Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ancient Aliens The Series By History Channel

[01] Pilot - Ancient Aliens: Chariots, Gods & Beyond - March 8, 2009
The pilot presents the views of author Erich von Däniken who theorized that advanced beings from another world visited primitive humans, gave them the knowledge of the solar system, concepts of engineering and mathematics, and became the basis for their religions and cultures as he claims are evidenced by ancient monuments such as the Nazca Lines, the Pyramids of Giza and the Moai statues of Easter Island.

[02] Season 1 Episode 1 - The Evidence - April 20, 2010
This episode suggests that aliens made contact with primitive humans, and cites as evidence, Indian Sanskrit texts that are suggested to describe flying machines called Vimanas; Egyptian megaliths that are said to show precision cutting work thought to be too advanced for the time; and Jewish Zohar writings that are said to describe a "manna machine" similar to chlorella algae processing of today.

[03] Season 1 Episode 2 - The Visitors - April 27, 2010
The episode proposes that alien visitations have occurred around the globe, and cites as evidence, claims that the Dogon people were given galactic knowledge by a star god; the Hopi and Zuni celebrations of Kachinas (or "gods from the sky") that are symbolized with headdress that are said to resemble modern space helmets; and that the Chinese Huangdi was a Han leader who came to Earth on a yellow dragon which is suggested to have been a metaphor for a spaceship.

[04] Season 1 Episode 3 - The Mission - May 4, 2010
This episode posits that extraterrestrials have a mission plan for Earth and mankind, and cites as evidence, Sumerian tablets that allegedly describe the Anunnaki as a race of creatures that came to Earth to mine gold; the purpose of cattle mutilations; the mile-long "band of holes" near Pisco, Peru; Egyptian hieroglyphs that are said to depict hybrid creatures that are part man/part animal; and crystal skulls and crop circles that are said to contain messages from aliens.

[05] Season 1 Episode 4 - Closer Encounters - May 18, 2010
This episode suggests that alien encounters have been documented in various historical texts, citing as evidence, the 13th century book Otia Imperialia which describes an incident in Bristol, England ascribed to UFOs; the log entries of Christopher Columbus that report lights in the sky; stories of cigar-shaped craft allegedly seen over Europe during the Black Plague; and Medieval art that supposedly depicts disc-shaped objects floating in the heavens.

[06] Season 1 Episode 5 - The Return - May 25, 2010
This episode proposes that aliens have contacted man as recently as the 20th century, citing examples such as the Battle of Los Angeles and the Roswell UFO Incident. It also looks at the modern SETI project and speculates what would happen if aliens answered back; what protocols exist to determine who would speak on behalf of mankind, and how we would communicate.

[07] Season 2 Episode 1 - Mysterious Places - October 28, 2010
This episode examines locations around the Earth that are proposed "hot spots" of UFO activity; such as the Bermuda Triangle; Mexico's "Zone of Silence" an area of land said to naturally disrupt radio signals; the portal-like structure at Peru's Puerta de Hayu Marka; and the curious rock formations of the Markawasi Plateau.

[08] Season 2 Episode 2 - Gods and Aliens - November 4, 2010
This episode looks at legends about powerful gods and fearsome monsters that are said to have similarities between them even though these legends are found in different cultures separated by vast distances, and this episode also suggests that these legends may be eyewitness accounts of alien visitations. Also discussed are tales of gods interacting with humans, imparting wisdom and technology and impregnating women to create demigods who are supposedly the offspring of human/alien unions.

[09] Season 2 Episode 3 - Underwater Worlds - November 11, 2010
This episode suggests that various underwater structures and ruins said to have been found around the globe may have been used by extraterrestrials; such as the temple ruins found under Lake Titicaca in Peru; the geometric structures of Yonaguni off the coast of Japan, and ancient Indian texts that allegedly describe other sunken cities yet to be discovered.

[10] Season 2 Episode 4 - Underground Aliens - November 18, 2010
This episode hypothesizes that various underground places may have been extraterrestrial lairs; such as a lost cave in Ecuador said to hold metal tablets containing alien knowledge; the underground city of Derinkuyu in Turkey; Native American legends of "inner-earth" beings; and rumors of a secret U.S. Military-base supposedly built alongside aliens inside the Archuleta Mesa near Dulce, New Mexico.

[11] Season 2 Episode 5 - Aliens and the Third Reich - November 25, 2010
This episode speculates that Nazi Germany had experimented with advanced alien technology and built flying machines; such as the Haunebu and the Die Glocke (The Bell); and rumors that some of this technology may have made its way to the United States and helped jump start the Apollo program.

[12] Season 2 Episode 6 - Alien Tech - December 2, 2010
This episode proposes that some advanced weapon technologies currently in development, such as laser and sonic weapons, are rediscovered technologies used by advanced beings in the past. Also discussed are theories that aliens provided gravity manipulation devices to help man construct colossal stone structures around the world.

[13] Season 2 Episode 7 - Angels and Aliens - December 9, 2010
This episode looks at various stories of angelic visitations that to some ancient astronaut theorists read more like alien encounters than divine appearances, and suggests they are not supernatural beings, but visitors from distant planets.

[14] Season 2 Episode 8 - Unexplained Structures - December 16, 2010
This episode suggests that various sites around the world; such as Göbekli Tepe in Turkey; the Incan ruins of Sacsayhuamán in Peru; the Carnac stones of France; and Zorats Karer in Armenia, show construction techniques and mathematical concepts that were not believed to have been known at the time, and that this knowledge was gained from alien visitors.

[15] Season 2 Episode 9 - Alien Devastations - December 23, 2010
This episode surmises that aliens may have caused various disasters, as depicted in the Bible and other texts, or even tried to warn man of them; such as Noah of the Great Flood. Also proposed is that some disasters ushered changes in human evolution and that our leaps in technology over the centuries were achieved with alien help.

[16] Season 2 Episode 10 - Alien Contacts - December 30, 2010
This episode proposes that extraterrestrials may have contacted various humans throughout history, such as Moses and Joan of Arc, to help guide and inspire them to achieve great things; or to pass on important messages for humanity; such as a supposed binary message given to a UFO-contactee during the 1980 Rendlesham Forest incident who believes it is the coordinates to a mythical island called Hy-Brazil.

[17] Season 3 Episode 1 - Aliens and the Old West - July 28, 2011
Opening with clips from the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens, this episode looks at American Old West legends that may have involved ET contact, such as the Aurora, Texas UFO incident where a local cemetery claims to hold a body from an 1897 UFO crash; Native American legends surrounding the Serpent mound in Adams County, Ohio; reports of a Thunderbird that periodically emerged from California's Elizabeth Lake, and a story of ranchers shooting at "metallic birds" near Tombstone, Arizona.

[18] Season 3 Episode 2 - Aliens and Monsters - August 4, 2011
This episode examines modern-day genetic engineering, cloning and hybridization technology, and suggests that such technology could have been used by ancient aliens in the past to manipulate mankind and the environment. Also theorized are that the legends of creatures, such as the Chimera and Hydra, and humanoids, such as the Minotaur and Medusa, may have been encounters with beings created through alien animal/human hybrid experimentation.

[19] Season 3 Episode 3 - Aliens and Sacred Places - August 11, 2011
This episode suggests that some of mankind's most sacred places, such as Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock; the Kaaba stone at the Islam shrine at Mecca; the temples of the Ajanta Caves in India; the churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia that are carved out of rock; and the ancient city of Baalbek in Lebanon which was allegedly built with a "landing pad" of monolithic rock, were points of contact by alien beings.

[20] Season 3 Episode 4 - Aliens and Temples of Gold - August 18, 2011
This episode suggests that aliens came to Earth to mine gold. Examined are the legends of cities of gold such as El Dorado and Paititi; Lake Puray in Peru where UFO sightings may be linked to gold beneath the lake; the gold-creating device called the Philosopher's Stone; the Hall of Records beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza, (suggested to be a repository of ancient knowledge); a Medieval church in the French village of Rennes-le-Château that may hold the secrets of alchemy; and Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel where a helix-shaped pillar, (suggested to represent DNA), may be the hiding place of the Holy Grail.

[21] Season 3 Episode 5 - Aliens and Mysterious Rituals - August 25, 2011
This episode proposes that various ancient sites and the rituals performed there, such as at the Mayan temple of El Castillo, Chichen Itza; the Celtic Beltane Festival; the ceremonies of the Kayapo people of Brazil; coronation ceremonies and the symbolic meanings of thrones, crowns and scepters; Native American and Shamanistic chants and prayers; and the ritual of the Catholic Mass, were not to praise mythical gods, but to reenact contact and communication with alien beings.

[22] Season 3 Episode 6 - Aliens and Ancient Engineers - September 1, 2011
This episode suggests that several ancient sites were built with help from aliens. Examples given are the ruins of Ollantaytambo in Peru, (an Inca city believed built atop a far older and more advanced-built fortress); the pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico, (which use heat and radiation shielding Mica in their engineering); the temples of Vijayanagara in India, (suggested to have been designed to tap into cosmic energy); the temples of Karnak in Egypt, (which show symmetrical and precision sculpting believed unobtainable by primitive hand tools); and the ancient ruins on Malta, (whose designs seems to have incorporated an acoustic energy technology).

[23] Season 3 Episode 7 - Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics - September 8, 2011
This episode suggests that some plagues and diseases were brought on by pathogens of extraterrestrial origin. Examples given are sudden pandemics such as the Spanish Influenza, the Plague of Athens, the Justinian Plague and the Black Plague, which were accompanied by reports of unusual celestial phenomena, and the appearance of strange creatures and objects in the sky; ancient carvings of figures dressed in what are suggested to be hazmat suits; unexplained illnesses that have appeared after meteor impacts, NASA experiments with bacteria and extremophiles that can survive in the extreme conditions of space; and the recent appearance of unusual medical conditions such as Morgellons Disease.

[24] Season 3 Episode 8 - Aliens and Lost Worlds - September 15, 2011
This episode suggests that various past civilizations were ruled by otherworldly beings. Examined are carvings in the Mayan city of Copán that are suggested to depict kings dressed in spacesuits; the Greek and Persian temples of Nemrud Dagi in Turkey, constructed by King Antiochus who some believe had advanced knowledge of astronomy and access to "magical" technology; the Nazca people of Peru who elongated their skulls to possibly mimic beings they encountered; the Moai statues of Easter Island that may have been erected with anti-gravity technology, and the Garden of Eden which may have been an alien laboratory for the creation of mankind.

[25] Season 3 Episode 9 - Aliens and Deadly Weapons - September 22, 2011
This episode suggests that the development of various weapons throughout history may have been guided by aliens. Examined are ancient legends that speak of fire and the secrets of metalworking as gifts from the gods; stories of divine weapons such as the sword Excalibur as possibly given its power from an alien source; the mystery of Greek fire, a gift from angels for the Byzantines; the development of the complicated chemistry involved in gun powder by the ancient Chinese; the writings of the ancient Hindu Mahabharata that speaks of high tech weapons such as guided missiles, beam weapons and nuclear devices used by the gods; and the Cambodian tales of Preah Pisnulok who wielded a blazing sword reminiscent of the science-fictional lightsaber.

[26] Season 3 Episode 10 - Aliens and Evil Places - September 28, 2011
This episode examines various places on Earth that are associated with evil and death, and suggests that they may have otherworldly connections, such as being dumping grounds for dangerous alien waste material or containing portals to other realms. Featured are Japan's Aokigahara "Suicide Forest" near Mt. Fuji, where countless people have gone to die; Russia's remote Mt. Otorten "Mountain of Death" where in 1959, nine hikers were found burned and mutilated by an undetermined cause; Australia's Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) where people have mysteriously disappeared in the area, and the "Valley of the Dead" at Yakutia, Russia, where unexplained deaths and illnesses are attributed to a possible underground alien base.

[27] Season 3 Episode 11 - Aliens and The Founding Fathers - October 5, 2011
This episode suggests that some of the alleged secret messages and symbolism surrounding the founding of the United States have connections to extraterrestrials.

[28] Season 3 Episode 12 - Aliens and Deadly Cults - October 12, 2011
This episode examines various cults around the world that have committed horrific acts of violence, murder and suicide, and suggests that some may have been influenced by aliens with a sinister agenda.

[29] Season 3 Episode 13 - Aliens and the Secret Code - October 19, 2011
This episode theorizes that various megalithic structures around the world contain hidden messages in their architecture that connect their creation to otherworldly visitors.

[30] Season 3 Episode 14 - Aliens and Aliens and the Undead - October 26, 2011
This episode discusses the possibility of life after death, the beliefs associated with it in various cultures and raises the question of whether certain rituals can be attributed to ancient aliens.

[31] Season 3 Episode 15 - Aliens, Gods and Heroes - November 16, 2011
This episode looks into various legends about gods and heroes and surmises that the existence of such beings was not only possible, but that they were also beings of extraterrestrial origin.

[32] Season 3 Episode 16 - Aliens and the Creation of Man - November 23, 2011
This episode asks why humans are so different from other lifeforms on Earth, and delves into the ideas that unexplained advances in human evolution were the work of interstellar beings.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

It has been a long time..

Since I made my last post... Been really busy lately, guess more than lately.. Haha.. Happy to see that visitorship still growing despite not posting any new stuff here.

I'll try to post more here..

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Version of WorldCup 2010

Today is the first match of the Round of 16. Will this all come true?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Firestorm victims launch suit against Singapore Power

Victims of Australia's deadly 2009 firestorm have launched legal action against a Singapore power firm alleging poorly-maintained electrical wires sparked the blaze, reports said on Saturday.

Lawyers representing almost 600 people lodged a class action in Victoria's Supreme Court against Singapore Power for allegedly failing to maintain an ageing line, which fell and started the Feb 7 fire at Kilmore East.

It was the deadliest blaze of 'Black Saturday', Australia's worst natural disaster, claiming 119 of the 173 lives lost. Legal firm Maurice Blackburn said the suit could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

They have heard strong evidence at the Royal Commission (into the fires) that Singapore Power could have taken a number of steps to prevent the devastating Kilmore East-Kinglake bushfire. The electricity distribution companies are commercial enterprises that have a responsibility to ensure that public safety is not compromised simply in order to keep costs down. Singapore Power's failures have had very tragic consequences.

The action currently has 598 plaintiffs but could grow to as many as 1,300, including people who lost family members in the fire, suffered physical injuries and lost property, or had ongoing psychological damage, The Age said. It will allege Singapore Power failed to fit a A$10 (S$12) anti-vibration device to guard against metal fatigue and that the circuit-breaker system was not adequate for a dry, windy, fire-prone area.

The 1.1km single-strand line, one of the longest in Victoria, was only checked every five years and rust and wire deterioration could not be detected by ground crews, the case will also claim. Unusually for an Australian civil case, Maurice Blackburn has asked that it be decided by a jury instead of a judge. The Black Saturday fires rushed into small communities with little warning, killing 173 residents as they sheltered in their homes, or fled in cars. Entire towns were razed, reducing more than 2,000 homes to ash.

Woodlands Waterfront

The northern region of Singapore now has a new leisure destination - Woodlands Waterfront (Former RMN Barracks). The park was designed with community-based events in mind & phase 1 opened up three hectares of the Woodlands Waterfront.

Here's the photo I took for my short 30min first visit to the park...

6 Jun 2010 - Woodlands Waterfront

Although only one-third of the park area has been opened, URA said that the main features are already in place. One is a playground that's not just for children. Youths can also seek thrills at the two-storey Skywalk and crawl through the playground's tree pods.

The waterfront park, which overlooks the Straits of Johor, will also feature a refurbished 400-metre jetty - a reminder that the park used to be occupied by warehouses. The remaining six hectares of the Woodlands Waterfront will be opened by the end of the year, with features like the Catilevered Promenade, nature area, trails and green spaces.

When fully completed, the Woodlands Waterfront will be linked to the nearby Admiralty Park and the park connector along Woodlands Centre Road and Admiralty West. The Woodlands Waterfront will also add on to 1.5km of the 150km-Round Island Route, which allows seamless strolling, jogging or cycling around Singapore.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Miss My Micro Machines Collection

Sometime back, Melvin bought this set of toy car for Jotham & I was there thinking of my Micro Machines Collection already. Don't know when, don't know how & don't know why all my Micro Machines suddenly went missing. The chances of finding them again is zero as they are all off the shelf of all toys store. For now, only eBay sells it.

Micro Machines: The Original Scale Miniatures (called either "Micro Machines" or simply "Micros") were a line of toys originally made by Galoob (now part of Hasbro) in the mid 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Galoob licensed the idea behind Micro Machines from Clem Heeden, a toy inventor from Wisconsin. Micro Machines were tiny scale component style "playsets" and vehicles that were slightly larger than N scale.

For afew years, Micro Machines was the largest selling toy car line in the US with total Micro Machine sales exceeding the total $ sales of the combined sales of Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Majorette the next top selling lines. Micro Machines had a well-known advertising campaign in the 1980s involving fast-talker John Moschitta, Jr. who would speak very fast in their TV commercials, ending each one with the slogan "If it doesn't say Micro machines, it's not the real thing".

Here's a quick recap...

Xiao Huang's New Friends - The Chinchilla

Xiao Huang recently just made 2 new Chinchilla friends. We name them Xiao Hei & Xiao Hui for the time being as we are not the owner. They will be under our care till end of the year when Jully's Sister, Tina, new place is ready. They have been here for a week or so & its really fun taking care of them. Think they will make great picture with my 50mm f1.8 Prime.

Observed their behavior for afew days & the sound they make caught my attention. Wonder if they are not used to or don't like what's going on in their new environment. Hope they will like their new home for the months ahead.

Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels, and are native to the Andes mountains in South America. Along with their relatives, viscachas, they comprise the family Chinchillidae.

The animal whose name literally means "little Chincha" is named after the Chincha people of the Andes, who once wore its dense, velvet-like fur. By the end of the 19th century, chinchillas had become quite rare due to hunting for their fur. Most chinchillas currently used by the fur industry for clothing and other accessories are farm-raised.

The chinchilla is often used as an animal model in researching the auditory system, because the chinchilla's range of hearing (20 Hz to 30 kHz) and cochlear size is close to that of a human, and the chinchilla cochlea is fairly easy to access.

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Evolution of Cinema Tickets

The history of film spans over a hundred years, from the latter part of the 19th century to the present day and beyond. Motion pictures developed gradually from a carnival novelty to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment, and mass media in the 20th century. Motion picture films have had a substantial impact on the arts, technology, and politics.

Whereas the first moving picture patrons fled the sight of a flickering black-and-white train approaching them in the Lumiere brother's Paris theater in the late 19th century, early 21st century audiences will soon be lured to theaters with the promise of a new cinema revolution.

As cinema revolution takes place, movie tickets or stubs also went through its own revolution. The earlier ticket stubs don't have the names of most of the movies because back then theaters just printed bulk tickets without much customization. Starting around 80s, the theaters with the more advanced ticketing systems have the name of the theater and later movie title.

Though they do it electronically nowadays, having to be able to go through the evolution together really mean alot. Do you still keep them? While electronically printed tickets do seem to fade over the years, this hand written one don't.