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How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The famous statues of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, are best known for their deep-set eyes and long ears.They also sport impressive multi-tonne hats made from a different rock type.Quite how these pukao, as they are known, were transported and placed atop the statues has long been a puzzle.But now American archaeologists believe they have a clearer understanding. The giant hats were moved with minimal effort and resources using a ramp and rope technique, they say. "The fact that they successfully assembled these monuments is a clear signal of the engineering prowess of the prehistoric Rapanui people," said Sean Hixon, lead author and graduate student in anthropology, at Penn State. ...
1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

1982 World Cup All-Star Team: Who were the players voted best in Spain?

Sports
The 2018 World Cup is just around the corner, so talkSPORT.com are trawling through the archives to relive past tournaments.Today we are taking a look at the 1982 edition; held in Spain and won by Italy, it is widely regarded as one of the last truly great tournaments. You had a brilliant Brazil team headlined by Zico, Socrates and Falcao, and you had the eventual champions dumping them out the finals against all the odds. Hungary equalled the largest ever margin of victory in a World Cup match when they beat El Salvador 10-1, and France and West Germany played out a semi-final regarded by Michel Platini as the ‘most beautiful game’ he ever played in. Platini was one of the stars of the tournament, but who else caught the eye in Spain? The World Cup All-Star Team is named to re...
We asked how Trump's tax cuts were affecting CNNMoney readers. Hundreds responded

We asked how Trump's tax cuts were affecting CNNMoney readers. Hundreds responded

Finance
Why you should double check your bigger paycheckWhen the new federal income tax cuts went into effect at the beginning of the year, the White House said 90% of workers should see more in their take-home pay. But a majority of CNNMoney readers said they aren't really feeling the difference in their paychecks. Of the 550 readers who responded to a questionnaire, nearly 60% said they either aren't seeing any extra take-home pay, or if they are, it's too small to improve their financial well-being. Another 11% said their take-home pay went up by between $ 100 and $ 199 per paycheck or per month, while another 9% reported getting between $ 200 and $ 1,000 extra. Those who reported getting extra money most commonly said they were using it for everything from buying gas and food to saving to p...
Masters of disguise- Do you recognise the legends who were transformed for their films?

Masters of disguise- Do you recognise the legends who were transformed for their films?

Entertainment
CAPITALThis aussie actress is well-known for her role in Lord of the RingsBut if a role requires it then Tinseltown’s finest love nothing more than an extreme makeover.1.Not perhaps the obvious choice to play Bob Dylan, this Aussie star is better known for appearing in Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit and Thor: Ragnarok.NCBERRY GOOD: This Bond star is unrecognisable2.There’s Berry little chance of spotting who this crazy character is in real life – and you’d never believe there was a Bond star under all that make-up.SPORTPHOTOIt's hard to tell who this actress is in a fat suit3. With her goat’s milk cleanses, cabbage dumpling and coffee enemas, this health-conscious actress would never have actually got fat for a film.SGPGREASE LIGHTNING: This star is usually look neat and clean4. This Hollyw
Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho – Footballers who were so good, they received standing ovations from opposition fans

Ronaldo, Messi and Ronaldinho – Footballers who were so good, they received standing ovations from opposition fans

Sports
The original Ronaldo was a terrifying prospect for opposition defenders on his day, and Manchester United fans can attest to this. When the Galacticos arrived at Old Trafford, Ronaldo put on a clinical finishing display and scored an incredible hat-trick. When he left the pitch, Old Trafford stood and applauded as one to celebrate the Brazilian’s performance.Thursday, April 5, 2018Football fans can be a fickle bunch at times, with their opinions on players changing quicker than the wind.In case you didn’t notice, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pretty decent bicycle kick last night, and even managed to earn the adulation of Juventus fans.With their side being dismantled, the Italian supporters showed incredible grace and dignity in standing in unison to applaud the Portuguese’s moment of magic.