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Hey America, Is Your Head Big Or Is It Just Me?
2012-05-30 13:45:31

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Americans are known to be a large, boisterous, get-your-own kind of people. Look at our heritage: Our ancestors didn´t like to be pushed around and told how to live, so they just left to start their own country. We wanted to spread across the nation, so we headed off to the West on our own. We´re a proud nation built on a do-it-yourself mentality. As such, is it so hard to believe that we have a big head when it comes to our achievements?...

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2008-07-09 16:50:00

With the summer blockbuster success of the latest installment of the Indian Jones saga, the public has been fascinated by the history of the mysterious crystal skulls. Starting Thursday, the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History is putting its crystal skull on display for all to see. "People like to believe in something greater than themselves and crystal skulls are mysterious and beautiful," said Smithsonian anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh. She said the skulls are a fascinating example...

2008-05-25 15:39:41

Indiana Jones returns May 22 in the long-anticipated film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Indy, of course, is not just a globetrotting adventurer but also an archaeologist. In most of the Indiana Jones films, the stories by George Lucas involve some mysterious, long-lost artifact. In "Raiders of the Lost Ark," it was of course the Ark of the Covenant; in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," it was the Holy Grail. This time Indy battles menacing...

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2008-05-13 09:00:00

There is a legend that the ancient Maya possessed 13 crystal skulls which, when united, hold the power of saving the Earth -- a tale so strange and fantastic that it inspired the latest Indiana Jones movie. Experts dismiss the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century. But Mayan priests worship the skulls, even today, and real- life skull hunters still search for them. The true story of the skulls stretches over...

2006-04-05 08:09:49

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported. The skulls, wrapped in a plastic bag, were found on March 26 by a herdsman in a ravine in an outlying mountain area of Tianzhu Tibetan autonomous county, a source with the Ministry of Public Security was quoted as saying. Local police initially suspected that the skulls belonged...

2006-04-05 05:56:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said on Wednesday that 121 skulls found in the isolated western province of Gansu were human and had been hacked from their bodies after death, Xinhua news agency reported. The skulls, wrapped in a plastic bag, were found on March 26 by a herdsman in a ravine in an outlying mountain area of Tianzhu Tibetan autonomous county, a source with the Ministry of Public Security was quoted as saying. Local police initially suspected that the skulls belonged...

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2005-11-09 16:05:00

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- It's a tradition people outside Bolivia might find creepy: families perch human skulls on altars, revering them and asking them for protection and good luck. On Tuesday, the skulls were gussied up and taken to cemeteries, where the families crowned them with flowers and filled their jaws with lit cigarettes. The chapel in La Paz's main cemetery was filled with hundreds of people jockeying to get their skull, or "natita," in a good position for a special annual Mass....


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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