Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fact of the Day: Easter Island Weight

The Easter Island Heads, or Moai are impressive for many reasons, one of which is their extreme amount of weight. The heaviest one weighs 86 metric tons. 

13 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful share!

Pat Hatt said...

Sure take the Hulk to lift them

Emmylou said...

They always remind me of that scene from Labyrinth...the Talking Heads:D

Christine said...

Wow!

Martha said...

They are indeed very impressive!

Kirk said...

And whoever put them there didn't have modern hydraulic cranes!

Powdered Toast Man said...

where do they find a scale to weigh them?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes. Those moai are very impressive!

Jenn said...

I have always been fascinated by these.

Anonymous said...

that is amazing isn't it,, how were they put in place? Aliens????

happyone said...

They are fascinating.

Huggybear said...

The native islanders of Easter Islands of course.
They are safely preserved by the Islanders and the island is
a part of Chile.
To fly there you come in from Santiago, Chile.
They are quite frightening to see, I think they were to safeguard the island from invaders....way way back in time.
Interested persons can google for further information.
Colin

PS: Maybe Brussels, London and somewhere in Finland could borrow them for the arrival of Turnip Top.
I reckon Queen Elizabeth 11 would love to have one seated opposite Trump and Co at the Windsor Castle Official dinner!

JACKIESUE said...

the think that I found the coolest..it's just not heads..the body of them go into the ground