Friday, June 7, 2013

NATURAL MIRRORS and 4000 year old building found at bottom of the sea

Just Ask

You might find it difficult to ask someone a question or to ask someone to help you out. Telling yourself, "Just ask," might make it easier.

Before saying these two words, you might have been debating whether or not to ask. Even though you know you have a right to ask and that it will be beneficial to ask, you feel a bit uncomfortable. As you say to yourself, "Just ask," you might just go ahead and actually ask. In many situations you will find that asking is much easier than you had expected.

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A smile costs nothing ... but gives much. It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it. It takes but a moment. However, the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it. And none is so poor that he can't be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business ... and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad. It is Nature's best antidote for trouble.

A smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen. It is something of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours. None needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

8. Monumental Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of Galilee
by Gil Ronen Monumental Conical Structure Found in Kinneret

Nautical archaeologists have reported the discovery of a "monumental" conical stone pile built of large, natural, unhewn basalt cobbles and boulders, on the floor of the Sea of Galilee.

The structure is definitely man-made, and measures about 70 meters in diameter at a depth of about 219 meters, reported archaeologists Yitzhak Paz, Moshe Reshef, Zvi Ben-Avraham, Shmuel Marco, Gideon Tibor and Dani Nadel, in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.

Close inspection by scuba diving revealed that the structure is made of basalt boulders up to 1 meter long with no apparent construction pattern and no signs of cutting or chiseling.

"A possible interpretation for the structure is related to the fact that it attracts fish and thus may be interpreted as a part of a marine-based economy. If so, the structure must have been built as an underwater structure," the archaeologists wrote, noting that structures built of stone that are thought to be ancient fish nurseries are well known in the Sea of Galilee and are found near the shores at regular intervals. However, they are significantly smaller than the structure revealed recently, with diameters of up to 4 meters.

An alternative scenario is that the structure was built onshore, when the water level was lower than today.

A report on said the structure appears to be a giant cairn, with rocks piled on top of each other. "Structures like this are known from elsewhere in the world and are sometimes used to mark burials," according to the report. "Researchers do not know if the newly discovered structure was used for this purpose."

Researcher Yitzhak Paz, of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Ben-Gurion University, told the structure could date back more than 4,000 years. The "effort invested in such an enterprise is indicative of a complex, well-organized society, with planning skills and economic ability," the researchers wrote in their journal paper.

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