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These 3,800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient wall relief dating back to the Caral civilisation – the oldest known civilisation in the New World. Though whimsical in appearance, these ancient symbols held very serious meaning. Read More >>

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Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

Sometimes it feels like there is shockingly little we know about our own planet. Like, we literally missed some of the Nazca lines, perhaps one of the most recognisable and mysterious ancient landmarks around. Thankfully, archaeologists have now found “new” Nazca lines, with the help of drones. Read More >>

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Stupid Truck Driver Drove Right Over the Nazca Lines

There’s a 2,000-year-old archaeological mystery preserved in Southern Peru: enormous images carved into the desert by unknown ancient artists. The beautiful Nazca Lines depict birds, monkeys, and humans, and some of the creations span up to 1,200 feet. And now a man has driven over them with his truck. Read More >>

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Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported. Read More >>

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Peru Straps GoPros to Hungry Vultures to Sniff Out Its Rubbish Problem

Vultures make me think of that dopey guy from Loony Tunes or crooked-bill predators circling a poor desert rat on the brink of death. But in Peru, the carcass-eating birds will soon be outfitted with cameras so they can help map Lima’s awful rubbish problem. Read More >>

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How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas

Greenpeace can get a little aggressive with its tactics. That doesn't mean that it's not fighting for a good cause! But after the organisation marched through the sacred Nazca Lines etched into the Peruvian desert for a climate protest, capturing it all on camera with a drone, you have to wonder what the hell they were thinking. Greenpeace isn't the best at thinking things through, though. Read More >>

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This Billboard Sucks Nasty Pollution Right Out of the Air

Billboards of the world, you can aspire to be more than signs pointing to cheap motels and sleazy roadside attractions. An engineering team in Peru has created a billboard that they say can purify 100,000 cubic metres of air everyday—taking in pollution and spewing out sweet, fresh air for the city. Read More >>

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Watch Out: That Headache Might Be Flesh-Eating Maggots In Your Brain

This is why Britain is such a safe, green and pleasant land, because none of these horrendous bugs or diseases live here. One poor woman came back from a holiday in Peru to discover that the monster headache and scratching noises she was suffering from were actually maggots burrowing through her ear canal into her brain. Read More >>

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NSFW: Take Your Hands off Your Phone and on Your Penis

Here's one way to reduce testicular cancer: make people choose between using a BlackBerry and examining their balls to prevent death. Read More >>