Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Acámbaro FIGURES of Mexico

By Fchavez2000 - Own workGFDL, wikimedia

In 1944, German entrepreneur Waldemar Julsrud found a clay figure near the banks of Cerro del Toro in Acámbaro, Guanjato, Mexico. No stranger to the area, Julsrud had contributed to the discovery of Chupicuaro culture in 1923. Yet as he continued to find similar figures, Julsrud began to wonder whether they corresponded to the same ancient people he helped discover more than 20 years before.

According to Julsrud, a more in-depth search revealed that similar figures were quite plentiful so he employed assistants (mostly local farmers) to help him collect the artifacts. Julsrud told him he would pay 1 peso (12 cents) for every piece found and soon gathered an impressive collection. In a short time, the entrepreneur’s rare assortment grew to an envious size—about 32-37,000 figures.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The TEENAGE GIRL who Spends Life in a BOWL

Rahma Haruna | Source

Due to a mysterious condition that causes her arms and legs to stop developing properly, a teenage girl lives her life in a plastic bowl.

But despite being virtually limbless and in constant pain, Rahma Haruna is a bright and happy girl.

The cause of Rahma's condition is unknown, despite her family working hard to find one.

Rahma's father, Hussaini, said: "I've spent 15 years searching for the cure. I farm, go to the market and lots more looking for money to pay for her bills.

Rahma being helped by her loving family | Barcroft

"I sold almost everything in my possession. I have spent more than one million naira (£2,600), so far. Only God knows the real amount of what I had spent."

Rahma's family hope to get the attention of a charity or medical specialist who can help with the teen's daily pain.