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A US military base on the moon could provide strategic advantages against a potential alien invasion. Hear what other plans the US government may have had to prevent attack in this clip from Season 12, Episode 1, "The Alien Hunters". #AncientAliens Subscribe for more from Ancient Aliens and other great HISTORY shows: http://po.st/SubscribeToHistory Find out more about the show and watch full episodes on our site: http://po.st/AncientAliens Check out exclusive HISTORY content: History Newsletter: http://po.st/HistoryNewsletter Website - http://po.st/HistoryWeb Facebook - http://po.st/HistoryFacebook Twitter - http://po.st/HistoryTwitter "Ancient Aliens" explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at http://www.HISTORY.com for more info.
All around the world there are some amazing, fun, quirky, creepy, down-right freaky traditions that have been followed for sometimes hundreds of years! Today we join in on the fun, and take part in some amazing traditions from around the world. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 10 - The Big 3 0… If you’re unmarried and are about to turn the big 3 0, and living in Germany, chances are you’ll find yourself cleaning the doorknobs belonging to your best friend. If you want to get out of this tedious chore, grab a kiss from the opposite gender – quickly! 9 - Sweets for my sweets… There are different variations of this tradition around the world, but in Bolivia it’s an annual must-do, and all the pastry shops and bakeries are in on it too! They prepare all their cakes and desserts as per usual, but in the odd one here and there, they’ll hide a coin. Whoever is lucky enough to find the coin will have a new year filled with goodness and wonderful surprises. 8 - An eye for an eye… Or in this case, you’re giving up a finger and it’s a tradition belonging to the Dani or Ndani tribe of people that live in Baliem Valley in West Papua, New Guinea. They have a tradition of chopping their fingers off to show that they are grieving. They also smear their faces with ashes and clay to show how sorrowful they are. The amputated finger gets buried with their deceased loved one, as a symbol of their eternal love… Don’t you feel a little sorry for the person who’s having an affair? 7 - Cry just a little... In China, brides are said to cry for a month before tying the knot with their betrothed. This strange tradition is followed by the Fuji living in Wuling Mountains. The crying is actually happy crying, and the whole female side of the family joins in too, but at different stages before the bride’s big day. 6 - What goes up… Toddler tossing in India is something that has been practiced for 700-years! The custom is banned in India, but there are still parts of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka that still practice this tradition. Babies are dropped from heights of 30-feet into a blanket held out be friends and family and is meant to bring good luck to the falling child. 5 - Happy birthday to all… When it’s a child’s birthday in the Netherlands, not only is the kid wished but the family members too. It’s a simple, sweet tradition! 4 - Break a leg… Or a plate or two! Polterabend is an old wedding tradition that takes place in Germany. All the friends and family of the newly weds come together and break dishes, which the bride and groom then have to clean up. It’s said to assist them in practicing to work together when times are tough. Surely there must be other ways than wasting plates though, like try handing them a newborn baby and leaving them alone for a couple of hours – that will do the trick – although the wedding may be called off shortly thereafter! 3 – Sink or swim… This is a tradition that will not be around for very much longer and is called Stilt Fishing. It takes place in Sri Lanka and it came about when there was overfishing near the shores, so the men would fish on top of the water. They would used capsized boats initially, but then developed this unique way of doing it. Some reports suggest that those still using this method are simply there to lure the tourists to the area and not actually catching the fish. 2 - Which witch is which? Over in the Czech Republic they have an annual ritual of burning witches. Before you freak out, they don’t go looking for real witches, rather they celebrate Paleni Carodejnic – which is celebrating the end of winter. In the old days they believed that witches got weaker as the weather got warmer, and it became a tradition to make something that looked like a witch and burn it at the end of April. It’s a very festive and fun evening enjoyed by many! 1...
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Impossible discoveries, from amazing examples of ancient technology, to unexplained objects, ancient texts, and mysterious artifacts that either should not exist or are out of place. Every once in a while, archaeologists make remarkable and bizarre discoveries that cannot be explained, these objects have become known as out of place artifacts, or OOPArts. They often contradicts our existing understanding of history. Do these artifacts prove history wrong? Watch thought provoking, eye opening, extraordinary, awesome documentaries by subscribing and of course hit the bell button twice at the top tight of the screen. We will make each film expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world. We hope you will become aware of many facts you may have been previously unaware of in this Ancient Artifacts Documentary.
Don’t get us wrong. Science has told us a lot of things we wouldn’t be where we are without people learning about technology, biology, astronomy, chemistry--but even with all that, there’s just some things that elude even the smartest scientists. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr Watch our "Evidence That Aliens HAVE Visited Earth " video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL227eb9FSI Watch our "CRAZY Ideas That Actually Worked!" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0n2wEAiOcg Watch our UNBELIEVABLE Items Found After Tsunamis !" video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNNLwdBI7Gk 8. The Legend Behind Stonehenge Looks like we haven’t figured out what in the world Stonehenge was made for. Archaeologists seemed to have booted out all those theories about it being aliens that made Stonehenge and concluded that it was constructed by good old, plain humans. Why was it made though? Have we come any closer in figuring out the purpose behind this ancient monolith formation? Lately, everyone’s been saying it’s a resting place. What’s even more mysterious is that we also haven’t figured out how humans could make something this monumental without industrial tools. 7. Clock, Wheel, or Gear? The answer to the function of the Antikythera Mechanism? All of the above yet not really at the same time. This mechanism surle is a clockwork wheel with at least 30 meshing bronze gears. While we know that it must have been used as a navigational device, on that informed the Ancient Greeks of the movement of the moon, sun, planets, and could predict eclipses, historians also find it hard to fathom that something so old could be so advanced. In layman’s terms, this thing is a super old analog computer. It was said that it could even signal when they would host their next Olympic Games. 6. The Matter With Dark Matter The universe is a vast,wide open place. With all our technology and all the humans investigating everyday and looking into the mystery of outer space, humans only know about 5% of what’s out there in the whole world. Out there in that darkness is dark matter, a form of matter that remains hypothetical when it comes to our planet’s understanding of it. Or this plane-of-existence’s understanding of it, anyway. We don’t know much about dark matter, but we do know that it seems to take up about 80% of the universe. 5. The Placebo Effect Mind over matter, right? It seems that that phrase rings true sometimes in the medical world. All you need is some belief this stuff is working when it’s really sugar pills they’re feeding you. The mind is a powerful, the most powerful thing in your body at times. Scientists can point to instances where the placebo effect helped people recover from whatever they were feeling by simply believing they were taking pills that worked to combat their condition. Entirely convinced of the effectiveness of pill, the mind seems to heal your body. Doctors can’t even tell us with certainty why this works. 4. The Deep Hole On Mars Sounds weird that there’s this huge hole in our neighboring planet but there it is. There’s a huge hole on Mars, one that astronomers over at NASA didn’t know was there until about 2001. A photo taken over the Mars’s south pole reveals that among this terrain full of half a million meteorite impacts is a hug circular pit. The photo, taken by a High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or a HiRise camera, gives us a better, more detailed view of the planet’s surface even from up to 250 miles up. The position of the sun also let scientists see there’s some ice near the bottom on this hole. 3. Tabby,The Megastar A new star has arrived on the scene, except this one-name wonder won’t be knocking anyone off the top 40 Billboard charts. Instead, it’s knocking out everything else. About 1,500l light-years away from Earth is Tabby’s Star, an alien megastructure star also known as KIC 8462851. The average star will dim down atan average rate of 1%. This megastructure star, however, has been experiencing these dimp dips at about 22%. IT can be found in Cygnus constellation. The weird fluctuations in brightness even lead some to believe aliens might have to do with all the dimming since they don’t know what else it could be. 2. The Fantastical And Supernatural One thing scientists have never been able to completely disprove or prove to the rest of the world is the existence of figures such as ghosts, vampires, and even giants. From cryptid legends, strange fossils, to haunted houses, the idea of the fantastical and the supernatural has been a longtime enemy of science since that stuff goes against logic. People who claim to have seen ghosts are convinced of what they saw, even if they can’t prove it afterward. However, there are some scientists that, rather than say people are lying, explain that seeing ghosts is more of a mental phenomenon than something physical.
Our planet holds some pretty exciting things, from hidden histories to surprising mysteries, and we thought we’d give you another look at some of the more excellent finds on the place we call home. Here you’ll find birds bigger than you can fathom, temperatures that were once deemed impossible, devices that we don’t know much about, and much more. So sit back, grab a snack, and get ready for Most Unbelievable Discoveries on Earth!
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4. Absolute Zero
It seems as though absolute zero isn’t so absolute! It was once thought to be the coldest temperature possible, but as some researchers showed a few years back, absolute zero isn’t the coldest that things can go! What temperature is that? Well, it’s negative 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit or negative 273.15 degrees Celsius! Holy moly! When the temperature of an object is taken, the temperature is actually a measure of how much its atoms are moving, and at absolute zero, the particles in things stop moving altogether, therefore, according to the Kelvin scale, nothing can be colder than that. But, a team of scientists in German from Ludwig Maximilian University managed to cool down a cloud of gas atoms inside of a vacuum to below the negative 459.67 point, and the researchers were so surprised with their accomplishment that they didn’t even know what to do with the atoms! They reached temperatures that were a few billionths of a Kelvin below the absolute zero mark, and that’s remarkable! The almost unbelievable temperatures reached are officially the lowest ever found and the gas particles are the coldest things that have ever existed… on our planet, at least.
3. The Tsunamis of Mars
So, there seems to be some proof that Mars could have experienced some powerful tsunamis back in the day, like way, way back in the day, like billions of years ago! We first started to think that there may have been a vast Martian ocean back in the 1990’s when a man named Timothy Parker studied images from NASA’s Viking program and found what might actually be an ancient shoreline on the planet. Since the findings, some scientists have come up with the idea that some of the asteroids that created the pockmarked surface of the planet probably crashed into the giant ocean, which would have, without a doubt, caused tsunamis. And they’ve found some evidence that is compelling enough to pay attention to. There seem to be features known as “thumbprint terrain” near where the tsunamis are thought to have hit, which can be explained by how a tsunami works: in multiple pulses, one on the way inland and one on the way back out to sea. It’s thought that the waves would have reached a massive 300 meters tall but would have died down to roughly 75 or 80 meters by the time they hit the shore. That’s 262.467 feet! The tallest wave ever recorded on Earth was 78 feet tall… just let that sink in.
So, if you haven’t heard of the Antikythera Mechanism yet, it’s time that you learned a little bit about it. It was discovered back in 1900 or 1901, inside of the Antikythera shipwreck off of the Greek island Antikythera… hence the name. It’s believed to have been designed as some kind of ancient analog computer by the Greeks to try and accurately predict eclipses and various astronomical positions. It’s made up of a complex system of at least thirty meshing bronze gears, and detailed imaging suggested that it was made up of 37. It’s also said to have been used to help track the cycle of different athletic games that were similar to the Olympic Games. The intensely technologically advanced mechanism has been dated back to somewhere around 87 BC and was lost just a few short years later, and the shipwreck in which it was found happened around 70 to 60 BC. It’s not exactly known why the mechanism was on board the ship but many think that it was stolen and was being transported from Rhodes to Rome with all sorts of other stolen treasures to support a parade that was being held by none other than Julius Caesar. This just goes to show that ancient civilizations were more advanced than we thought… or was it aliens, man?