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History’s Lost Transoceanic Voyages: Tamils and Sumerians Among the FIRST to Reach Australia and Antarctica …

Regarding interesting inscriptions and shapes found by satellite archaeology, revealing what might be ancient human occupation on the continent of Antarctica, author William James Veall writes that epigrapher, educator and anthropologist, Dr Clyde Winters, Ph.D. was of the opinion: “ I have looked at the inscriptions from Australia and they appear to be written in TAMIL.”

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Plate 5. (Courtesy author)

Plate 5. (Courtesy author)

On Plate 5, Dr Winters wrote: “It was unlikely that there was any connection between Hanuman and the Indus Valley, because monkey figures do not appear on Indus Valley seals.”

He further stated, “I believe this is a human figure. It would appear that these heads are leaders from various Sumerian centers that formerly existed on Antarctica.”

 “These people were probably from the Sumerian colony in South America, called Kuga Ki.” 
“The Marambio

Read more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-s-lost-transoceanic-voyages-tamils-and-sumerians-among-first-reach-australia-and-antarctica-021744

It’s rare to launch big TV shows during the holidays. Syfy and History are doing just that.

For the most part, American television avoids the last two or three weeks of the calendar year. Where Christmas is the time to watch TV in the United Kingdom, which routinely hauls out bushel upon bushel of holiday specials, US networks typically turn down the lights, relying on seasonal staples, from beloved specials such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to perennial movie favorites like The Sound of Music.

That’s changing in the era of streaming, however. Netflix dropped Making a Murderer less than a week before Christmas in 2015, and it has a new season of Black Mirror coming shortly before New Year’s Day this year. Amazon has routinely used this time of year to host Mozart in the Jungle and is launching the handsome British miniseries The Last Post on December 22. (Mozart appears to have slipped to 2018 and out of the holiday season.)

This may be

Read more at: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/6/16742294/knightfall-history-happy-syfy-review

November 20 in Sci-Fi History: Sean Young and Jill Thompson

It was on this day in 1959 that actress Sean Young was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She was, of course, Rachael in Blade Runner.

 

What you may not know (or remember) about Sean Young is that when it comes to trying to get a role she believes in, she works hard for it. So, when Tim Burton was casting the role of Catwoman for Batman Returns, she went on Joan Rivers and basically auditioned. Years later, she made this video about it:

 

The role went to Michelle Pfeiffer, ultimately, but points for both effort and self-awareness, right?

Young also appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and continues to work pretty steadily now.

 

Also, on this day in 1990, Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park was published. Said to be Crichton’s signature novel, it quickly became a bestseller and spawned the movie and its sequels, culminating (so far) in the scene where Bryce

Read more at: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/november-20-in-sci-fi-history-sean-young-and-jill-thompson

The comprehensive history of the name of Miami’s football stadium, 1987-2017

Miami’s big football stadium opened 30 years ago. It’s now on its 10th name: Hard Rock Stadium. The NFL’s Miami Dolphins own the building, but they share it in the fall with college football’s Miami Hurricanes. They both used to share it with MLB’s Miami Marlins, who’ve since moved out.

In case you’ve gotten the stadium’s labels mixed up over the years, here’s a refresher.

Joe Robbie Stadium (1987–1996)

When the stadium went up in the late ‘80s, it was named after the founder and initial owner of the Dolphins. You’ll recall when Joe Robbie Stadium appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a Jim Carrey movie about a kidnapped actual dolphin:

The Dolphins secured private funding for the stadium and controlled its naming rights from the jump. They’ve kept that control over the years.

Pro Player Park (1996)

Wayne Huizenga bought the Dolphins in 1994

Read more at: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/11/11/16628422/miami-stadium-name-dolphins-hurricanes

Miami stadium name history: 10 changes in 29 years – SBNation.com

Miami’s big football stadium opened 30 years ago. It’s now on its 10th name: Hard Rock Stadium. The NFL’s Miami Dolphins own the building, but they share it in the fall with college football’s Miami Hurricanes. The Miami Marlins, who’ve since moved out, also used to play in the building.

In case you’ve gotten the stadium’s labels mixed up over the years, here’s a refresher.

Joe Robbie Stadium (1987–1996)

When the stadium went up in the late ‘80s, it was named after the founder and initial owner of the Dolphins. You’ll recall when Joe Robbie Stadium appeared in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a Jim Carrey movie about a kidnapped actual dolphin. So did the old Orange Bowl:

The Dolphins secured private funding for the stadium and controlled its naming rights from the jump. They’ve kept that control over the years.

Pro Player Park (1996)

Wayne Huizenga

Read more at: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/11/11/16628422/miami-stadium-name-dolphins-hurricanes

REVIEW: Blend of fiction, history in ‘Mindhunter’ makes it must-see crime drama

Crime dramas are a dime a dozen. Off the top of my head, “CSI”, “CSI: Miami” and “Law Order” are part of the lucky few that have stood the test of time. Crime is crime, and without originality, why ever stray from the tried-and-true “CSI: Miami”? Most crime shows have no direction, substance and/or acting ability to continue.

“Mindhunter” is an extremely graphic crime drama about American serial killers in the 1970s. The crimes committed by the murderers in the show are unimaginable in real life, evident from both the vivid dialogue and explicit photographs throughout the series. If you’re looking for a crime drama to watch with the whole family, I’d suggest skipping this one.

With that said, “Mindhunter” is yet another outstanding series that adds to the growing list of quality Netflix original shows — perhaps one of the best. Having debuted on Oct. 13, the

Read more at: http://www.dailynebraskan.com/arts_and_entertainment/review-blend-of-fiction-history-in-mindhunter-makes-it-must/article_07d450b8-b923-11e7-934c-136bf04f5166.html

For The Sake Of Heaviness – The History Of Metal Blade Records


For The Sake Of Heaviness The History Of Metal Blade Records

By
Alex Yarborough,
Orlando Contributor
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:49 AM










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9 Chilling Missing Person Cases From History That Are Almost Too Hard To Believe

8The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

Peter Standing/Wikimedia Commons

On Dec. 26, 1900, the ship Hesperus, captained by James Harvey, was traveling to the lighthouse at Eliean Mor, an uninhabited island that was part of the Flannan Islands located in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The lighthouse keepers were the only folks meant to be present on the island; in fact, the Hesperus was actually transporting a replacement lighthouse keeper, Joseph Moore, to Eliean Mor.

When they arrived, however, the lighthouse was empty.

A horn blast and a flare sent up to alert the lighthouse keepers to their arrival went unanswered — and when Moore actually made landfall and arrived at the lighthouse itself, he found the door unlocked. Several oil skin coats near the door were missing; there was a partially eaten meal and an overturned chair in the kitchen; and

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-chilling-missing-person-cases-from-history-that-are-almost-too-hard-to-believe-75175

Endangered missing alert issued for 3 children last seen with mom who has history of mental illness


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