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"Obama never had to pardon Sasha and Malia"







53 Years Ago Yesterday One Of The All Time Best Albums Was Released








Newly Discovered Amazon Rock Art Show Earliest Inhabitants Living With Giant Ice Age Animals

https://phys.org/news/2020-12-newly-amazon-art-rainforest-earliest.html?fbclid=IwAR0t1NYptyZm9BEPyaybhbERAcLMOchpCbW4i5y0MZawkSFqbvRRgV6X6HU



Amazonian rock art newly discovered by researchers provides further proof the rainforest's earliest inhabitants lived alongside now-extinct giant Ice Age animals.

The thousands of pictures are among the oldest depictions of people interacting with the huge creatures, including mastodons. Usually the only clues about their appearance are skeletal remains.

This is one of the largest collections of rock art found in South America. The recorded drawings, likely first made around 12,600 and 11,800 years ago, are on three rock shelters on hills in the Colombian Amazon. The paintings, identified during landscape surveys, also depict geometric shapes, human figures, and handprints, as well as hunting scenes and people interacting with plants, trees and savannah animals. The vibrant red pictures were produced over a period of hundreds, or possibly thousands, of years. Some are so high, and inaccessible, special ladders crafted from forest resources would have been needed and they would have been obscured from view for anyone visiting the rock shelter.

There are drawings of deer, tapirs, alligators, bats, monkeys, turtles, serpents, and porcupines, as well as what appears to be Ice Age megafauna. These now extinct animals are depicted in rock art in Central Brazil, but experts believe these drawings are more realistic. There are depictions of creatures resembling a giant sloth, mastodon, camelids, horses, and three-toe ungulates with trunks. These native animals all became extinct, probably because of a combination of climate change, the loss of their habitat and hunting by humans.


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Republicans Wear Masks To Prevent Them From Saying Biden Won

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~Borowitz









Obama says Dolly Parton not getting medal of freedom was 'screwup': 'I'll call Biden'

https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/528103-obama-says-dolly-parton-not-getting-medal-of-freedom-was?fbclid=IwAR0JKtdLwALdqWrU8uIAPsLoS_DePyHckaqyEVXxGQt19OuUFfoPHa5WSms


Former President Obama says it was a major "screwup" of his administration that he failed to honor Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"That's a mistake. I'm shocked," Obama said Monday on CBS's "The Late Show" after host Stephen Colbert asked how it was possible the "9 to 5" singer hadn't received the country's highest civilian award.

"Looking back at your eight years, do you realize that's the mistake you made?" Colbert asked with a laugh.

"Actually, that was a screwup," Obama, promoting his new memoir, "A Promised Land," replied. "I'm surprised. I think I assumed that she had already gotten one, and that was incorrect."

"She deserves one. I'll call Biden," Obama said of the president-elect.


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Best Christmas Decoration (So Far)




Ho Ho Ho!





This Picture Tickled Me




Happy Thanksgiving!







I Enjoy Many Types Of Art...

I literally said "wow" when I saw this.





~Pencil drawing by 16 year old Irish artist Shania McDonagh



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