Geologists have extensively debated the age of the Nile River, with some early figures settling on around 6 million years. They've also wondered how the 4,132 mile-long river kept its persistence for so long, continually flowing north, a very unusual direction for river water to take. Now, researchers believe they may have the answers to these questions.
Back in 2003, the skeletal fragments of nine small hominids were found in the Liang Bua Cave on Flores, an Indonesian Island. The find included an almost complete skull and partial skeleton of a probable female around 30 years of age, which was named LB1. Once reconstructed, researchers were shocked to find that LB1 was only three and a half feet tall.