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Mysterious Sayhuite Stone Depicts More than 200 Ancient Geometric and Zoomorphic Figures

This huge rock contains answers about the daily lives of the Inca people.

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47 kilometers east of Abancay and 3 hours from the city of Cusco lies the mysterious Sayhuite Stone that contains over 200 geometric and zoomorphic figures like reptiles, frogs, and even cats!

An artist’s rendering of the figures found in the Sayhuite Stone.

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Found at the top of Concacha hill, the giant two-by-four meter rock contains tiny terraces, pond, rivers, tunnels, and irrigation channels. The monolit is also surrounded by large rocks the size of cars that have been shaped as well. While there have been some speculations on the purpose of the Sayhuite Stone, these surrounding rocks still remain a mystery.

These large rocks surrounding the Sayhuite stone are less intricate, but their purpose remains a mystery.

According to researcher Dr. Arlan Andrews, the Sayhuite Stone may have been used by ancient engineers as a scale model to design and test public water projects for the community. In addition to this, it’s said that the rock has been modified several times with new material that alters the path of the water.

The Sayhuite Stone may have been a scale model for water projects.

Due to how advanced these water projects were, the Sayhuite Stone has become the most popular attraction at the archaeological site.

Archaeologists have also determined that the Sayhuite site was a religious center for people, particularly those who worshiped water. People may have held rituals and ceremonies to worship water, as evidenced by the water-like depictions in the carvings.

Modern engineers also speculate that the plans on the Sayhuite Rock may have actually been used by the Incan people. This makes it an important cultural piece that can help archaeologists piece together the daily lives of the Incan people.

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These 7 Wonders of the World Will Soon Be Underwater

Nothing says, “Go and travel right now!” like the fact that your favorite world wonder might be underwater someday.

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Climate change is real, people! Ice sheets in Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic are melting, which means sea levels will rise all over the world. Not only will it threaten coastal communities and ecosystems, but it could also mean that some of our heritage sites may soon require a SCUBA license to see.

According to a 2014 paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters, more than a fifth of UNESCO's 720 World Heritage sites are at risk of flooding or complete submersion by 2100!

If global temperatures reach the 3.6-degree Fahrenheit warming limit set out by the Paris Agreement, these heritage sites will soon become partly or completely submerged below local sea level.

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Wasteland: The Post-Apocalyptic “Mad Max” Festival That Makes Burning Man Look Lame

Experience being one of the few survivors in a post-apocalyptic universe at the Wasteland Festival!

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Imagine a festival where you can immerse yourself in a post-apocalyptic wasteland that combines the best parts of Mad Max, Dune, Borderlands and Fallout. There are only 2,500 people left on the planet divided into themed tribes of Skulduggers and Vermin Vagabonds, and they're all in one patch of dry earth. That's what the Wasteland Festival is all about.

Forget Burning Man! Chaos reigned supreme at the Mojave Desert that was briefly transformed into hell on earth last September. For four days, thousands of "survivors" joined the festivities just east of Bakersfield, California in creatively-constructed jalopies as they marvel at the epic bungee-battles in the venue's Thunderdome.

Wasteland is an immersive experience that requires everyone to wear a costume and stay in character during the festivities. And if you so much as consider crossing over from the fantasy or sci-fi universe, you best get moving because these hardcore survivors are having none of it!

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This Weird Mask Will Surely Make You Hilariously Horrifying This Coming Halloween

Could be NSFW.

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Halloween is all about wearing the scariest, sluttiest, and weirdest thing you can think of - and we've seen LOTS of weird Halloween looks all around. But one look at this mask and I say this takes the cake for one of the most "horrifying" accessories around. Because nothing can make one feel more spooked out, grossed out, or even make you laugh out loud than a head mask that looks like the female genitalia.

This is probably the weirdest Halloween mask you'll see this year - a female genitalia-inspired mask!

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If you ask me, it looks like Lord Voldemort's face with a clitty for a nose. Looking at its monstrously realistic glory, I bet you want to ask Why?!? Why make something like this and who would want to wear it?!? and fight the urge to vomit or get into a fetal position and try to un-see the disturbing imagery.

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