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20 Disney’s Atlantis Facts (You may or may not know)

  1. After Hunchback of Notre Dame was released, Disney decided they didn’t want to do another musical.  Instead, they chose to do an Action-Adventure film inspired by the works of Jules Verne.
  2. The weaponry used is correct to the time period of early 20th century.  The film features the Lee Enflied, the Lewis Gun, the Broomhandle Mauser and a variant of the Luger.
  3. The creation of the Atlantean language was done by the same man who developed the Klingon language for the Star Trek films.
  4. The filmmakers became interested in the readings of  Edgar Cayce and decided to incorporate some of his ideas. (Edgar Cayce is an American psychic who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis and future events while in a trance.)
  5. Vinnie’s last name “Santorini” is actually the name of an ancient chain of volcanic islands in the Mediterranean (probably explains his obsession with explosives).
  6. They utilized all three Disney Animation studies, employing 250 animators, artist and technicians.
  7. The Crew actually traveled 800 feet underground in New Mexico’s Carlsbad Cavern to view subterranean trails, which they used as the base model for the movie.
  8. A Japanese anime film “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water” and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” were both inspired by the novel “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.
  9. American comic book artist Mike Mignola creator of the series Hellboy worked on the film.
  10. Joss Whedon was the first writer involved with the film.  Whedon is bet known as the creator of the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and also directed Marvel’s The Avengers.
  11. Because the movie was planned as an Action-Adventure, the production crew made up t-shirts that read, “ATLANTIS” - fewer songs, more explosions.
  12. The final scene was created by combining many 24 inch (61cm) pieces of paper.  Each piece was carefully drawn and combined with animated vehicles flying across the scene.  The entire piece reaches an equivalent of an 18,000 inch (457.2 m)  piece of paper that the camera slowly pulled away from.

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‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ & ‘Atlantis: Milo’s Return are currently streaming on Netflix / pictures©Disney

According to UFO researchers fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. UFOs tend to stick to the oceans and fly in and out of the water.

Take a look at this recently descovered satellite image of the Gulf of Fonseca near the Island of Meanguera in El Salvador, it shows a very strange unknown object in the sea that generates strange patterns on the water. According to researchers it is a natural maritime phenomenon but I don’t buy it. What kind of a natural phenomenon can create such strange patterns and ripples in a perfectly calm ocean?

Check it out yourself: Google Earth coordinates: 13° 9’38.34″N 87°42’26.38″W

Similar toxic effects are seen in the Variable Pitohui and the Rusty Pitohui, but not to the extent of the Hooded Pitohui. There are also several species of non-toxic pitohui that have evolved to mimic the coloration of the Hooded Pitohui in an attempt to confuse predators.

I’ve done a previous Sci Fact on tetrodotoxin - click here for that!

Best Friend confesses Series: Wonwoo

This is part eight of a series of Seventeen imagines. Feel free to message me and say who you want to see confessing next! Requests get done fast ;)

When he’s bored, your best friend likes to go to bookshops. It’s not that he’s necessarily planning to buy anything. It’s more that he just wants to look around between the shiny covers and leaf through the pages and read blurb after blurb to know what’s out there. He loves to explore the Sci-Fi section. In fact, in about three different bookshops, it’s gotten to the point where he knows exactly when a new book has come out through his total familiarity with the shelves.

That’s why you aren’t exactly surprised when you are wondering through the mall after finishing a coffee with Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Jun and Wonwoo suddenly stops in his tracks and tugs at your sleeve to draw your attention toward a new bookshop which must have only just opened in the corner between the electronics store and the entrance to the supermarket. 

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Researchers are mostly flummoxed by the bizarre light pattern emanating from a star known as KIC 8462852. Most explanations have been discounted. Now, some scientists are looking to seriously explore whether it could be the result of an alien superstructure.

The star that could be surrounded by superstructures of alien origin Is called KIC 8462852 and astronomers are taking the possibility seriously. KIC 8462852’s light pattern was determined to exhibit extremely irregular dips. Astronomer Tabetha Boyajian told the New Scientist, “It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data.” Multiple explanations for the dimming behavior have been exhausted.

Researchers looked at whether it could have been the result of technical error but not so. They considered whether the star itself was responsible, this was also rejected. They explored whether a nearby star’s light contaminates KIC 8462852 and makes it seem to dim. This was ruled out, too.

Enter the notion of alien superstructure. According to Discovery News, “This hypothetical alien civilization may want to construct vast megastructures, like supersized solar arrays in orbit around their host star, that could be so big that they blot out a sizable fraction of starlight as they pass in front.

Astronomer Jason Wright speaking to the Atlantic, said, “Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.

Check out this short video from Discovery News