The Great Pyramid of Giza — which was built 4,500 years ago — is located at Al Haram in the Giza Governorate of Egypt. It is considered one of the world’s most distinguished landmarks. People have marveled over the sheer majesty of its construction.
The 455 foot-tall pyramid — which is also called the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops — is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the area’s pyramid complex. It has the distinction of being the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It’s also the only one to remain largely intact.
It's the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Scholars have remarked that the engineering used in building the Great Pyramid of Giza was ahead of its time. There are even those who claim that technology from alien life forms was used to build the pyramid.
Indeed, it turns out that the pyramid still has a few surprises that don’t involve aliens.
A study conducted by the Glen Dash Research Foundation and the Ancient Egypt Research Associates just found out that it doesn’t have a perfectly square base.
It's 455 feet tall.
Engineer Glen Dash and Egyptologist Mark Lehner had looked for the original edges of the pyramid. They managed to pinpoint 84 points of the original boundary around the pyramid’s 3,020-foot periphery.
With the said measurements as base, they then plotted out the lengths of the pyramid’s four sides. The east side measured between 755.561 and 755.817 feet in length. The west side, though, measured between 755.833 and 756.024 feet in length. That means the west side could be more than 5.5 inches longer than the east side.
Bottom line: The pyramid is has a slightly lopsided west-facing edge.
Nobody can tell that it’s slightly lopsided, right?
Then again, the imperfection of the pyramid is barely noticeable to everyone else. This “new secret” doesn’t take away anything from its awesome appearance. It’s still quite an engineering feat, considering that it was done thousands of years ago.
NASA Scientists Discover Earth’s Second Moon
Surprise! NASA scientists say the Earth has had a second, mini-moon for the past 100 years.
We've always thought that the Earth just had one moon. However, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists have revealed that the Earth has had a second, mini-moon for the past 100 years. The NASA team, however, only spotted it last April.
This second moon is actually a recently captured asteroid that the scientists are calling it "2016 HO3." As far as heavenly bodies go, it's relatively small. It measures 120 feet long and 300 feet wide. This explains why it took so long for scientists to discover its presence.
The "mini-moon" was discovered last April.
Finally, Someone Invented and Tested A Hoverboard That Actually Flies
This could be the most awesome futuristic ride.
With how fast the world is changing and greatest technological innovations are coming left and right, it's not surprising to get a taste of the future and be blown away by some 'out of this world' stuff that we used to only read in books or watch in 'sci-fi flicks. 'The future is here and now,' so they say.
At first glance, you might remember Green Goblin's glider from the Spiderman movie or another version from the classic film 'Back to the Future.' But this is no movie though. This is the real deal.
Zapata Racing, a company known for creating water and jet ski powered hoverboards uploaded a video which quickly went viral, now with almost 5 million views on YouTube. It features French jet ski champion Franky Zapata with his latest and futuristic aircraft-- the Flyboard Air or the so-called 'revolutionary hoverboard.'
86-Year-Old Grandma Gains Fame For Most Polite Google Search
The woman’s impeccable manners has charmed practically everyone — including the folks at Google.
On June 9, Ben Eckersley visited his grandmother May Ashworth at her home in England's Greater Manchester area. He happened to see her laptop, which had the Google tab open. He chuckled when he saw what he had searched for. She had typed these exact words on the Google search box: "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you."
For his part, Eckersley found his grandmother's polite Google search adorable. So, he took a photo of the laptop's screen and then shared it on Twitter, where he uses the handle @Push10Ben. He thought nothing of it and was even shocked when it went viral.
The most polite Google search ever.
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