The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles

The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles
In the mid-1980s, residents of Philadelphia and several other U.S. cities began noticing strange tiles embedded in city streets and roadways. Measuring about the size of a license plate, these colorful mosaic-style plaques made of linoleum all contained some variation of the following cryptic four-line message:

TOYNBEE IDEA

IN MOViE `2001

RESURRECT DEAD

ON PLANET JUPITER

To date, hundreds of Toynbee tiles have mysteriously appeared in several American cities, including Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, Detroit, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C. and Margate, New Jersey, as well as in South America.

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