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Friday, February 05, 2010

Two of Easter Island's iconic Moai statues emit dangerously high levels of radiation.

See also:
- Mysterious Places: Easter Island
- National Atomic Museum

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  • Just two of them, huh? Isn't it amazing (and implausible) that two of the Moai statues are radioactive, but not the others, when they were made from the same stone?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2007 11:08 PM  

  • There are so many theories about Easter Isle and being a paranormal enthusiasts I can believe that only two stones releases radiation. Hell so people believe we landed on the moon, you don't hear me laughing at them. The past is so full of unanswered mysterious, that unless we could build a time machine, will just remain hidden.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 29, 2007 11:09 PM  

  • American astronauts DID land on the Moon. I'm so sick and tired of hearing people imply that they haven't. There are mountains upon mountains of evidence to support the idea that the Moon landings occured exactly as history reports them. There is no, I repeat, NO credible evidence to the contrary.

    And what "theories" suggest that any of the Moai are radioactive? I haven't been able to find any corroborating evidence, anywhere. In fact, I used three search engines to search for any hint of a link between the two. The only site that popped up on all three engines was this one.

    In short, there's no credible evidence that ANY of the Moai are dangerously radioactive. If somebody can point me to ONE credible piece of corroborating evidence (and credible means "not supernatural"), I'll gladly recant my criticism. Until then, I remain convinced that this "fact," and most of the others on this website, are completely made up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 01, 2007 5:59 PM  

  • i have a bit of a hard time beleiving some of that.. get soem betetr facts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2007 2:51 PM  

  • i don`t like this site its a bad site.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2007 2:52 PM  

  • Great Stuff!

    BTW, (for the above comments:

    You were TOLD Americans landed on the moon. You SAW something on TV, which can be faked.

    There was a movie that put out the evidence, which was given to them by NASA, that shows the astronauts faking the 1/2 way to the moon speech with Houston! It is NASA's own documentary footage that proves it.

    People, you really need to look at History without the rose colored glasses!!

    Russia was the Space Race Winner and they decided not to go to the moon because they kept losing monkeys due to radiation damage!!

    America decided to use the standard Intelligence Op and fake it!!

    By Blogger Tracy V, at November 12, 2007 12:58 AM  

  • Some people on this site are very immature... who knows what really happened on the moon, who cares... who says that the statues are radioactive... if you all want to get so radical everything could be made up... what really matters is how you percieve things... if you want to beleive stuff, make sure you have evidence to support it, everyone is entitled to their own opinions... there was obviously some sort of beings on Easter Isle, and so far, they've found human bones, so I don't believe that aliens or such crap zapped down to earth and decided to make some huge statues of heads... real logical...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 13, 2007 10:18 AM  

  • Y the American's think they r the best????they didnt land on moon 4 sure...no point to argue in that....2 stones might be radioactive,or they might not be.....what the fucking (over)confidence the american's have that they say they landed on moon....and the 2 stones r not radioactive....??? fuck u americs...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 13, 2007 5:40 AM  

  • Haha, the jokes on us. The heads actually have bodies underneath them and in 2012 they'll wake up and do an Irish Jig on the White House. I found 23423432 credible sources for this. Anyone who can disprove this is a liar or a baby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 14, 2007 12:51 AM  

  • Does anybody else realize that this website is reusing facts from like a year ago?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 24, 2009 8:39 AM  

  • This site has been recycling the same "facts" for a little over the 3 years i have been coming here.

    For a while there we had a pretty awesome scene with the comments with infighting and some funny ass responses and stuff.
    It seems evident that the site is on some sort of autopilot though; The only thing that ever changes on Factropolis are the comments.

    By Blogger E rock, at April 29, 2009 2:03 AM  

  • HA! i love the comment about the Easter isle heads doing a jig in 2012. some people are just silly. as for the moon, who gives a crap. its the fucking MOON. nothing there, so i'm not worried about it. and if it really didn't happen then shut up and let people believe what they want. that event gave a lot of people hope at a serious time, just let them enjoy it, you asses. its like telling a kid theres no santa clause, cruel.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 13, 2010 10:28 AM  

  • who gives a crap about the moon? but this website is so terrible its the only interesting thing i read. so go on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2010 7:16 PM  

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