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New Forensic Analysis Points to Possible Remains of Amelia Earhart

The bones were found on a remote island in the South Pacific.

The mystery of whatever happened to Amelia Earhart might finally be solved. New research from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville suggests that the bones found on a remote island in the South Pacific could be the legendary female pilot’s.

Bone measurement analysis was done on the remains. The bones were previously measured and analyzed by physician D. W. Hoodless in 1940. Back then, he concluded that the bones were of a man.

Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology and director emeritus of UT’s Forensic Anthropology Center, re-examined the bone measurements.

Jantz used several modern techniques to study the remains, including Fordisc, a computer program that estimates sex, ancestry, and stature using skeletal measurements. He found that Hoodless’ conclusions were wrong. Jantz’s data show that the remains have more similarity to Earhart than to 99 percent of individuals in a large reference sample.

The new development is thanks to advancements in technology and forensic anthropology.

The paper states:

“Forensic anthropology was not well developed in the early 20th century. There are many examples of erroneous assessments by anthropologists of the period. We can agree that Hoodless may have done as well as most analysts of the time could have done, but this does not mean his analysis was correct.”

Earhart is known for being the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

She mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific, and many believed she died in a plane crash. She and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were never seen again. One theory is that Earhart died as a castaway on the island of Nikumaroro. According to the paper:

“Earhart was known to have been in the area of Nikumaroro Island, she went missing, and human remains were discovered which are entirely consistent with her and inconsistent with most other people.”

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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