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Clap your hands in front of Chichen Itza pyramid, the echo sounds like a quetzal bird

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Real quetzal bird sound
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The resplendent quetzal is of great importance to Guatemalan culture, being a character in various legends and myths. It was considered divine and associated with Quetzalcoatl, a feathered

serpent and god of life, light, knowledge and the winds, by pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations.[21] Its iridescent green tail feathers, symbols for spring plant growth, were venerated by the ancient Aztecs and Maya.[31] The Maya also viewed the quetzal as symbolizing freedom and wealth due to their view of quetzals dying in captivity and the value of their feathers along with jade, respectively.[35] Mesoamerican rulers and some nobility of other ranks wore diadems made from quetzal feathers, symbolically connecting them to Quetzalcoatl.[33] Since it was a crime to kill a quetzal, the bird was simply captured, its long tail feathers plucked, and was set free.[21] In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal feathers were considered so precious that they were even used as a medium of exchange.[21] Thus the name of the Guatemala currency, the quetzal. In several Mesoamerican languages, the term for quetzal can also mean precious, sacred, or king, warrior, prince.[36]

One Mayan legend has it that a resplendent quetzal accompanied the local hero, Tecún Umán, prince and warrior of the Quiché (K'iche') Maya, during his battle against Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado. Tecún, equipped with merely an arrow and bow, nevertheless managed to disable Alvarado's horse on the first strike. Alvarado was then given a second horse and counter-charged against Tecún, running his chest through with a spear. The quetzal flew down and landed on Tecún's body, drenching its chest in the warrior prince’s blood. It was then that the species, which used to be completely green, acquired its distinctive red chest feathers. Additionally, from that day on, the quetzal, which sang beautifully before the Spanish conquest, has been silent ever since; it will sing once again only when the land is truly free.

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Puddenn32
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been there and done this, its pretty cool


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fr33manator
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Okay that’s pretty damn cool. Ancient peoples were not dumb in the slightest


LSUGUMBO
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Does the fact that we can't figure out the reason/cause mean that Idiocracy has been happening for thousands of years?


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Chrome
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Sure they don't some guy up there being paid to make the sounds. If so, I want in.


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LSUtoBOOT
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Clap your hands in front of Chichen Itza pyramid, the echo sounds like a quetzal bird


Get 10 women twerking and clapping the cheeks of their asses together and it sounds like a flock of seagulls.




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Get 10 women twerking and clapping the cheeks of their asses together and it sounds like a flock of seagulls.


And smells like a school of tuna!


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Herschal
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Got to check it out in person in 2020. There was virtually no one else on the entire grounds. It was cool as hell.

Strongly recommend stopping by if you are ever in the Yucatan.

Unfortunately you cannot climb up to the top anymore.


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Clap your hands in front of Chichen Itza pyramid, the echo sounds like a quetzal bird

...and then some guys in ceremonial dress come out and cut your heart out.


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StanSmith
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If you fart in the coliseum in Rome it sounds like a lion roaring.


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phunkatron
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You keep calling a reptile a bird. I can't take you seriously


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LSUfanNkaty
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Okay that’s pretty damn cool. Ancient peoples were not dumb in the slightest



Dumb? I think it's fairly clear that ancient people had technology, knowledge and thinking muchhhhh greater than we posses today. We have regressed


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I think it's fairly clear that ancient people had technology, knowledge and thinking muchhhhh greater than we posses today. 



There is unfathomably more computing power in a discount brand cell phone than any piece of ancient equipment ever discovered.
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Unfortunately you cannot climb up to the top anymore.


I went there a long time ago and you could still climb up to the top of the pyramid. There was a huge tarantula in the structure at the top - that's what I recall.


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AllDayEveryDay
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I went there, it was neat. Then I made the mistake of eating off the reservation and got Montezuma's revenge for 3 weeks.


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