Ancient Inca 'string writing' was NOT just used for accounting

Hundreds of years ago, the Inca people in South America used elaborate twists of colorful animal hair much like a ‘written’ language.

It’s known that these cords were used to record numerical accounts – but now, researchers have discovered that they may also have acted as a form of phonetic writing, with specific combinations thought to convey particular syllables or words.

This is the first evidence that ‘string writing’ was used to record narratives, the researchers say, and could help to unravel some of the mysteries of the ancient civilization.

Locket found among Titanic

The charm may look like a vintage piece of jewelry, but the gold locket engraved with the initials 'VC' tells a tale of love and loss aboard the Titanic. According to Daily mail.

The pendant, was among items found in a small travel bag that once belonged to first-class passenger Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark and her husband Walter Miller.

When 'the unsinkable ship' went down on April 15, 1912, Virginia was lowered to the icy sea in a life boat, but was forced to leave her husband behind who perished in the disaster.

The items, including a gold-plated toiletry item and a brass shaving stick canister, were pulled from the depths where the Titanic has sat in a watery grave for early 105 years.

2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy shroud is discovered

A unique, full-length mummy shroud, which is over 2,000 years old, has been discovered. According to Daily mail.

The shroud, which dates to approximately 9 BC, was discovered in a brown paper parcel by curators looking through the National Museum of Scotland's ancient Egyptian collections.

The incredible artifact will finally go on display for the public at 'The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial'.

Was Jane Austen poisoned by ARSENIC?

A new theory has claimed Jane Austen was almost totally blind at the end of her life, as a result of being poisoned by arsenic. 

The Pride and Prejudice author died in 1817, aged 41, and tests on three pairs of glasses that have been handed down through her descendants show that her eyesight grew increasingly poor as she grew older.

She is known to have referenced her frustration at her lack of vision in several letters.

Based on a description of unusual pigmentation on her face, crime writer Lindsay Ashford speculated she may well have suffered from arsenic poisoning.

90% of People DON'T Want to Know What Their Future Holds

Given the choice most people would not want to know their future, even if these events could make them happy, a new study has found.

Researchers say that people would rather avoid the suffering that knowing the future could cause.

Most people wish to avoid regretting their decision to know, and want to preserve the enjoyment of suspense in their lives, the research found. 

The team also found that those who prefer not to know the future are more risk averse and are more likely to buy life and legal insurance than people who want to know the future. 

They claim that those who choose to be ignorant anticipate regret and so are more pessimistic.