at exactly the right distance for conditions to be potentially habitable

“The planet may very well host liquid water on its surface, and therefore also some forms of life,” the statement said.

They dropped a few numbers and calculations, that you can all check in Here, but this got my attention.

“In this case, Proxima b would be covered by a single, liquid ocean 200 km deep,” said the CNRS.

“In both cases, a thin, gassy atmosphere could surround the planet, like on Earth, rendering Proxima b potentially habitable,” it concluded.

Source

Oceans.
Atmosphere.
Say no more!
This feels good. This is exactly the sort of stuff I need to make it through.
“Cap’n, there be whales here!”
Peace

otzi

This is Ötzi. Handsome lad from 5,000 years ago, delivered by the ice.

He was discovered 25 years ago this month.

As gortex
Knight of Ni
Member reminds us all, me and now you, in 25th Anniversary of Ötzi “The Ice Man” discovery:

25 years ago this month Ötzi was discovered in the Ötztal Alps , the ice in which he was entombed delivered his body to the surface to be discovered by Helmut and Erika Simon who were walking the Alpine paths , Ötzi was a gift to mankind and is the oldest natural mummy in the world.

Ötzi has provided me with 25 years of wonder , the mystery of the Ice Man has slowly been uncovered over the years to give us a glimpse into the life and death of a Neolithic hunter , his tools and clothing were also found giving us a unique insight into the technology of his world.

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I love the Otzi story; so much knowledge of the past from one small guy. Look at the tattoos? They tell the story of him being in a community and lying down whilst the resident tattooist inked him with the hypothetically meridian points of acupuncture. They’d have done the small talk thing we all do when we get hair cut or sit in the dentists. The scene would have been alive with the sounds of others in the group/tribe and the region would have been alive with wildlife. There was probably a smell of smoke as a fire burned and maybe people were chatting in the background or humming to themselves.

There’s a great Radiolab show about him you’ll enjoy – An Ice-Cold Case.

Botanist Jim Dickson, graphic artist Aaron Birk, and Albert Zinc, head of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, describe how scientific advances and modern forensic breakthroughs have uncovered an ancient tale of violence and humanity.
He was like an SAS soldier at a time when most people were hard as nails to survive. From his stomach contents to the defence wounds to the wiry musculature – times were very tough and lean too.

So cool.

In Focus: Ötzi “The Ice Man” (2016: 25th Anniversary)

Welcome to In Focus. In this series we take a closer look at particular sites, finds and objects from the world of Archaeology.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ötzi’s discovery…

 

They have done work on the lads acoustics as well… See This is what Ötzi the Iceman sounded like. Pretty creepy, tbh.

Ecco la voce di Ötzi, ricostruita dagli studiosi di Bolzano

Era questa la voce di Ötzi o, almeno, una approssimazione di come dovevano suonare le sue vocali, le cinque dell’alfabeto italiano. Una ricostruzione possibile grazie al lavoro dei ricercatori di foniatria dell’ospedale San Maurizio di Bolzano, coordinato dal dottor Francesco Avanzini e dal primario del reparto di Otorinolaringoiatria Rolando Füstös. La scansione del condotto vocale della mummia del Similaun, ritrovata nel 1991 intrappolata nel ghiaccio al confine tra Sudtirolo e Austria, ha dunque permesso di ipotizzarere quale dovesse essere la voce di quest’uomo, vissuto 5.300 anni fa. Il risultato della ricerca è stato presentato al Meeting Eurac di settembre proprio a Bolzano, dedicato allo studio delle mummie e, in particolare, di Ötzi, in occasione dei 25 anni dalla sua scoperta

(a cura di Matteo Marini)

What a voice!

That would sound so very strange.

I remember when they found him. It was exciting!

cPeace