Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Moai/Wikipedia

Someone asked me the other day as to the origin of the pseudonym I used. The moai (or a moai, singular or plural) are the giant stone torsos (NOT heads) found on Easter Island. Easter is a fascinating place anyway - it is the most isolated island on earth and how people got there at all is a mystery, but the presence of the heads adds yet more weirdness. They've always interested me, both from the aesthetic and engineering viewpoints. You can find out more about them, and theories as to how a Stone Age people with no animal assistance managed to make or erect them, here

I've also started to contribute to Wikipedia. My first article is here. A topic close to my heart!


Post a Comment

<< Home