INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tiles with a message linking historian Arnold Toynbee and Stanley Kubrick's classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" have turned up from Indianapolis to Brazil.
Indianapolis had at least two "Toynbee" tiles, the Indianapolis Star reported, but one vanished after it was featured on a Web site. The surviving tile appears to be linoleum pressed into street asphalt.
The tiles carry the message "Toynbee ideas in Kubrick's 2001 resurrect dead on planet Jupiter."
In the movie and the novel by Arthur C. Clarke, astronaut David Bowman undergoes death and rebirth after encountering a mysterious monolith in the orbit of Jupiter. The connection between the movie and the work of Toynbee, who saw history as the rise and fall of civilizations, is obscure.
The first recorded appearance of the tiles was in Philadelphia in 1983, 15 years after the movie's release. Justin Duerr, a house painter and musician in Philadelphia, tracks the tiles on his Web site, www.resurrectdead.com.
"As far as I know, no one has ever seen anyone lay one down," Duerr said.