The last surviving Woolly Mammoths lived on an isolated island in the Arctic Ocean until just 2000 BC, not long after the construction of the Giza Pyramids wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrange…
In 1997 Albanian Pyramid Schemes which made up half of the nation's economy ran out of money causing protests and sparking the Albanian Civil War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Beer was incredibly popular in ancient Egypt. The laborers, like those who worked on the pyramids of Giza, were given a ration of over 10 pints of beer a day. blog.britishmuseum.org/a-…
For hundreds of years, people believed that the Egyptian pyramids were used to store grain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Sealed Shafts were opened in the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1872. A Wood Plank was found within, but went missing. Radiocarbon dating it could have determined the Age of the Pyramid indirectly. Last year it was rediscovered and successfully dated, disproving the idea that the pyramid is much older smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In the sea between Australia and New Zealand, there's an island taller than it is wide. Ball's Pyramid only measures 300m across, yet peaks at 562m in elevation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
Sudan has more pyramids than any other country on earth – even more than Egypt. There are at least 223 pyramids in the Sudanese cities of Al Kurru, Nuri, Gebel Barkal and MeroΓ«. They are generally 20 to 30 metres high and steep sided. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nub…
The highest natural point in Texas is Guadalupe Peak, at 8,751 feet. There's a stainless steel pyramid at the peak, depicting American Airlines and the US Postal Service and the Boy Scouts of America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
The country of Egypt considered copyrighting the pyramids and other artifacts of antiquity in an attempt to collect revenue from reproductions. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Today I learned the perfect pyramid (Heron Tetrahedron) is one of infinite families en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Somalia has numerous uniquely shaped coins that are legal tender - including fully "3D" coins in the shapes of cubes, balls, pyramids, tubes, and cones; coins shaped like dogs, bears, buffaloes, and antelopes, all with colour animal drawings; and coins in motorbike shapes with colour pieces advanceloan.net/blog/25-b…
The country dial-code of the Czech Republic is 420 and the rate of cannabis use there is one of the highest in the world. In 2016, Snoop Dogg was a contestant on The $100,000 Pyramid, and replied without delay that the country code for the Czech Republic is 420. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420…
Around 1000 years after the great pyramids were built, most mammoth populations had died out. However, in Wrangel Island in Russia, there were around 500-1000 mammoths still alive! bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
Today I learned of Thales of Miletus, The first known individual to whom a mathematical discovery has been attributed. Thales used geometry to calculate the heights of pyramids and the distance of ships from the shore. He is also the first known individual to use deductive reasoning applied to geometry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Today I learned about Cahokia, the largest pre-Columbia city in what is now the United States. Its pyramids and earthen mounds stood near present-day East St. Louis, IL. Around the year 1050, it had 30,000 people, making it larger than London or Paris at the time. It was abandoned by 1400. arstechnica.com/science/2…
The Pyramid of Menkaure, one of the three Great Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, was attempted to be Destroyed by the Son of Saladin, after 8 months they were Only able to create a Gash in the Pyramid. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Students uncovered a village in Canada that is 10,000 years older than the Pyramids archaeology-world.com/a-s…
Tlachihualtepetl, a giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain in modern-day Mexico, is the world's largest monument, with a base four times the size of the Great Pyramid at Giza bbc.com/future/article/20…
Scientists discovered in Brazil a 3,000 year old termite nation as big as the UK. To build it, the termites moved an amount of soil equivalent to building 4,000 Great Pyramids of Giza nola.com/news/environment…
Today I learned about the Δ¦al Saflieni Hypogeum in Malta. Accidentally discovered in 1902, the hypogeum is believed to predate the pyramids by up to 1000 years according to historians. It housed up to 7000 bodies of an unknown Neolithic civilisation who mysteriously disappeared in 2500 BC without explanation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4…
A very unusual feature of the Great Pyramid of Giza is a concavity of the core that makes the monument an eight-sided figure, rather than four-sided like every other Egyptian pyramid. researchgate.net/publicat…
The modern Christmas tree originated in western Germany. They combined the Adam and Eve idea of the β€œparadise tree" with various Christ symbols (like candles, figurines and stars). By the 16th century the Christmas pyramid and the paradise tree had merged, becoming the Christmas tree. britannica.com/plant/Chri…
The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years until Lincoln Cathedral was finished in 1311 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of GΓΆbekli Tepe in Turkey; the world's oldest spiritual site. At over 12,000 years old it is older than both the Pyramids and Stonehenge and is even older than the invention of agriculture or pottery. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Newgrange is massive prehistoric tomb in Ireland built around 3200 BV, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Students uncovered a village in Canada that is 10,000 years older than the Pyramids archaeology-world.com/a-s…
The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus contains Math Questions about Pyramids. E.g.: Find the height of a pyramid with a given slope and base length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhi…
The Great Pyramid was once encased in limestone and would have appeared perfectly smooth and blindingly white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The Albanian government scammed its citizens multiple times with pyramid schemes, sparking civil war in 1997 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
The last mammoths died around 3,600 years ago, when the great pyramids of Giza were already 1,000 years old io9.gizmodo.com/the-last-…
Nicolas Cage has a Pyramid Tomb waiting for him in New Orleans when he dies. atlasobscura.com/places/n…
Woolly Mammoths were still alive by the time the pyramids at Giza were completed. The last woolly mammoths died out on Wrangel Island, north of Russia, only 4000 years ago, leaving several centuries where the pyramids and mammoths existed at the same time. bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
The Great Pyramid of Giza volume is about 2.5 million cubic meters. The construction of the pyramid in 20 years meant placing 800 tons of stone blocks - every day! Since it comprises 2.3 million blocks, construction in 20 years required the placement of over 12 blocks every hour, day and night. needforscience.com/archeo…
Camals weren't introduced to ancient Egypt until after the pyramids were built. isocard.net/images/procee…
In 2017, researchers discovered a 'Big Void' in the Great Pyramid of Giza; this large empty space has yet to be explored en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned about Edward Leedskalnin, an old man who moved giant stones by himself and created the Coral Castle in Florida. He told others that he knew the secrets on how the pyramids were built but died before anyone else knew. His journals said he used electromagnetism to make giant stones β€œweightless” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
The Great Pyramids of Giza maintain a constant 68Β°F/20Β°C temperature inside even in summer months. trend-chaser.com/history/…
The largest Pyramid in the World is not in Egypt. It's actually located in Puebla, Mexico andis named the Great Pyramid of Cholula. It is an ancient Aztec temple with a base four times larger than Giza's, and nearly twice the volume. It's also hidden in a mountain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
To reconstruct the Great Pyramid of Giza today, it would require about $5 billion, 5 years, 1,500 to 2,000 workers, and 2.3 million stones weighing 3 tons each, according to Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect who has helped create a virtual model of the ancient construction system. allgov.com/news/unusual-n…
Today I learned of an ancient city, Cahokia, which was settled circa 600 AD and by 1250 was bigger than London. The cultural heritage site is located 8 miles from the Gateway Arch, in Illinois. The city was made up of pyramids and large earthen mounds, and β€œWoodhenge,” which marked the soltices and equinoxes. saintcharlesroofing.com/i…
Madeline Albright made $10 million over six years as a spokesperson, conference speaker and consultant to the accused pyramid scheme company, Herbalife. nypost.com/2014/04/17/ex-…
Pyramids were actually built by paid workers, rather than the slaves harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
Mexico's Great Pyramid of Cholula is the largest monument ever constructed on earth, having nearly twice the volume of the Great Pyramid of Giza. A pre-classical masterpiece, it was found to be part of a vast complex of interwoven rooms and temples. Excavations are ongoing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Today I learned of Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement in the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. In 1850, a Farmer Found a Secret Village Older Than The Great Pyramids of Egypt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
The pyramids weren't built by slaves, but a complex system of voluntary, privileged laborers. harvardmagazine.com/2003/…
So many tools were made from Libyan sandstone in the stone age that it is enough for 84 million Great Pyramids of Giza, ~2 per square km of Africa. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the Osiris Tomb, a 98ft deep structure cut into bedrock between the Sphinx and Chepren pyramid. Containing highly polished granite throughs/sarcophagi weighing several tons. giza-legacy.ch/the-osiris…
Today I learned of the Metropolitan Sepulchre - A 19th century proposal to build a pyramid in London that would have covered 18 acres, had the capacity for 5 million bodies and at 94 stories and 1500 feet would have been taller than the Empire State Building! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
During the grand opening of the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan in 1487 the Aztecs sacrificed 84,000 people in four days. historytoday.com/archive/…
The birth of Jesus Christ is closer in time to the modern day than to the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza nationalgeographic.com/hi…

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