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Ancient predictions become reality
At the very end of the last century, the first of some very long hard winters started to baffle scientist all around the globe. The scientist gathered together in Washington D.C. to discuss and study just what was happening to the Earth's climate. They debated if global warming had anything to do with the change in weather patterns, but they all couldn't agree. However one thing which all of the scientist could agree on and really didn't understand was how did a certain tribe of Indians deep in the remote mountains of Central America know in advance that the hard winter was on it's way. They had learned that way back in the steamy heat of the Summer that this tribe of Indians had started to cut and stockpile huge amounts of firewood for a winter that was still a long way off. Unable to come up with a logical answer to this mystery, they all decided to send a team up into these remote mountains where the Indians lived in hope of revealing this secret.
They got four of their brightest young scientist together in a group, and sent them off right away on this very long journey. The group reached Central America the next evening and headed off by bus to the remote mountain range. After three long days of travel they were dropped off at an intersection of a dirt road about seven miles from the mountain's foothills. They were informed that this was as close as vehicles could get to where they were going, and that they would have to hike in from here. The four young scientist weren't happy, but understood after being in other remote locations around the world. They were selected for this mission because they were all in great physical shape for the rough terrain, which awaited them.
Due to the recent harsh winter snowstorm it took them a good eight to nine full hours to finally make it to the base of the mountains. They camped out for the night and began the steep climb up the mountain at the very first sign of light. It took them another two days to finally make it to where the tribe of Indians were living. They knew they must be close, because everywhere they looked they saw massive stacks of firewood. As they moved through the piles of cut firewood they were stopped by a patrol of young braves who were guarding their tribes stash of heating fuel. The group explained to the patrol why they were there and asked if they could talk to the chief of the tribe. The patrol told them to stay where they were and that they would come back and give them an answer in the morning. The young scientist didn't like having to wait after an entire week long journey, but understood and accepted this.
So at about 9am the next morning the patrol of braves returned and informed the four young scientist that they could take only one scientist back to the camp. After drawing straws, the winner stepped forward and his eyes were blind folded, and he was quickly lead away. After stumbling through the rough mountain woods for nearly an hour, he came to a stop and the blindfold was removed. The scientist was amazed at the sight of the old ancient camp, and could hardly wait to meet with the chief. He was lead to an old wooden door of a big tent like shelter in the center of the camp, where he was asked to wait again. After about a half an hour the door opened and he was lead inside to the center of the dark gloomy tent where about twelve old men sat in a circle smoking pipes. The old man at the other end of the circle introduced himself as the chief and asked the young scientist why he had come from so far away.
The scientist then told the chief about the unexplained hard winter and asked how they knew in advance about the rough winter. The chief lead him to a room on the side of the great shelter and motioned the young scientist through the canvas flaps. Once inside the scientist could hardly believe he was about to be revealed this old ancient weather secret. The chief then uncovered a large square object from underneath an old dusty animal skin. The scientist was stunned by the sight that appeared from under the animal skin and couldn't speak a word. The chief then laughed loudly, and explained that the entire tribe of Indians realized that they needed to stock up on wood for the winter after watching the weather channel on television, and that people is the hole story.