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livescience: FACTSBRAIN#005 Like all living things, humans are bioluminescent (meaning we glow) We glow brightest during the afternoon es factsbrain.com natsulasommer: prettyinpwn: natsulasommer: hikikotaku: hikikotaku: hikikotaku: factsbrain: Like all living things, humans are bio­luminescent (meaning we glow) – We glow brightest during the afternoon. - weird, interesting  funny facts what i’ve been staring at this for like 5 minutes. so.. what. i don’t think people glow. but this is telling me that we actually emit visible light.. especially in the afternoon?? am i reading this right or what “all living things” plants. when do the plants glow science side of tumblr pls I’m not from the science side of tumblr, but here’s the answer anyways:  Basically, all living things are bioluminescent because every living thing has chemical reactions occurring in their cells. The energy created from these chemical reactions physically manifests as light, thus… all living things naturally glow.  However, this glow cannot be seen by the human eye. In fact, the only way they’ve ever captured this light is through special cameras. Using these ultra special cameras, they’ve imaged subjects’ bodies over 24 hour periods. It has been found out that humans emit the most of this glow during the afternoon (about 4 PM), it is the weakest in the morning (about 10 AM), and the brightest light is emitted from the cheeks, neck, and forehead. The light is about a thousand times weaker than what humans can perceive.  Basically, it’s a side effect of metabolic reactions. It’s been suspected that humans are bioluminescent for years, but they weren’t able to confirm it until recently thanks to technology and a man named Masaki Kobayashi from the Tohoku Institute of Technology.  Sources: http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/07/20/photographing-the-glow-of-the-human-body/ http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2009/jul/17/human-bioluminescence http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html 10/10 explaination 10/10 source 10/10 time to answer overall 10/10 you are now offiicially from the science side of tumblr. and thank you
livescience: FACTSBRAIN#005
 Like all living things, humans are
 bioluminescent (meaning we glow)
 We glow brightest during the afternoon
 es
 factsbrain.com
natsulasommer:

prettyinpwn:

natsulasommer:

hikikotaku:

hikikotaku:

hikikotaku:

factsbrain:

Like all living things, humans are bio­luminescent (meaning we glow) – We glow brightest during the afternoon. - weird, interesting  funny facts

what

i’ve been staring at this for like 5 minutes. so.. what. i don’t think people glow. but this is telling me that we actually emit visible light.. especially in the afternoon?? am i reading this right or what

“all living things” plants. when do the plants glow

science side of tumblr pls

I’m not from the science side of tumblr, but here’s the answer anyways:
 Basically, all living things are bioluminescent because every living thing has chemical reactions occurring in their cells. The energy created from these chemical reactions physically manifests as light, thus… all living things naturally glow.
 However, this glow cannot be seen by the human eye. In fact, the only way they’ve ever captured this light is through special cameras. Using these ultra special cameras, they’ve imaged subjects’ bodies over 24 hour periods. It has been found out that humans emit the most of this glow during the afternoon (about 4 PM), it is the weakest in the morning (about 10 AM), and the brightest light is emitted from the cheeks, neck, and forehead.
The light is about a thousand times weaker than what humans can perceive.
 Basically, it’s a side effect of metabolic reactions. It’s been suspected that humans are bioluminescent for years, but they weren’t able to confirm it until recently thanks to technology and a man named Masaki Kobayashi from the Tohoku Institute of Technology.
 Sources:
http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/07/20/photographing-the-glow-of-the-human-body/
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2009/jul/17/human-bioluminescence
http://www.livescience.com/7799-strange-humans-glow-visible-light.html

10/10 explaination
10/10 source
10/10 time to answer
overall 10/10
you are now offiicially from the science side of tumblr.
and thank you

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livescience: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said: "The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it." Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖ ➖ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." livescience.com AlbertEinstein @theblaquelioness 17thsoulja
livescience: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at
 Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in
 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said:
 "The separation of the races is not a disease
 of colored people. It is a disease of white
 people. I do not intend to be quiet about it."
Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖ ➖ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." livescience.com AlbertEinstein @theblaquelioness 17thsoulja

Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to de...

livescience: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said: "The separation of the races is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it. Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖ ➖ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." livescience.com AlbertEinstein theblaquelioness
livescience: Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at
 Lincoln University (HBCU in Pennsylvania) in
 1946. The Nobel prize winning scientist said:
 "The separation of the races is not a disease
 of colored people. It is a disease of white
 people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.
Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to defend the Scottsboro Boys, nine Alabama teenagers who were falsely accused of rape in 1931. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 2. When Princeton's Nassau Inn refused to rent a room to contralto opera star Marian Anderson because of her skin color, Einstein invited the singer home as his guest. Their friendship lasted from 1937 until his death in 1955, and Anderson stayed with the Einsteins whenever she visited Princeton. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 3. In 1946, Einstein gave a rare speech at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, a historically black university, where he also accepted an honorary degree. The appearance was significant because Einstein made a habit of turning down all requests to speak at universities. During his speech, he called racism "a disease of white people." ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖ ➖ 4. Einstein was a friend and supporter of African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson, who was blacklisted because of his civil rights work. The pair worked together in 1946 on an anti-lynching petition campaign. In 1952, when Robeson's career had bottomed out because of the blacklisting, Einstein invited Robeson to Princeton as a rebuke to the performer's public castigation. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 5. For decades, Einstein offered public encouragement to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its founder, W. E. B. Du Bois. And in 1951, when the federal government indicted the 83-year-old Du Bois as a "foreign agent," Einstein offered to appear as a character witness during the trial. The potential publicity convinced the judge to drop the case. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 6. In January 1946, Einstein published an essay, "The Negro Question," in Pageant magazine in which he called racism America's "worst disease." livescience.com AlbertEinstein theblaquelioness

Six Ways Albert Einstein Fought for Civil Rights ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 1. Shortly before moving to America, Einstein backed a campaign to de...

livescience: INSTAGRAMIFACTMALL Amazonian butterflies drink turtle tears A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.
livescience: INSTAGRAMIFACTMALL
 Amazonian butterflies
 drink turtle tears
A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe. Ama La Vida made Picture of the Year with the image entitled, “Butterfly Drinks Tears From A Turtle’s Eye.” That title has asked many to question whether or not the butterfly is actually drinking the turtle’s tears. Animals in the wild have many fascinating behaviors – and, this is actually one of them. While we can’t say for sure that this particular butterfly is actually doing that in the photo, the sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon. Experts believe the butterflies are attracted to the turtles’ tears because the liquid drops contain salt, specifically sodium, an important mineral that is scant in the western Amazon, according to Phil Torres, a scientist who does much of his research at the Tambopata Research Center in Peru and is associated with Rice University. Torres told LiveScience, unlike butterflies, turtles get plenty of sodium through their largely carnivorous diet. Meat contains significant levels of the salt. But herbivores sometimes struggle to get enough sodium and other minerals. They end up needing this extra mineral source.” He goes on to explain: “This region is lower in sodium than many places on earth, because it is more than 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, a prime source of salt, and is cut off from windblown mineral particles to the west by the Andes Mountains. Dust and minerals make their way into the Amazon from the east, sometimes all the way from north Africa. But much of this material is removed from the air by rain before it reaches the western Amazon.” Torres believes the act has little impact on the turtles. They’re also sometimes easier to photograph than unadorned animals, possibly because they’re “drowning in butterfly kisses,” which means they’re less likely to be able to spot an approaching photographer.

A photo being passed around the internet of a butterfly gently perched upon a turtle’s eye has been fascinating viewers across the globe....

livescience: <p><a href="http://riselittlewindsong.tumblr.com/post/117614993771/jenninova-omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog" class="tumblr_blog">riselittlewindsong</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://jenninova.tumblr.com/post/73955995920/omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog" class="tumblr_blog">jenninova</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog.tumblr.com/post/73253080347/221bontheenterprise-cheyennecc" class="tumblr_blog">omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://221bontheenterprise.tumblr.com/post/70340138002/cheyennecc-raspuma-scientists" class="tumblr_blog">221bontheenterprise</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cheyennecc.tumblr.com/post/37889156371/raspuma-scientists-examine-a" class="tumblr_blog">cheyennecc</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://raspuma.tumblr.com/post/37874344437/scientists-examine-a-15-year-old-girl-who-lived-in" class="tumblr_blog">raspuma</a>:</p> <blockquote> Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….<br/>Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies. </blockquote> <p> This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had <i><b>tuberculosis</b></i>. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that <i><b>tuberculosis</b></i> was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. <i><b>WOW</b></i></p></blockquote></blockquote> </blockquote> <p>I’ve commented about her before, but SHE’S JUST SO INTERESTING</p> <p>Her hair? That’s microbraids! Itty bitty teeny tiny braids, and so very many of them</p> <p>They were able to like determine how much drugs and alcohol she had in her system, because she was (by what we can tell) a willing sacrifice, and she was drunk and drugged to make passing easier. </p> <p>We could determine stuff like what kind of make-up she was decorated with.  Ridiculous details about fibers and stuff that we simply can’t find out many other ways because archaeology stuff looks at what doesn’t rot away, by and large.</p> <p>Also, there was evidence of other sacrifices, but they had been struck by lightning and mostly destroyed, so finding her was even luckier with that in mind</p> </blockquote> <p>Here’s the <a href="http://www.livescience.com/21849-maiden-inca-mummy-suffered-lung-infection.html">SOURCE</a>! It’s a super interesting story! </p></blockquote> <p>This is really awesome and really freaking me out at the same time.</p>
livescience: <p><a href="http://riselittlewindsong.tumblr.com/post/117614993771/jenninova-omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog" class="tumblr_blog">riselittlewindsong</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://cheyennecc.tumblr.com/post/37889156371/raspuma-scientists-examine-a" class="tumblr_blog">cheyennecc</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://raspuma.tumblr.com/post/37874344437/scientists-examine-a-15-year-old-girl-who-lived-in" class="tumblr_blog">raspuma</a>:</p>
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Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….<br/>Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.









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<p> This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had <i><b>tuberculosis</b></i>. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that <i><b>tuberculosis</b></i> was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. <i><b>WOW</b></i></p></blockquote></blockquote>
</blockquote>
<p>I’ve commented about her before, but SHE’S JUST SO INTERESTING</p>
<p>Her hair? That’s microbraids! Itty bitty teeny tiny braids, and so very many of them</p>
<p>They were able to like determine how much drugs and alcohol she had in her system, because she was (by what we can tell) a willing sacrifice, and she was drunk and drugged to make passing easier. </p>
<p>We could determine stuff like what kind of make-up she was decorated with.  Ridiculous details about fibers and stuff that we simply can’t find out many other ways because archaeology stuff looks at what doesn’t rot away, by and large.</p>
<p>Also, there was evidence of other sacrifices, but they had been struck by lightning and mostly destroyed, so finding her was even luckier with that in mind</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Here’s the <a href="http://www.livescience.com/21849-maiden-inca-mummy-suffered-lung-infection.html">SOURCE</a>! It’s a super interesting story! </p></blockquote>

<p>This is really awesome and really freaking me out at the same time.</p>

<p><a href="http://riselittlewindsong.tumblr.com/post/117614993771/jenninova-omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog" class="tumblr_blog">riseli...

livescience: riselittlewindsong: jenninova: omgahalucinatorypieceofbaconblog: 221bontheenterprise: cheyennecc: raspuma: Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.  This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW I’ve commented about her before, but SHE’S JUST SO INTERESTING Her hair? That’s microbraids! Itty bitty teeny tiny braids, and so very many of them They were able to like determine how much drugs and alcohol she had in her system, because she was (by what we can tell) a willing sacrifice, and she was drunk and drugged to make passing easier.  We could determine stuff like what kind of make-up she was decorated with.  Ridiculous details about fibers and stuff that we simply can’t find out many other ways because archaeology stuff looks at what doesn’t rot away, by and large. Also, there was evidence of other sacrifices, but they had been struck by lightning and mostly destroyed, so finding her was even luckier with that in mind Here’s the SOURCE! It’s a super interesting story! 
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Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years….Unearthed in 1999 from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve them. The cold and the dry, thin air did all the work. They froze to death as they slept, and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children, not mummies.










 This is “the maiden” and she is extraordinary. After a CAT scan or two it was determined that she had tuberculosis. Do you know what this means?!?!? It means that tuberculosis was a preexisting condition and not initially brought over to the Americas by Europeans. WOW

I’ve commented about her before, but SHE’S JUST SO INTERESTING
Her hair? That’s microbraids! Itty bitty teeny tiny braids, and so very many of them
They were able to like determine how much drugs and alcohol she had in her system, because she was (by what we can tell) a willing sacrifice, and she was drunk and drugged to make passing easier. 
We could determine stuff like what kind of make-up she was decorated with.  Ridiculous details about fibers and stuff that we simply can’t find out many other ways because archaeology stuff looks at what doesn’t rot away, by and large.
Also, there was evidence of other sacrifices, but they had been struck by lightning and mostly destroyed, so finding her was even luckier with that in mind


Here’s the SOURCE! It’s a super interesting story! 

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