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"easter island" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
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"easter island" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Snowflakes mixed in. In the coalition of zone, come on in. Now to the remote Easter Island famous for its massive stone statues carved many centuries ago. Now, archeologists are excited about a brand new find. ABC's janae Norman has more. A first look at a stunning discovery on Easter Island. One of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, a new moai, a large stone statue carved from volcanic rock, was discovered this week, marking an archeological milestone. There have been no moi that are found in the dry bed or in what was previously a Lake. So this is a first. For the rapa Nui people, it's very, very important, the Kubernetes one because it's in here in the Lake. And nobody knows more than 2000 miles west of Chile, the moai found after the Lake Ronald raku dried up over the last two years, possibly a result of climate change. The discovery leaving experts wondering what else may be hiding in the now dry Lake bed. Under the present dry conditions, we have an unusual opportunity to look a little closer. The moai are what brought fame to Easter Island and have deep significance to the indigenous rapa Nui people. They represent the deified ancestors of today's islanders. They're part of a Polynesian tradition of honoring your ancestors. These iconic statues were carved 8 centuries ago by the native islanders, and while the total number is not known more than 961 have been cataloged so far. ABC's janae Norman reporting. There's a new record for most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction and now belongs to a 1908 Harley-Davidson strap tank which went for $935,000 last month. It was discovered back in 1941 in Wisconsin. That eventually led to a collector from Indiana restoring the bike. There's a new way
"easter island" Discussed on Giant Bombcast
"The fun stuff going on. My attention, man. I can't look at two places at once. Is it always the chibi characters or do they ever become like the Final Fantasy 7 remake characters or whatever? So they're always chibi, but just like in a karaoke video, sometimes the background video. Okay. There we go. I get it now. So they're just popping off in the background. That's the distracting part. That sounds very distracting. But you kind of want that stuff too. That's like, oh yeah, now it's time to get hyped during the scene. Or whatever. I don't know how to say Muhammad, but yeah, you're going to some of them, and I want that popping off right when everything crescendos, I would love that. They also got Final Fantasy 14 stuff in it. Stuff in it. So for all you pervs out there, you get your music with each tola and whatever the other names are. So there you go. Also, Final Fantasy 11. This has too much music in it, I think. All right, something that came out recently that grub you and I have been checking out, and you checked out on UPF, was the Game Boy and GBA stuff on the Nintendo Switch on the line. Yeah, that's it was a fun announcement during the Nintendo direct last week. It launched later that day. And I got on there with like, you know, it's Game Boy Game Boy Advance, those Nintendo should be able to do some pretty decent emulators for that. They nailed it. They basically got everything exactly right. It's super accurate people have been breaking it outbreak and now that emulator running tests on it. And there's a couple of test roms you can run and they can say, well, how accurate is this emulator? And there's only a handful that pass all the tests in this battery of tests. And this past all of them. So it's like, okay, so it's like this super accurate emulator out of I think that's the Game Boy Advance one, specifically. But both are very well done. And yeah, it's great to go on there and just play some of those games. I think they work really well on the switch. I think Game Boy Advance games, especially look really good on the oled screen that the colors just pop off, it's great. It's really nice. And then the online multiplayer being able to just hop on hop on and I played some Tetris with Mike online. That was really cool too. It's just really awesome that they're doing this and they're doing Game Boy and Game Boy Advance at the same time. So we don't have to wait hoping they'll do Game Boy Advance one day. We got both and now we can find for certain games to come along. But we already know there's a handful coming for each like golden sun and the oracles Oracle games for Game Boy and Game Boy color. So yeah, it's pretty cool stuff. What have you been spending your time with? I'm curious. So I really have a high reverence for the wario land games. And I'm kind of bummed that we only got one of them. I would have really liked the three, right? Or one. Wario land three. Yes, we got one in three. Yes, the third one I should say, yes. The warrior games on the GBA are also absolutely fantastic. I hope we get those. And I think my brain chemistry is messed up because here's a little guilty secret everyone. I don't think I've ever finished a mainline Mario game outside of a 3D one, but I've finished all of the wario ones. Because I tried wario first because I thought wario was cooler and I was right. He likes garlic and I love garlic. Garlic and gold just like Jan. That's true. So I completely steamed rolled through wario land three. If you like wario land, we gotta do pizza tower then. I'm sorry. I didn't know you were this hot on wario stuff. You gotta see pizza tower. The wario wears stuff. I love just because of the mini games. Pete's tower's not actually. I'm a spoke when we talked about this. It's wario land meets Tony Hawk, not wario ware. It is a wario land game. It is like, if you do all of wario's moves from wario land one and two, but then you could combo them and then run up the wall and grind and slide. It's that. It's incredible. You got to see it. But yeah, go on about the wario games and all that. Oh, I just loved wario land three and I hope and pray that we get one, two, and then the other GBA titles, because the GPA wario games got really weird, like they had a time mechanic where it's a rush all the way back to the beginning of the level. It got real crazy. Yeah, that's weird. I forgot about that. I like the idea of wario land three, where wario is a bad guy. So he can't get killed by other bad guys. That would be stupid, stupid. So instead, when you run into like a fire enemy, you don't die, you just, you're set on fire, you know, you can solve puzzles using that fire that is on your body. That's a cool idea. I like that, but also I really like the platforming game that was wario land one too. Where I went as well. Wario is basically Nintendo's Wolverine. Invincible. Exactly. Squat, fat ass, and everything. We all know that Logan has a fat dumpy. He's broken up all cyclops as his relationships as well. So yeah. I think the game that I'm actually going to go back to, just for nostalgia, purposes, and that's it. I don't plan on finishing the game, but I don't think there's a Mario game I played more than Super Mario land two. 6 golden coins for whatever reason. Like I've played who knows how much time I've racked up with that one, but like that, I've not seen that in probably 25 years. So I just want to play that game where you're just like, oh, I wonder what I want to, you know, I wonder what this evokes. And I wonder what I go back to, right? That's going to be fun. There's something about that game that really clicked with me. I think it was the first one was sort of janky, right? Yeah, the first problem the first one is they really just could not get the physics system down. So wario was like this like analog movie piece on the screen and it never felt anywhere close to right. They got a lot better with that with land two. Was that the one with all the, it looked like Easter Island statues. He was like jumping over or something like that. Yeah, I think so and like he can fly in a plane and stuff and he could do, yeah, I think that's right. Yeah. So I definitely finished Mario land two probably three or four times back in the day. That's fun. It runs great on the Game Boy game should, but it's like the ambulation is really good and the music all holds up and it's a good way to play that game because if you are just diving in for nostalgia, the rewind features built right in, you just hold L and R and you could rewind and fix your mistakes without having to be like, oh, I'm going to punish myself and go back to the beginning. Now it's just an easy breezy time.
The Tech Guy
"easter island" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"We're going to get Micah in the helmet. So I'm going to run, I can't keep talking because we've got work to do. I got to get you in the big studio and walk in the plank. Let's see. I'm going to okay, some routing is coming. I'm going to go with you. Is it possible to bring this closer to my eyes so I don't see out of here? No. In fact, they have a little rubber that you can put on it for that. Oh, these are a lot heavier. Are they? Yeah. They got cameras interesting. All right, now you're in a room. Not yet. Okay, let me now I am. Yeah, yeah. Wow. I'm in the elevator. Oh, you're in the elevator. Yeah. Okay. What is the Easter Island head? Yeah, yeah. Okay, and the butterflies floating around. On your right is a bell. Yeah, oh, don't touch the ball. That means you'll get in Santa's sleigh. Okay. I should have known. There's a plank hero academy sky brush and ground. All right. And then there's a nice car that says toasty. Are we at chrome casting? Okay, let me here's how you get the chromecast. Menu? Yeah, on this one. Okay, Oculus. Yeah, there you go. And there's a little, I don't have to say much. Yeah, it looks exactly the same. So I should be good to go here. All right, settings. And because I can't see it on here. Can you hear me? Yes, I can hear you. Okay, now I can hear you. How do I do it on here? Because I am not seeing it. What are you trying to do? Still trying to cast it to the chromecast. Oh, so you press the settings button. You're still in the plank room, but you get settings. And then there's a weird, it's a weird icon. Is it the sharing icon? No. No. It's a funny looking icon. You can't tell it's a cast icon. Just hover over each one. It tells you what they are. Is it in the quick settings? Yeah, it's in quick settings. Okay. Reset
"easter island" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"You a faggot too and pour me a drink. I'm like, that's not gonna happen. No, goddamn way. Can you imagine cognitive strolls in? Shut up homo. Here you go. No. I'll arrest him, right? So he calls the cops and she won't leave, she's screaming. And I'm sitting there and I'm getting tense. And I'm worried. I'm like, fuck, this cop's going to show up. He's going to take her side. I couldn't have been more wrong because I didn't know that cops and bartenders in New Orleans. They all know each other. Because it's their life's blood, right? Is the hospitality business? They all know each other. They go to each other's barbecues and kids birthdays. The door opens and this Andy Griffith circa Andy Griffith TV show. On steroids, pokes his giant Easter island head in. Looks at the bartender and he goes, hey, Ron, what's the problem? Hey everybody. How y'all? Having a good time, like a jaunty walk. Like this indestructible suave hulk, right? Greets everyone in the bar, except the crazy lady, right? And finally goes all this, this one, this one here, that's the problem. Is this the problem? Like she's a wild animal, right? And Ron goes, yeah, that's her. If you could, that'd be great, gar. And he goes, all right, y'all, all right y'all have fun. You'll have a couple more drinks. I'll see you at home. See all that. All right. Okay, young lady, does the small the back, right? The safe zone, like a little doci do, like here going on later, here we go, right? She turns and get your hands off me. Swings at him to rake his eyes. He catches her arm. Not looking at all. Just boom, still smiling. And get her in like a southern, comfortable arm bar of some kind. Like where we're doing like mixed martial arts, he got me in that, I'd be like, tap out, but I feel safe. This is nice. I'm going to sleep. Gets her in that armbar, and proceeds to give us tourist tips. While she fights him. Hey, y'all had beignets, delicious. Like a powdered donut live a lot of little more culture to it, too. Having a cabin demand, sugar, coffee, tell you what, tell you what. Hey, y'all, why are you from? Houston, that's a good town, man. All right, yeah. Hey, you had a too Faye? Means smothered. Delicious. Kansas, Casey translation, got sausage crawfish, shrimp, mmm. Hot rice is good. And she's fighting him the whole fucking time. And I go, you're a
The Health Quest Podcast
"easter island" Discussed on The Health Quest Podcast
"And I'll get into a discussion of these terms and explain to our listeners what they mean. But this is a totally new and previously not understood mechanism that regulates the metabolism of every living cell in your body. In fact, every living cell in every living organism. And so this is a new understanding of metabolism and health and the aging process. So that's a really big important story that has developed out of the drug rapamycin. So let me actually start with a little history of rapamycin. So people will know how this topic came about. In the 19 60s, a group of Canadian scientists traveled to Easter Island to look for sources of new antibiotic drugs and new antifungal drugs. And the reason they were going to Easter Island is that traditionally wild horses roamed the island that they were actually more horses than there were inhabitants on the island. And in areas where there are a lot of forces you generally find tetanus, the tetanus back Syria. And all the Easter islanders went barefoot. So the scientists were puzzled if all of these human individuals on Easter Island are going barefoot and they're in contact with tetanus, but they're not getting tetanus. Is there something there in the soil on that island that is preventing them from getting to this? So that was why the scientific expedition got organized. They took a lot of soil samples from different areas of the island back to the labs and they discovered that there's a compound that they named rapamycin that was actually produced by a strain of soil bacteria. And so it's a natural product that is produced by a bacteria found in the soil and they named a rapamycin because the indigenous cultures name for Easter Island is rapa Nui, so they name the drug rapamycin. So that's how this all got started and rapamycin was initially found to have some very powerful antifungal capabilities.
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"easter island" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"And that's basically what the body is. You need time to both cook dinner and then clean up. And so that's what the body does. And mTOR when it's turned on actually synthesizes protein, which is not a bad thing. It's a good thing. Like muscle. But if it's turned all the time, you can't activate this really essential process that we now know is so critical to longevity that we activate during starvation or calorie restriction, which is something called autophagy, which essentially means self cannibalism. Auto means self and fat G means to eat, like macrophages or some in a white blood cell that eats bad things. And so you want to eat yourself up, essentially, recycling. So you need both the construction crew and you need the recycling. And it's got to be in the right balance. So yes, we need to shut off mTOR or silence him to our lower mTOR. But not all the time. And so that's why we talk about having a 12 to 14 to 16 hour window between dinner and breakfast. That's really important. And you can decide when you want to do that. But yeah, I've got to be sure you don't need three hours before bed whenever you do. It's not going to work if you start eating it like 6 o'clock at night and then eat till midnight and go to bed and midnight. That's a bad idea. So you want to make sure you give yourself three hours before bed. But if you give yourself these periods of temporary starvation, like a 12 hour fast, 14, 16, it really activates this self cleaning process. It's like a self cleaning oven, right? And our bodies can do that. And you can also do it by doing a deeper clean, like a 24 or 36 hour fast once a week, or a three to 7 day fast. Once a quarter. So there's a lot of ways to do it, or they're fasting, mimicking diet, which is Walter Longo's work, which does the same thing. 800 calorie diet for 5 days, and you can do that once a month, or once a quarter. So there's a lot of ways to hack the system, ketogenic diets do the same thing. But the idea is you want to give your body a period of rest. So the people who say, well, don't eat protein, it's going to activate mTOR and mTOR activated. It's going to kill you and make you live shorter. It just doesn't take into account the whole picture. And so you have to look at all the data. Even the main study that people quote about this shows that if you're younger and you eat protein, it may not be good, but a lot of protein. But if you're older, if you don't, it's really bad. So even the people who are saying that we should be restricting protein, as you get older, there really is no debate that we need protein. In fact, as you get older, you need way more protein. Why? Because there's something called anabolic resistance, anabolic resistance means anabolic hormones and what steroids people take to kind of build up the bodybuilders. And about these two build up, right? There's an antibody. It's like yin and Yang. It's like, you know, the sun and the moon, it's like day and night. There's this balance in the universe, and we have the anabolic, which is build out, and we have a catabolic just to break down and clean up. So if you're always in antibiotics, that's bad. But anabolic resistance happens as you get older where your body is harder to make protein muscle. So you actually have to eat more protein as you get older. So that doesn't mean you have to be eating 24 ounce rib eye steaks every day. It just means you need to actually understand what your body is doing and measure it and see and pay attention to what happens to your body. Are you gaining muscle? Are you losing muscle? And then you can tell that I just look in the mirror or you can do these body composition tests and look at your muscle mass and your body fat mass and so forth. So science is so interesting about this, but it's like it's like everything in the universe, there's a balance. And so it's like we always want to shut off mTOR. And there may be hacks. Like I talked about in my book, this thing called rapamycin, which is essentially a compound that's really cool, drew. They found on rapa Nui, which is the Easter Island where they had this statues that they don't know how they got there, and it's like maybe it's aliens. This is a hell of nose, but basically they found this compound in the back one of the statues that they started studying and they kind of made it to any fungal. They called rapamycin like erythromycin. But then it didn't really work that well, and then they found it helps to remind the immune function so it's used in trans fat medicine, but they also found it actually silences mTOR. In fact, mTOR means, the mammalian target of rapamycin. So actually they name this particular pathway after meissen. And when you take rapamycin, it kind of silences mTOR. So now there's a lot of people who are in the longevity space taking it. I don't recommend it yet. They're actually studying, for example, rap a logs, which are things that mimic rapamycin without some of the side effects. Because it can have side effects. So I think it's going to be kind of smart about this, but the whole longevity research is fascinating. So they're kind of thinking about it as a think of it as starvation in a pill where you mimic starvation without actually starting I kind of like that. I think one central point that you made that's really important for anybody who's following along with a subject is that even something like exercise, that increases mTOR, but just acutely, and nobody says that exercise is bad, so to all of a sudden say that eating a lot of eating a higher protein diet to make sure that you don't have muscle mass loss, especially as you age, but even when you're younger, and you mentioned vegans, I used to be a vegan back in the day. I'm not a vegan now, but even still people who are not vegan and eat all sorts of different food, they can also be under eating on protein because they have a lot of refined carbohydrates and other things inside of their diet. And they're just not, they're not tactical about making sure that they get enough protein. And of course, the importance of strength training. So it's all a lot of layers to it, but it feels like through discussion and more people talking about it, we can all get a chance to benefit from the industry and experts
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"easter island" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"But when your muscles hurt without exercising because of a drug, it's because you're depleting the energy in the cell with a drug that blocks a key compound CoQ10 that is necessary to make energy. So and I can just go on all day about examples, but you get the idea. All right, Mark, we have a few more minutes here. Let's try to do a rapid fire. I don't know if that's possible, but metformin was in the news recently, and somebody here is asking about that because they're saying, what about metformin for longevity? Yes. And have you seen some of the new stuff that's there? Absolutely. In fact, yesterday, I was literally working on this part of my book around the effects of metformin. And again, earlier I talked about these nutrient sensing pathways that regulate our ability to actually build and grow new tissue and or to clean up and recycle and get old parts out. So you need both of those. You can either demolition crew in the construction crew, or metformin acts on one of these nutrient sensing pathways called AMPK. And it turns it on. Which helps improve blood sugar control, but has all these other effects of AMPK AMPK inhibits mTOR, which is good because it increases autophagy. So cellular cleanup, it activates sirtuins, which then improves DNA repair and inflammation, and so there's all these wonderful benefits of activating AMPK. And metformin does that. But is that the best way, the only way? Well, it's, again, looking for the silver bullet. I think there's a lot of ways to activate AMPK just by time restricted eating. For example, simple. And we should really pay attention to the science of actually how we can regulate these pathways without necessarily medication. Now that's not to say that there might not be a use for metformin that it might not be okay, but it actually has side effects. It's not completely side effect free. It's generally well tolerated. It's very cheap. There's all these new class of drugs also being developed called senolytics that help with the senescent cells to zombie cells. There's drugs called rap logs, which are imitating rapamycin in ancient compound found in rapa Nui on Easter Island that actually inhibits this pathway silence as mTOR, which allows your body to clean up all the garbage through this recycling process called autophagy. So there's all these ways to do this. But I think there's going to be drugs that are going to be part of the longevity suite of treatments. But I think the basic foundational stuff of lifestyle and the right supplements can get you probably 90% of the way there. Yeah. And when I was saying metformin was in the news, I haven't had a chance to drill down into this study, but headlines from CNN men's use of diabetic drug just before conception is linked to 40% increase in birth defects. Was on metformin, specifically. More birth defects taking the drug. What's that taking the drug? Taking the drug. Yeah, exactly. More birth defects taking the drug. So there's a lot that we don't know. Every prescription medication has to be sort of drilled into and is going to have real aspects. So we just need to look at that. And we have to look at also naturally when we're doing a lot of these studies that are there, the biggest, I actually wrote a newsletter on this. We'll link it to the show notes, but the biggest study showing compliance and results for diabetes, like the largest trial that was done. Publicly funded trial, not funded by the drug companies. It looked at metformin versus placebo versus people who just had like really strong coaching and were given lifestyle recommendations and exercise and like taught how to cook. And the group that did the best was the group that wasn't on anything at all. So you never really think about drug companies don't necessarily do trials against compared to what? Compared to when there's always great research around metformin and it's a big reason why it's a darling drug in the longevity industry. If you're including a lot of other lifestyle basics, you may not necessarily need it and you can hedge against the risk by not taking it. And here's the thing, drew, the people need to understand is that these pathways that these drugs act on are not drug receptor pathways..
WABE 90.1 FM
"easter island" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Not a reckless obsession with statues They found that there was no evidence for genocidal warfare and while there was a population crash on rapa Nui it was not in fact self inflicted People were carving statues and looked up and saw white sails on the horizon This is Terry hunt And the profound changes that would come with that visit Could be the end of statue making Early European written accounts describe rapa Nui as a destitute and impoverished place The James cook expedition of 1774 noted a small population of less than 900 people And even human bones on the surface But James cook wasn't the first European to visit rapa Nui What they're witnessing is the aftermath of the Spanish visit four years earlier And the aftermath of a European visit at that time would have been epidemic disease Smallpox swept through the population leaving a significant number of rapid noid dead The population bounced back some but in the 1800s whalers enslave traders began kidnapping rapa Nui people into slavery Dozens at first Then hundreds Peruvian and Spanish slave raiders abducted as much as half of the island's population Most were forced to work in guano mines in Peru guano or seabird excrement was a highly sought after field and crop fertilizer Harvesting it was really brutal work and unsafe About 90% of them died from disease and dysentery Finally under international pressure Peru agreed to repatriate the rapa Nui About a hundred were shipped back to the island but only a handful of them survived the trip And the ones that did make it back brought another smallpox epidemic with them This is the collapse that was misinterpreted from the early days of where were all the people well they're dying of disease that you introduced that you're not aware of And then there are people being taken away in slave trading during the 1800s And you can see how the story forms as a complete misinterpretation But this isn't where the story ends The people of rapa Nui are more than the tragedies of their past The moai and the ingenuity with which the ancestors of rapa Nui moved them are a great pride of the island the oil history survived colonialism and it's been passed down from generation to generation of rapa Nui people And that story is that the moai walked So the moai you're used to seeing stand upright lining the coast But before they ever got there they were carved in quarries several miles away There are others along a network of roads that never made it to the coast and these road my have a forward lean and because they have lower centers of gravity and a rounded front edge their carved in a way that when you rock them back and forth they move forward Terry and Carl published all this in a book and the National Geographic worked with them to prove their theory by walking a life size replica in their documentary the mystery of Easter Island After a whole day of failed attempts they made one final adjustment which was to have a third rope in the back with a team of volunteers holding them away upright from behind it With the ten people and back and more people on each side And two teams pulling from the left and the right sides They're ready to try one last time At least attention.
"easter island" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"You don't have to worry about the camera. Let's start working with film. We'll just use film itself. All right, so this is what I was discussing on the last show with that just have a film canister. That's right. Sitting there and at the end of the session, that would get it developed. And even though it was just sitting in the canister the whole time, and it would have stuff on it. It would have text on it. One of the attendees was Walter snicker. Was this German guy who I'll link to his description of what happened in the show notes. We also briefly mentioned, but ultimately, he developed the film. He put the film inside the box, the box was sealed. He was insistent that no one else touched this box. It was fresh film that he had purchased. When it was developed, it had this, first of all, the German poem on it, which was unusual, but it also had these indescribable glyphs on it. And he later on, obviously, it was like 13 years later, he was attending another seance. And this wax bowl appeared in the room. And the wax bowl had these same glyphs on it. He did some research. She ultimately found that this was linked back to a tablet known as the Santiago tablet, which was carved on Easter Island. Like all these very long distant connections to all this weirdness over such a long period of time. Such a massive gap in between. Discoveries as well. Just to keep it going. Just to keep it going and adding to this madness. But look, you know, I'm just trying to underline, though, that there's going to be a lot of arguments put forward about how this whole thing was trickery. But you've got the audio here. You've got eyewitness reports that are outsiders that are not necessarily inclined to lie about this. That are talking about their experiences. One of course is George del. Now George dazzle is, I think he's a counselor..
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Why Sardinia Is the Place to Live
"I saw a show the other day really interested me about the fountain of youth or how people, different people, and different parts of the world live longer. Why is that? And they really don't know scientists. They did find some chemical called rapamycin. It found in the soil on Easter Island of all places in the middle of the sea where Stonehenge's and that for some reason may have something to do with people living longer. They used it in mice and it extended the life of mice. It made their epigenetic clock the longer. I love the word epigenetic, but apparently the island of Sardinia. The island of Sardinia is the place to be if you want to live long. This city has murals all over town painted of their elderly patrons. I think anybody over 95 years old gets a mural. How cool is that? And they're really nice murals. A really nice artist does this or artists, but they get it done. I thought what a great thing to do. Having kids seen enough of LeBron James on buildings or the next marvel fucking superhero movie, why don't we let them see a beautiful grandma or a noble grandpa? I think that would go a long way. The town is called a villa Grande. It's a beach town. And now scientists are hanging out there. They've been doing this for 20 years. They have out of the 2000 people who live on this island 6 or 100 or older. That's extremely, extremely
Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"easter island" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Many people have been confused about the name. Easter island and have wondered whether the island has something to do with the holiday of easter. Is this where the easter bunny lives. When he's not hopping around the world delivering eggs. Let's find out.
Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"easter island" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
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The Best of Coast to Coast AM
"easter island" Discussed on The Best of Coast to Coast AM
"Country interesting take and If the key is here is israel will do anything to get us involved in taking out the the growing nuclear Power that will be iran. If it's not stop the centrifuges and all that yes. The crypto attacks on the part of israel shut those down for a while the attacks on the key nuclear researchers on the part of the massad. Shut that down for a while but not completely they got it. they've gotta take it out and They would they would like to have. Some help isn't an interesting how we basically lost around after the show was thrown out. The showers are fair-haired boy He wasn't boy scout by any means. I remember being in the sanctum sanctorum as headquarters on a number of times. I got to see the former deputy directors report on why we lost iran. And i'll never forget that lasts a sentence that last paragraph with reports classified report it and all the indicators that he was going down with their but we didn't follow them you know we. He was fair-haired boy but the last last sentence on that report was well We we we lost because we had the will not to believe. I'll never forget those words quote. We had the will not to believe that was in the actual report. Why we lost our what is project. Starman starman is a blanket term for a work that i have done and doing teamwork both in the military and outside the military matrix intelligence. They team looking looking at both Instances in the sky. I use instances because many of the so-called vehicles vehicles all of their plasma or something else but but particularly. It's come down to their the the knowledge that sasquatch is directly connected with so-called ufo phenomenon. I didn't say. Et because what the this agency. That's out there are not extraterrestrial. I'm not saying that. Extraterrestrials are not observing us because they are mostly with robots Because of the distances involved there are robots in in this neck of the woods on the moon and particularly mars the robots on mars are the ones that are creating the crop circles on on earth and those are et robots So to speak. And then the the The tic tac phenomenon and bigfoot are related to an underground seamount particularly in the pacific. The pu cows seem out about a hundred miles to the north north west northwest of easter island. There inside that seamount but when we wrote the remote view the actual technology which is very very interesting and we look for their owners. The owners are semi visible. They're they're they're inter dimensional entities and sas sas question and and big a related to to them when when the sasquatch downloads from a particular Object object like travis walton type of an option. That's where it's downloads there on the ground. They look like a gorilla. But when the up back upload again. They're they're they're very different. Do not look like a guerilla anymore. And so what we've done is use remote viewing to look at the protocols for content. What are there. What is that agency and by agency. I mean the in the past. You've heard me talk about the reo school. Event in nineteen ninety four outside of harare. Zimbabwe where the agency presented themselves to children. Well these these inter dimensional entities are purposely presenting these conundrums these flying saucers and you sasquatch jews. And things like that so that we can. They can develop them push the idea for human evolution for the consciousness tools so we've reached a point now where we we can see them. We know all about them. And now it's time For today a coffee clash and because they presented themselves as a as a control system of feedback control system a carrot and stick approach. Now that we've met the consciousness developmental we have the developmental tools consciousness wise to see who they are. Then we we. We looked at the idea using technical remote. Viewing what are their protocols for conduct. Not what we think. And we don't now we remove your is. We don't have to chase an event around. You know what was that what was where did they go that kind of thing. We can see where they where they will allow us to need them. And after that. Then i just have those two questions that i talked to you about before The first question is who you and the second question is who are we and take it from there. I do not know what will happen. Listen to more coast to coast. Am every weeknight at one am eastern and go to coast to coast. Am dot com for more switching. To gyco is a good idea especially when you consider everything first off geico makes it easy to switch. They have licensed agents available twenty four seven online or over the phone. 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Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"easter island" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"You also say in your book. Repeatedly love is life. And i just want you to talk a little bit about what that means to you okay. Let's see what i wrote in the book for love. We can look it up. There is no way to envision life without love nothing is more important. Love is scaring sharing and giving unconditionally. It is being thankful and paying attention to others. Love is owning it. And then for life i wrote. Life is existing growing creating an owning it. But the truth is that you have to make love to give lives right So love and life is so linked you love lives you wake up and you are grateful for lives you grateful for the sun new grateful for spring to arrive slow beautiful sunsets you know that is live but it's also love but they're so interchangeable. I love that. I have a question about this current climate because in your first book you talked about specifics gave about traveling and traveling with your children and i loved when you talked about traveling with. Your children was important because you were no longer sort of the parent you were experiencing spending together with them and you'd say so we're we're looking at this together but what has this sort of blanket. We've all been under of cova. Vid done to that. Part of your spirit is very funny. Because i'm born on new year's eve so new year's day last year. I did something i wanted to do. All my life is. I went to easter island. Which as far as you can go. It's five hours unapplied from chile. Who already so far. And i wonder long. I had the most wonderful time. Because i have traveled all my life. I packed every three days. Because i move every two days i go to the country i come back to see that and now because of the pandemic i have been here since last march other than the moments that my husband kidnaps made to go on the boat which has been nice but other than that i am here.
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"easter island" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"That come up with three five guidance or facts to real and one. Then i challenged by panelists got tell me which one is the three news items this week. No theme guys ready. Yep all right here. We go item number one a precinct level study in new york city. Is that the presence of adult entertainment. Establishments decreased sex crimes by thirteen percent with no effect on other types of crimes. I remember to an extensive study of historical population levels. In rapanui easter island finds that population levels were in steady decline prior to the arrival of europeans in seventeen twenty two and number three a prospective study of cognitively healthy people with an average age of eighty found that those with low levels of mental activity develop dementia on average by age eighty nine while those with a high level of mental activity developed dementia on average by age. Ninety four. a delay of five years. And i'll just say by mental activity. I mean things like doing puzzles in reading and things like that. I carry you go first this week. Okay so new. York city presence of adult entertainment establishes decreases sex crimes by thirteen percent. That's a lot with no effect on other types of crimes kind of doesn't make sense at first blush but also maybe if they're going air like if somebody who was already like started to feel a compulsion to commit sexual violence goes to a strip club and gets it out of their system although you can't go do like safe violence in a strip club. I don't know this one kind of sits funny for me. It's different than the studies. About computer generated child porn or something like that. Where could that be outlive for somebody who already has that. Predilection historical population levels of up. Nui were in steady decline prior to the arrival of europeans in seventeen twenty two literally. The only thing i know about easter island is that white people stole those statues and put them in their museums. That's the only thing i know so. I know that there was a colonial influence. I know that it was not great. But i have no idea. Why would they be in decline. Maybe the food was drying up or something and they intentionally left when you say. Population levels were at steady decline. You're not specifying Because of emigration or because of not saying wide all right. Yeah just that there were. There were fewer people. The the number of people with going down there could have been leaving. They could have been dying okay and a prospective study of cognitively healthy people average eighty those with low levels of mental activity built dementia on average. Nine there's high level develop dementia on average by ninety four. Okay so a five year delay. Okay i do know that in rehab settings and working in a neuro psych rehab setting also that one of the recommendations is to do stuff mentally when somebody is starting to show early signs so do crossword puzzles a read books like stay mentally active and i hope that this recommendation isn't based on no evidence and it's just like sounds good. Let's recommend it. So i'm going to say hopefully that that one is science the prospective reinforced. What we think which is that if you remain nimble mentally that it can have a protective effect against dementia. Especially because we're not specifically looking at vascular or alzheimer's like something where there's a pathology that it's kind of all types of dementia thrown in so the two that are bothering me are up nui and new york city. I could see both being true although the mechanism of the presence of adult entertainment establishments decreasing sex crimes by thirteen percent. So you're saying in the immediate vicinity of the adult entertainment establishment like within that jurisdiction or something within that you wouldn't have precinct that's okay okay. Those levels could already be very high depending on where they are. Gosh this is hard versus rapanui this the they were already in steady decline. It's probably going to be the opposite of what my gut tells me. But i'm just going to go with my gut and say that no the adult entertainment. Establishments did not decrease sex crimes. I'm gonna say it's the opposite. Dick scribes because i'm sure i think you're trying to get us and robin newey was not wait. What double negative myself again. One of these fiction fiction the fiction is that they were in the fiction. Is the sex crimes one. They did not decrease sex crimes thirteen percent. Okay god I'm of no health tough word yet at the first at first blush of the the dementia. When i was thinking that you know by the time you're eighty you're going to be. You know i think your path to dementias probably set and not much you can do about it. But chances are though if you're eighty and with low at low mental activity you've probably been that way for a while advice and vice versa. So i can go with that one i was. I was really wanted to say that that one was fiction because there was this seemed to obvious and easter island. I have no idea. I mean i. The location seems to me like a look. It wasn't the europeans they were on a downward spiral before they arrived. So i so. I see where that was going but i'll agree with karen. Say that the sex crimes one is fiction and devon. oh boy how Carry you did help. Because the one about the cognitive and healthy people in the age eighty versus eighty nine and ninety four. I think your analysis did help me there who determine that that one was science so yeah it comes down to the other two. It's basically flipping a coin at this point. Do i go with everyone or do. I break away okay. So here's the thing. Easter island one. So i think there's pretty well established patterns in which you know. The arrival of europeans to places helped with the decline of the indigenous populations of those places that. Why would this be exception to that. That's kind of like the only thing. I can't really square up whereas the one with new york city and the and the sex crimes thirteen percent like you said it could have been very high to begin with and you know thirteen percent drop. Maybe almost seems like a lot but maybe it really isn't a lot no effect on other types of sex crimes. That would be the trick there. I'll break. I'll say it's the easter island..
Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"easter island" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"You know it's just a theory is just something i've kind of been looking over the years and seeing the same kind of id's pope up is always the biggest Is lifted the corey. That's one that interests me is bowel back as one. Even easter riley's my ways. I'm finished the quarry. Potentially stonehenge is actually two quarries two types of stone nessa. So the there's something about that. I think the as one and the granite quarries really interesting to see. Some of the grant will came from elephants eyelid all of which is the same areas as obviously but says transported reward. Then take it up all this stuff. So i think there's more to it than just leaving it unfinished and maybe a pub for um that's still implies that global tradition it does and it's just a theory so yeah no. I think that's that's fascinating. Yeah but if it's if it's on easter island all these sites overplayed still you're still like whoever was doing. This is still got the idea. Like the corey is the is the mother you leave the biggest own there on purpose and that was happening all over the world. That's a it's still. Yeah that's a great example here at all of the i was trying to say like the perspective like it's we look at it from work side and a thing and we're like i. It looks finished but fluff from geodetic perspective this significance in some stuff. Yeah from perspectives. And that's i think we have an understanding perspective such important. It's just working. This is always this question whether it's something that's come up in this Today in today's This is the unfinished or is it the like that. You know a day is an artistic thing that the designers artists will design. Whatever you wanna call the actually like this is my this is my things must signature. I want to leave that bit flat and it's going to be puffy next to it. This is something. I want to continue the tradition of this particular line of initiate builders. You know that they only they do. You know it could be connected worldwide. That could be this tradition You know the people who are building stuff had secrets..
KFI AM 640
"easter island" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And Anaheim 59 of Redondo Beach, 59 in Fullerton and 57 in Van Nuys. We lead local live from the cave. I 24 hour news room. I'm Danny. Max. That's your ass, Tammy. Maybe he's a little Emma, too. It's always having such a lot of love. They know all right, not to. By am recording it Conway film and our next gas is a way had to people. On the show at least two people I don't even ask Angel or belly. Oh, that A huge fans of this guy's name is Charles, Phoenix, Charles Phoenix, and he's the king of retro. I and he's been sworn in. He's the king of retro for now. And he's a historian of Americana. Everything American and he is with us, Charles. How are you, sir? Good. Good evening. The most gracious. Good evening, Tim Conway. Can you hear me? Thank you. Yes, we can hear you loud and clear your local kid, right? You go from the inland empire, right? I grew up in Ontario, California on a used car lot. Yes, I did. Wow, that's kind of cool. Dad and mom sold used cars. Well, it was my dad's business, but I think my mother, but it in quite a bit, But, yeah, it was really fun. When I was a little kid. I used to go down there every Saturday and drive. No. I mean, pretend a classic car. I mean, you know, I mean, well, no, they weren't after them, but now they're classic. But that's what my dad would drive a different car home from work every night and the first question we would ask him when he walked in the door, Woz How many cars did you sell today on it would be an occasional zero But occasionally it would be 10. Wow, 10 in the day Yeah. 10 cars in a day. That's wild. So that was fun, But yeah, So, yeah, that was that was fantastic. And that was very, you know, it's kind of changed. I mean, form the shape of my brain in many ways as it's going to shopping malls. And Disneyland. Of course, right now, when did you get into collecting stuff? I've the all stuff Americana. Well, that's a good question. You know, it really kind of. Well, I discovered through shopping at the age of 14. I went to trap for show in the local community theater in my hometown of Ontario, California. And they said, You've got a part in the court. That was the show Oklahoma, they said. You've got a part in court. If you have a cowboy shirt, and I said, Well, I don't have a cowboy shirt when out of Western family, they said. That is not a problem March yourself right across the street to V right Boys Home thrift shop. When we're sure you will find the cowboy shirt. You need to be in the show, so I did. I walked in the door and I looked around, and I thought I'm gonna like it here, So not only did I find the cowboy shirt, I found an entire new wardrobe and that was really One of the cross over into the realm of well at that time. Basically, I discovered your shops. As you know, I didn't really know it. But I What? What was happening? They were like museum, The merchandise to me in schools of style and the perfect place for me to study the end develop our mass consumerism culture. So the love affair kind of begin then and I began collecting And it all kind of came to a screeching halt. Boom. One day when I was 30, I was in a thrift store, and I discovered a shoebox full of someone's old slides. Oh, wow trip across the United States 1957. So that was the turning point. Yeah, I bet you know. I love going to thrift shops and, you know, yard sales, But I'm one of those guys that dropped. I'm a drive by yard sale guy. I drive by and I eyeball it and see if all the good stuff's been picked, you know? Mm hmm. But you got to get there like it's 6 30 in the morning to get anything decent. Yeah, yeah. I mean, you have to kind of know how to read between the lines. In the case of you. It's driving by slowly and that if that does happen, but I did also get into the habit years later of going to a state sales. Yeah, I think I'm getting a call. I don't know how to stop my calls. So you could probably like, anyway. Who cares about you here? Um, it's somebody calling it about a classic car they have for sale. I'm still a classic car addict. I don't know what to do. But anyway, um we can't hear that. So unless you want it, Okay. I'm sorry. I ruined the whole show. Unless you want to. What happened? Oh, God, No. Are you kidding? I'd much rather talk to you. Now that be funny, though. If you just started, you know it all night long. I hold him in sex with me. I'll be two minutes right now. I would never do that to you Never, ever, ever. Ever What Charles Phoenix is with us. The king of retro. What is? I'm sure everyone asked about this. You know, I'm just sort of a lame talk show host anyway, so I'll ask you probably what everyone's asked you. What is the one item you bought in in a thrift store or the yard sale that's worth the most. Well, that's a good question I bought when I was the day before I moved to Los Angeles. When I was 19 years old. I bought a a very big mosaic made in 1957 of Easter Island, and it's all these little Venetian glass tiles and, like turquoise is and awkward. Don't have the volcano in it exploding and has all the Easter island heads and a Viking ship and sunshine and fish eating other fish and Easter island. So an Easter island mosaic from 1957 so that that was the P s to resist onto my entire What did you pay for it? I was like that. When I discovered other people don't fly. Then that really changed the course of my life. Before then, I have been a fashion designer. And during the time when I discovered that when I was 30, I was buying and selling classic cars. And so I've done I've done all kinds of things, but mainly for the last 20 years. I have one man live show on stage lots no longer onstage, want warm form, But anyway, But you know, I'm adapting Torto dizzle. No digital media and see him If I could just say I went to the I've been multiple Charles V neck shows, and they are the best. I went to a Christmas show one year and something that was so fun about that is he gives away a flocked Christmas tree. And as a Jew. That was the first time I even heard that term. I'd even know what flocking was until that day, So thank you, Mr Phoenix. Really? I've never heard him. Yeah, A lot of people don't know what Locking their flocked tree. Yeah, it's basically well. It's like fake. No, it's.
The Bio Report
Modulating a Gatekeeper of Cellular Metabolism to Treat a Range of Diseases
"Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. We're going to talk about navato r- its platform technology and the wide range of diseases that this has the potential to target. Perhaps we can start with and torque one and its role in cellular metabolism. What does it do so amtrak one is fascinating system. And it's something really that people should learn more about the impacts. Every cell their body explains a lot of how our bodies grow disease takes place in also where very important therapeutics may be coming from in the future but Amtrak one plays a really interesting function in the cell in that it serves the purpose of constantly surveying the availability of key components that the cell needs in order to carry out its work and so each celebrate body is constantly serving the local environment to see are there a sufficient supply of amino acids particularly the essential amino acids. The come in our diet is there. Unavailability of glucose or energy or oxygen are the local conditions right in terms of of a concentration of things like salts to all of these things are integrated. Torp one to let the cell do what needs to do when the conditions are right. It also takes input from growth factors. That are the sort of circulating factors in our body like insulin that tell the cell. How much of that to do. And so anytime it cells growing or any time. it's making a product. It needs permission if you owe from One to carry that out and it's a constantly carrying a playing that role and under conditions. Where you're a growing child or an embryo for example and you need to carry out a lot of synthesis. Things like proteins lipids nucleic acids in order to drive your your body to grow amtrak. One needs to be on in order to support that work as we get older. We need less of That ongoing production things and this is where the the control the daily control. I really becomes important and contribute to policy in the setting of some diseases. There's a second mta complex amtrak to what's the relationship between these two complexes. Yeah so so. They share of a couple of things. The main one is that they share an enzyme called tour which is also known as the target of rapamycin. Rapamycin is a small molecule. Rather large small molecule made by An organism that was discovered on easter island many years ago and found that this particular compound could suppress uplift ration- of certain types of cells under certain conditions and it turns out that the tour enzyme or target of rapamycin inside which carries out the process. Uplinked phosphate groups onto other proteins was actually what the rapamycin binding to and And so tour as kind. A certain enzyme is shared. By the two complexes it was much later that it was discovered that there are too complex is actually there may be more that incorporate this enzyme and so Torque one as a complex is determined when another protein called raptor binds to talk to 'em tour and forms a complex that the carries out the functions that i just mentioned amtrak to is is formed when it binds a protein called rector instead of raptor. I'm the case of amtrak. One for richard drives the formation of the complex to and Directs the activity of the tour kindness toward different substrates and talk one carries out that stuff i mentioned earlier about controlling the availability of integrating the availability of nutrients with the production of of things like lipids and proteins. Amtrak to had carries out much more pedestrian type of a role which is to participate in signaling pathways such as the insulin signaling pathway. But it has a very important role in supporting those pathways for example maintenance of site of skeletal functions insulin action self-liberation. And so if you disrupt mta to you'll have effects on those things whereas controlling torque one really gets about this business of of marrying the availability of nutrients in the need for new trance with the production of new materials by the self rapamycin been used for
Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are
"The statues on Easter Island are among the most mysterious objects made by humans. We still don't know how they were moved why they were placed particular sites around the island and why they were made in the first place. Now, researchers think they have at least some answers because a new analysis fines that the statues are located near sources of freshwater. The study appears in the Journal plus. It's believed that the residents of revenue the indigenous name for Easter Island began constructing these carvings in the thirteenth century the statues called Moai which sit upon stone platforms called who are the very definition of monumental, most way between twenty and thirty tonnes and of the thousand on the island about four hundred have been moved from the quarry where they originated and placed on all who located elsewhere. But those locations aren't necessarily everywhere there in some places and not others. And the questions that we started to ask ourselves was, why do we find these out who and why some places on the landscape but not others Carl, Lipo an anthropologist at Binghamton University in Central, New, York he says that most of these sculptures are found along the coast but some are inland and they're not necessarily in obvious places. For example, we don't find out WHO and statues located on the tops of hills places that we might expect to find them if. These things were symbolic representing ancestors where you wanted to show off to the world or the itself, the fruits of your creation these statue. So the statues are more than just towering talismans to be admired from afar indeed lippo and his colleagues noted that people spent most of their time living in working around these sites which made the researchers thing that the statues might be located near a valuable resource. So the question was what resource was water freshwater marine resources. Or Division places, which of those which combination of those best explained locations of who on the landscape and their statistical analyses pointed toward potable water, which Lippo says made sense every single time we found a big source of freshwater. There would be a statue in and out who emmy facilities over and over and over again in places where we didn't find freshwater, we didn't find statues and I hope now that doesn't mean that the sculpture served as markers like sign saying. Here. But rather that the community themselves were connected to those resources and thus their investment in statues was done around that resource because these locations had the resources that they needed survive. It seems that many of these massive sculptures are where they are for totally pragmatic reasons we'll build here because here is where we wanna be.
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Truck Crashes Into an Easter Island Statue
"This one of Easter island's world famous moai statues has been destroyed in an accident the man was arrested earlier this week after his truck crashed into one of the stone figures bad badly damaging it and the platform it was perched on local authorities think the accident was caused by brake failure that caused the truck with no one in it to roll
Travel with Rick Steves
"Thompson has been in examining oral histories the records of Captain Cook and the accomplishments of the Polynesian voyaging society. All to investigate what it can tell us about how we view the world. Today she pieces together the navigation puzzle of sailors and settlers in her book. See People Christina. Welcome thanks for having me. So when when we think of Polynesia talk about how big it is and what it has in common culturally so Polynesia is the area that is inside of this triangle we'll formed by Hawaii in the North New Zealand in the southwest and Easter Island in the southeast. It's an area of about ten million square miles and it smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and it happens that all the people who live on the islands in this area which is the island's that people have heard of like Tahiti or saw more or maybe the mark cases they all share a common cultural heritage. They all speak related languages and they have a similar genetic. Ming up no Christina. You say ten million square miles and originally they were not populated by human beings at all so somehow people had to get there and there was no communication. People didn't right. They didn't have metal tools. They didn't have navigational devices that I can imagine. Can you just kind of paint a picture to the best that we can. We're were there caravans of canoes just going out into the unknown C or how did these islands become populated originally well. I think one thing we don't know is how many canoes necessarily sailed together but basically the idea is that you know some thousands of years ago over in what sometimes people call the island nursery Sirri of Southeast Asia in the islands around the Philippines and Indonesia and stuff people developed an outrigger. which is this thing that sticks out from the side of the canoe to keep it balanced to keep it from from tipping over and with the development of the outrigger people started to be able to make some longer distance? Voyages and the canoes the Polynesian sailed in were like Catamaran's they had to halls else and they were stable and they could carry a load of people and animals and so they started making longer and longer voyages. There's some again some thousands of years ago from this western side of the Pacific out further and further and further into the mid Pacific. But it must have been hit or miss because they didn't have maps. They didn't have radar. They didn't know where the islands were if they were islands. Do you think they were just kind of going toward the sunset and hoping to hit land now the sunrise is actually but they obviously looking for islands and the islands are what they call inter visible. You can see one from. I'm the other in the Western Pacific. A lot of them are. There's a big leap when they get past that point and they start to sail out to islands that you can't see so they're probably exploring hiring and looking for them they really were amazing navigators. They weren't sailing blinds. They understood how to go to one place and sail back from that place after. Remember where that place was and things like that. They must have been exploring but we don't really know how they found islands like the end of Hawaii. Which is the islands of Hawaii are very isolated in the North Pacific? How did they find them who knows because we have no written history people? Just build a raft. That was kind of like one of those early outriggers Imagining how they might have done it and just without knowing if they did it prove that they could have done it like those. Expeditions seemed to be part of science right right so the the earliest one was was to Harles kon-tiki raft which he he allowed to drift basically from the coast of South America and ended up in the middle of the Pacific on the tomatoes. And that was an kind of an early experiment in this vain but then in the nineteen seventies in Hawaii some people got together and decided to try and build a true replica vessel so a copy of what they imagined. An ancient Polynesian voyaging canoe would been like and they decided to try and sale it from Hawaii to Tahiti and back again and that was the beginning of what what is really kind of an experimental voyaging movement in Hawaii. And what was that expedition called. The ship was called Hokule'a it Okla has made an around the world voyage now but that was in two thousand sixteen I guess but between Nineteen Seventy in two thousand sixteen they have made voyages absolutely everywhere. They sailed to to Easter to New Zealand. All around the Pacific to the point is to prove that it could be done yet to show the voyaging capacity of the Polynesians basically to show that non instrumental. Navigation vacation is really a thing and that people can go very long distances using it. You know that it's a real technique. You said they sailed it. Is it drifting with the wind and the tides is it with a sale or is it paddling they have a sale. They have a steering paddle but they sail. What were the very first contact with European society like in the Polynesian World? Some of them were violent. Some of them were not. We don't have any idea what the markes ins thought of men Donya when he arrived Zeppelin we know record of it and what I mean. There's the record of the Spanish but we don't really know for sure what archaisms thought There was a little bit of that I think. In some cases there it was all in some cases there was fear in some cases. There was something that you might call. Greed greed Westerners. No on the part of the I mean I. I think that a lot of islanders actually looked at these ships once they realized kind of what was going on and who these people were they actually wanted the ships. There are definitely stories of ambushes. Did they have some kind of A religious context again in the case of the conquistadors from Spain I mean in their religion I understand. It was on this certain year. A man on a horse you know was going to come and on that certain year the man on the horse with the beard came just like their scripture said and they disfigured this must be divided and they laid down their weapons and was there any kind of dimension of that local cultural religion with the arrival of the first Europeans pins or was it the opposite The story of Cook's arrival in Hawaii is kind of like that story that he arrived during a festival in he seemed to be the embodiment of the deity. Who was being celebrated in the Festival because switches to happen that he arrived at that time? I think that that added to the confusion of cooks experience. AGREEANCE cook was killed in Hawaii. That was where he died. And it was not long after this encounter during this festival period and I think it added to sort of chaos and confusion that he had Iraq during that a period. This is travel with. Rick Steves talking with Christina Thompson. Her book is see people the Puzzle of Polynesia and we're talking about early explorers of the Pacific both before the Europeans arrived and after so captain cook arrived and they thought. Oh It's a festival in here comes God and then things went sour and they killed killed them. Tell us a little more about that. So what happened. Is that Cook. He went up north to Alaska and then or the Northwest Pacific and then he came down and when he came down he was looking for a place to rest his crew and he sort of hit the island of Maui and then he went east so he sailed all the way around the big island before he found a place to come to rest his crew and that meant that he was sailing in his ship all the way slowly because against the wind all the way around the big island for quite a while and so when he arrived the legend of Lono the God that he sort of seemed to be representing was that Leno passed around the island in the same. I'm way he was represented as carrying a staff with White Tapa cloth on it which is sort of like the the ship to mass in their sales so just a lot of things lined up kind of strangely initially and then what happened was he. They went through all this festival these festivals and celebrations and then Cook sailed away and that should have been the end of it he should have just sailed away that would be fine but his mast broke just offshore and he had to return and when he returned he wasn't supposed to return according to the legends. He wasn't supposed to come back until the next year. So people were confused by that and then there was an altercation. He died in the clash not long after he returned.
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Meet The Credit Card Obsessives Who Travel The World On Points
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply now we have a story of people who are in credit card points as though it were a game they go for sign up bonuses and point multipliers and balance transfers but it turns out you can lose the credit card points game to here's Dr Yes roffe on it's seven o'clock on Tuesday night and in a crowded Bar in downtown Brooklyn on twenty or so people have gathered to sip Craft Beers Niblett appetizers men talk about credit cards. I've taken out over forty six credit cards writes in five years and earn two point six million Miles Justin sign up bonuses. Janus Lynch is irregular at the reach for the Miles Mita. It's a gathering of travel hackers. There's an deal optimize. IRS will meet once a month to trade strategies for maximising credit card rewards for her. Earning points is a kind of sport. I just came back this morning. From Easter. Island Lhasa Got Twenty Six thousand points from that plus because American Airlines was late for flight big any another seventy five hundred points nights so I'm not sure where I came out but I think I may have been paid to go to Easter Island. Uruguay and Lynch isn't alone nearly ninety percent of all the money spent on credit it cards last year was on rewards cards and as points have become more popular so to have websites like million mile secrets and the points guy which helped consumers game the point system meanwhile card issuers have been pushing more and more generous rewards all in an effort to entice customers to borrow and spend more but for people like Janus Lintz. It's just one more way to beat the credit card companies at their own game so I even make money paying taxes. I made quite a few thous in capital gains taxes. I spoke with one person who opened a credit card and immediately bought three thousand dollars worth of Amazon Gift Cards. Just has to qualify for the sign up bonus another person filled up there garage with blenders to take advantage of a promotion offering extra points on appliances one dad he even even try to enroll his newborn in a frequent flyer program only to be told that you have to be at least two years old to start earning miles and of course the ultimate badge of honor among this crowd is the outlandish travel story like the guy who flew first class to Dubai for less than twenty dollars and then there's Stephen Kozelsk Hausky. He used his points to visit every single country on earth before he turned forty the last one on his list Syria on one day notice I was was able to be on a plane to Beirut in Damascus by nightfall points can open the door to extraordinary experiences if you have the time and the discipline but one survey found that nearly sixty percent of the people who have rewards cards don't pay off their balances each month. They're so focused on the rewards aspect of it that got a lot of time. I think they just look past the potential downside. Ron Struggle is a certified financial planner. He sees clients. Come in all the time excited about all the points they're going to get with their new credit credit card. Believe him pull that card out and they should to me. You know like they're bragging about it but many of those same clients wound up racking up charges incentivized by that little little hit of dopamine they get each time they earn a point. That's what happened to jd Malone. He and his wife got sucked into a rewards program a few years ago after opening a Costco cashback card it changed the way we spent money from shopping for a brand new college and I mean one of the things that we talked about that was all hey if we buy this two thousand dollars couch yeah. That's that's Nice but if we buy this three thousand dollar couch we're going to get more cash back for that so we might as well by the three thousand thousand couch when they got their year end statement they found that they charge more than forty thousand dollars on that card and for all that they got about six hundred cashback it was painful. I mean to be honest. It was it was sickening. We were like this. This has to change. Jd and his wife enrolled in
Why Is the Ocean Different Colors?
"Today's episode is brought to you by starbucks. They say that starbucks nitro does for cold coffee. What music does for workouts road trips in grand. Romantic gestures sound too good to be true. Guess we'll just have to try it for yourself. Starbucks nature cold brew. It's called coffee that subtly sweet lush and velvety smooth only at starbucks welcome to brainstorm a production indivi- heart radio. Hey brain stuff lauren vogel balm hair someone gazing out at the ocean from the maine coast seized very different hues is them someone's squinting at the c. from sunny beach on a greek island but why does the ocean come in so many shades of blue of course ocean water is an inherently blue blue. It's clear that we see on the surface are the result of light being absorbed and reflected by the water itself. Whatever is floating and living in it and the surface of the ocean floor below low it a glass of water will of course appear clear as visible light passes through it with little to no obstruction but if a body of water is deep enough that light isn't reflected off the bottom it appears blue a basic physics explains why light from the sun is made up of spectrum of different wavelengths the longer wavelengths links appear to our eyes as the reds oranges while the shorter ones appear blue and green when the sun's light strikes the ocean it interacts with water molecules and can be either absorbed or scattered. If nothing is in the water except water the longer read portions of the spectrum tend to be absorbed by the water molecules whereas the light of those shorter wavelengths is more likely to go deep hit water molecules there and scatter back up towards her is making the ocean appear blue depth depth and the ocean bottom also influence whether surface appears a dusky dark blue as in parts of the atlantic or casts as safir like shimmer as in many tropical locations. We spoke nasa astronaut gene carl feldman. He said in greece the water is this beautiful turquoise color because the bottom is either white sand or white rocks fox. What happens is the light comes down and blue light gets down hits the bottom and reflects back up so you make this beautiful light blue color in the water darker sand rocks or other formations mean darker water. The color is further complicated by the fact that the ocean is rarely just water but is instead instead teeming with tiny plant and animal life plus suspended sediment or other natural orban made contaminants oshii offers monitor the oceans color the way that doctors read vital signs of their patients color seen on the ocean surface reflect. What's going on in its vast. Depths felt ben who's based at the nasa goddard watered space flight center in maryland studies images taken by these sea viewing wide field of you censor satellite launched in nineteen ninety-seven from its perch more than four four hundred miles above earth or nearly six hundred and fifty kilometers the satellite captures van gogh like swirls the oceans colors the patterns are not only mesmerizing but they also also reflect where sediment and runoff make water appear adult brown and we're microscopic plants called phytoplankton collect nutrient rich waters often tinting at green federal plankton use chlorophyll to capture energy from the salem to convert water and carbon dioxide into energy and then waste through this process called photosynthesis phytoplankton generate about half of the oxygen we breathe oceans with high concentrations of phytoplankton can appear blue green to green depending on the the density some length the water yellow reddish or brown tint phytoplankton serve as the base of the food web and primary source of food for zooplankton which are tiny animals animals eaten by fish the fisherman eaten by bigger animals like whales and sharks. It's when oceans become polluted runoff. The amount of phytoplankton can escalate late to unhealthy levels fellow painted feet on the pollutants flourish and them die sinking to the bottom to decompose process. The depletes oxygen from the water over the past fifty years oceans zones with depleted oxygen have more than quadrupled to an area roughly. The size of the european union part of the cause may be an increase increase in ocean temperature due to climate change since warmer water supports less oxygen in coastal areas phytoplankton blooms are suspected to be the cause title plankton may serve as the base of ocean food chain but as feldman says too much of a good thing is not a good thing on a map on feldman's office. Wall is a marker showing knowing where there's little human. Interference and ocean water is perhaps the clearest on the planet in this region off the coast of easter island in the southeast pacific ocean. The water is deep and remarkably clear due to its location in the middle of giant oceanic. I which is a large circular current. Its central location means. There's minimal mixing of ocean layers nutrients aren't pushed up from the deep bottom the purity of the water there coupled with that make the ocean appear a deeper indigo than perhaps anywhere else. Feldmann albin said the light just keeps going down down down. There's nothing bounces back. Here is the deepest blue you'll ever see in today's episode certain by amanda onion and produced by tyler playing raines is a production of iheartradio's has to works for more on in this amounts of other topics is their home planet has dot com and from podcastone my heart radio is the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows aw today's episode is brought to you by the capital one venture card when you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think. 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The good and bad of rapamycin
"Current obsession of the anti-ageing industry is rapamycin in the sixties group of Canadian researchers from Gil university set sail for Easter Island, especially inhabited speck of land two thousand miles off the coast of Chile the team collected hundreds of plant samples thousands of animal specimens and blood and saliva from the nine hundred forty nine residents of the island, but what they found buried in the dirt of Easter Island turned out to be the biggest fine of all us soil based bacteria that mystified scientists for the next fifty years, but is now known to create a special chemical known as rapamycin named after Easter island's native name Rapa Nui a growing body of research now shows that rapamycin can actually extend not just the average lifespan of mice as many drugs have already been shown to do. But also the maximum life span by up to thirty percent. But as with metformin, there's a dark side. To rapamycin part of the way it works by inhibiting excess activation of immune cells via pathway called 'em tour and up regulation of cellular cleanup mechanisms called a tough Aji. Now in addition of the tour pathway activated autocracy can indeed slow ageing and control issues like neurological diseases and genetic disorders, but as an immune system suppressor rapamycin his also able to increase risk of infectious diseases, diabetes and produce side effects, like impaired, wound healing, long talk city, an increased risk of cancer. But in the same way that there are natural compounds that can be used as alternative cement Forman. They're also natural compounds mimic rapamycin is able to do for health and longevity. One example is spurting sperm has been shown to induce similar benefits as rapamycin with no known side effects and also promotes longevity in yeast worms and mice wall sperm. Yes. Sperm is the most concentrated form of sperm being and guys stop in your wives. It also exists in high concentrations in foods, like wheat germ. Dark leafy greens, mushrooms, and smelly firm it to cheeses and of swallowing sperm or eating, stinky cheese. Just isn't your thing. Then you can simply also tap into the benefits of rapamycin by adopting a habit of intermittent fasting or regular periods of mild Cala restriction.