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12 Things You Didn't Know About The Great Pyramid Of Egypt

1 - The mortar used in the construction of the pyramids is of an unknown origin.

It has been analyzed and its chemical composition is known, but it can’t be reproduced.

2 - The pyramids were originally covered with casing stones made of limestone. They made the pyramids shine bright.

3 -It has been calculated that the original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful that it would be visible from the moon.

4 - The ancient Egyptians called the Great Pyramid “Ikhet”, meaning the “Glorious Light”.

5 - There is no explanation of how these blocks were transported and assembled into the pyramid.

6 - The pyramids are the most accurately aligned structure in existence and faces true north with only 3/60th of a degree of error.

7 - The four faces of the pyramid are slightly concave, the only pyramid to have been built this way.

8 - The curvature designed into the faces of the pyramid exactly matches the radius of the earth.

9 - The relationship between Pi (p) and Phi (F) is expressed in the fundamental proportions of the Great Pyramid.

10 - Microscopic analysis of the coffer reveals that it was made with a fixed point drill that used hard jewel bits and a drilling force of 2 tons.

11 - The Descending Passage is pointed to the pole star Alpha Draconis. This was the North Star at that point in time.

12 - The southern shaft in the King’s Chamber pointed to the star Al Nitak (Zeta Orionis) in the constellation Orion.

The goofy thing about balancing risk versus reward is that acting to avoid even an utterly absurd risk may be rational if the cost of avoidance is small enough.

Like, if I ever run into what appears to be a person in an extraordinarily convincing bug-eyed alien costume, I’m going to be very polite to that person; not because I’ll actually believe that they’re a space alien, but because in the infinitesimally unlikely event that I’m wrong, I may go down in history as the guy who was rude to the ambassador from Alpha Draconis - and it costs me virtually nothing to be polite.