Apparently Amelia Earhart has been found…well sort of. A US scientist is 99% certain that the bones found on Howland Island in the 1940s were that of the lost aviator. Problem is, the bones have been lost. But never let that get in the way of a good story. The scientist has the original bone measurements (pre lost) and from those measurements he has estimated the size of Amelia’s bones against photographs … and they apparently match. Not very convincing if you ask me. The theory is Amelia crashed on the island and lived as a castaway before succumbing to the elements.
PSST You might want to keep looking…just saying.
Yesterday’s announcement that a piece of metal found on Nikumaroro (Gardner Island) in 1991 was part of Amelia Earhart’s plane is cold comfort. Seems poor Amelia and Noonan were stranded like the professor and Gilligan (minus coconut cream pies) on an atoll , 550km from where search planes were looking. Even more unluckier, none of the islands , including Gardner (which they believe Amelia and Noonan were on) had any fresh water. Experts are convinced the riveted metal that was found was attached to the fuselage of her plane. Along with the piece of metal, skin care products, a shattered cosmetic compact , a pocket knife, bottles and traces of a camp fire were also found. If both had survived the initial crash it would be unlikely that they would have survived very long without water.
Oh crap, you know that lock of Amelia Earhart’s hair at the Cleveland Museum? Turns out it’s just a friggin thread! Awkward! The discovery was made after a request was made by a group looking for an Earhart hair sample. They wanted to compare DNA evidence with samples they hope to find on a Pacific Island where she is believed to have crashed. Seems that story about a White House maid scabbing the hair out from a wastebasket was bullshit! That Pennsylvania man is probably still snickering after the Smithsonian Institution acquired it from him 20 years ago!
Psst Hmm, the dude that bought a clump of Elvis’ hair might want to do some testing!