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Scientists used satellite imagery just north of Cadiz, Spain, and found what they believe to be the lost city! It is believed that the entire city became submerged after being hit by a tsunami. The scientists were tipped off to Atlantis' location by clues left behind by the city's survivors. Various "memorial cities", replicas of Atlantis, have been located in central Spain.
In the past, researchers had relied on the writings of Ancient Greek philosopher Plato and assumed that the city was somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea. The recent focus on the coast of Spain for the city was inspired by the discovery of the memorial cities.
The zygomaticus major, a facial muscle, is attached to the skin of your cheeks. Dimples appear when the muscle pulls hard enough on your cheeks to cause visible indentations on your face. This usually occurs when we speak or smile, when the muscle is contracting. For some people, the dimples are always there. This occurs when the muscle is too short.
This is a condition that is extremely common among children. As they get older the dimples usually begin to disappear. For those whose dimples don't go away, they can take solace in the fact that surveys show that people find dimples to be more attractive. In rare cases, some people have a shortened zygomaticus major on one side and not the other, leading to only one dimple.
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Scientists in Israel managed to coax plant growth from ancient Judean date palm seeds! The seeds were discovered at an archaeological dig in Masada, the site of an ancient Jewish desert fortress, and have been dated (excuse the pun!) at around 2,000 years old.
The plant, nicknamed Methusaleh after an extremely old dude in the Bible, grew to at least 4 feet tall. The researchers hope that the date palm can be used to revive old forms of medicine thought to have been lost for ages.
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|Image courtesy of Kevin Van Aelst|
This observation was originally made by astronaut Gerry Carr aboard Skylab, America's first space station. Earth's diameter is about 7,900 miles and its atmosphere is about 62 miles thick. This means the diameter of the Earth is about 127 times the thickness of its atmosphere! The ratio for a given apple is somewhere around 80 millimeters wide to a skin thickness of 1.1 mm (depending on the size of your apple). Using these dimensions, Earth's atmosphere is actually THINNER than the skin of an apple in comparison to the Earth and the rest of the apple. It seems the sky is not as limitless as we may have thought!
The full quote from Carr.
This blog did the calculations to back up Carr's observation.