I tend to think I know a lot of stuff. (Note: this makes me neither rich nor handsome, I could be wrong, YMMV, etc…) Apparently I’m a fool. From the middle of nowhere comes a bit of trivia about which I’d been woefully misinformed.
Consider Easter Island Heads: the damn things have bodies. No shit!
It sounds hoax like to me but Wikipedia backs up the story.
“Though moai are whole-body statues, they are commonly referred to as ‘Easter Island heads’. This is partly because of the disproportionate size of most moai heads and partly because, from the invention of photography until the 1950s, the only moai standing on the island were the statues on the slopes of Rano Raraku, many of which are buried to their shoulders.”
Hmm… It could still be a hoax. Anyone want to toss me some cash so I can fly to Easter Island with a shovel and a tape measure?
Hat tip to Sharp as a Marble. Who, like me, had no clue.
P.S. This, for some reason, is exciting news to me. Like discovering the Sphinx is really a robotic dinosaur. Mrs. Curmudgeon is shaking her head at my childlike fascination. What can I say? I like surprises.