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Ancient inhabitants of Easter Island were not as isolated as previously thought, despite being in the middle of the Pacific over a thousand miles from the nearest island.
Experts have put forth new theories as to how Rapa Nui's legendary stone statues were put into place, as well has what may have caused the downfall of the lush forests once found on Easter Island.
Organizers said Tuesday that a boat made from 12,500 plastic bottles will leave New Caledonia for Sydney this week on the final leg of a voyage across the Pacific to raise environmental awareness.
Archaeologists have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island.
A British millionaire says he plans to set sail in a plastic raft to alert the world to a huge floating garbage dump drifting between Hawaii and California. David de Rothschild, 30, of the noted banking family, plans to set sail from San Francisco in April aboard a 60-foot raft of empty plastic water bottles, The Sunday Times of London reported. His destination is a becalmed region known as the north Pacific gyre where plastic waste covers an area five times the size of Britain.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.