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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.”


9 Interesting Facts About Al Capone

The Scarface was indeed a strange and interesting guy.

Almost everyone in this world knows Al Capone as someone who was badass. Widely known as “Scarface,” the notorious US gangster was among America’s most feared gang leaders. And, of course, there was every reason to be. Although the infamous (and bloody) St. Valentine’s Day Massacre brought him his downfall, this guy lived to be a legend.

The massacre, in particular, saw at least seven rival gang members brutally gunned down. Unfortunately for Capone, this severely damaged his public reputation. This mess particularly hurt his image in Chicago where he had built up his criminal empire.

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What Would You Do If Your Car’s Gas Pedal Gets Stuck?

There could be a few reasons why your gas pedal gets stuck, but do you know what to do if something like this happens?

It does not happen very often, but it is possible for your car’s gas pedal to get stuck. Obviously, the situation can be frightening and traumatizing (not to mention it is extremely dangerous). But if you stay calm and act accordingly, it can be overcome.

Usually, a broken or faulty gas pedal is due to mechanical malfunctions. It can also be caused by a floor mat that has wedges preventing the pedal from working accordingly. Not to worry, though – there is a strategy to counter this scary situation.

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If You Can Solve This Riddle, You Can Get Hired at Google!

So do you have what it takes?

Pet-friendly workplace. Free gourmet food everyday. Massage services. These are only some of the awesome perks that Google employees get from their company so it's no surprise that web-based workers would kill to work there. Of course, you have to be really smart, among other things, to get your foot in the door.

Rumor has it that Google uses a particular riddle when interviewing candidates. If you can solve this brain teaser, you may just have a chance to be a Noogler - that's what Google affectionately calls their new hires.

You don't need to have the brain of a nuclear physicist to solve this, but you do have to be creative. This tests one's problem-solving skills. So here it is.

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