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  1. Decision to eat the forbidden fruit - Adam's or Eve's?

    Eve ate first. Had she ignored the serpent we would not be having this discussion right now. The rest is history.
  2. Aside from the obvious story of Eve eating the forbidden fruit and causing untold suffering afterward I will pick a more secular large event to focus on. —————————————————- Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. Fueled by success, substance abuse and drinking he decided upon sailing south down the Indus River where he fought a group called the Malli, becoming severely wounded after he himself led an attack against their city wall. After reaching the Indian Ocean he split his force in three. One element, with the heavy equipment, would take a relatively safe route to Persia, the second, under his command, would traverse Gedrosia, a largely uninhabited deserted area that no large force had ever crossed before. A third force, embarked on ships, would support Alexander's force and sail alongside them. The Gedrosia crossing was a miserable failure with up to three-quarters of Alexander's troops dying along the way, his fleet being unable to keep up with them due to bad winds. "The burning heat and the lack of water destroyed a great part of the army and particularly the pack animals," Arrian wrote. Why Alexander chose to lead part of his force through Gedrosia is a mystery. It could simply be because no one had ever attempted to bring such a large force through it before and Alexander wanted to be the first He died on June 10, 323 B.C. in Babylon. there is still speculation over the exact cause of his death, it is likely that he expired after contracting Malaria or Typhoid fever. He made a fateful decision to NOT DECIDE upon an heir.When asked before his death who should succeed him … he simply said “To the strongest man”. History shows his empire crumbled into quarters over the next couple centuries. Had he not died at 32 years of age he probably would have not only formed the World Power of his time and establish the Lingua Franca for hundreds of years afterward… BUT he might have actually succeeded in conquering all of Asia and Europe. His fateful decision? Heavy drinking and substance abuse. In 30 B.C., after the last of these states (Ptolemaic Egypt) was conquered by Rome, the Roman Emperor Octavian went to see the body of Alexander. The great king had been dead for nearly three centuries but was revered by the Romans. "He (Octavian) had a desire to see the sarcophagus and body of Alexander the Great, which, for that purpose, were taken out of the cell in which they rested and after viewing them for some time, he paid honors to the memory of that prince, by offering a golden crown, and scattering flowers upon the body," wrote Suetonius Tranquillus in the late first century A.D. (Translation by Alexander Thomson, through Perseus Digital Library) What can we learn? Avoid indecision, heavy drinking and substance abuse.
  3. Zooming in from 1mm to 500nm

    A bug in the eyeball of a bug? goosebumps.....
  4. Gold

    I saw this actual breakdown of how billionaires are actually diversified:
  5. National School Walkout

    @TrueTomHarley this is what you were referencing the other day?
  6. The young woman had been horseback riding near cattle farms in Gold Beach, Oregon, which may explain her face-to-face with the fly. “It is just unfortunate for the patient,” Bradbury says, “that she was not able to swish away that one infected fly quickly enough from her eye.”
  7. GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.
  8. 4500 horsepower! Amazing that the camshaft only really powers the alternator... but I am assuming that the amount of power that alternator / generator is producing makes it quite a bear to move?
  9. The Surefly personal helicopter

    Ohio-based Workhorse Group, which builds hybrid electric trucks for UPS, FedEx and others, thinks it's time to rethink the design characteristics of the traditional helicopter. The first stab at it is the SureFly VTOL aircraft. It attracted huge attention at the Innovations Center at AirVenture Oshkosh this past summer. Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano took a close look and prepared this product video. 2L 4 cylinder engine power for the 2 100 KWH redundant generators for the 3 phase AC 8 independent motors
  10. The Surefly personal helicopter

    workhorse.com
  11. The Surefly personal helicopter

    Patrick Conners of Workhorse about their Surefly personal helicopter concept.
  12. Volocopter VC200

    Dawn of a revolution in urban mobility The premiere of manned flights with the world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, marks the beginning of a new era in urban mobility. For the first time humans’ dream of personal flight as a daily routine becomes attainable. As such it not only offers more widespread use in conventional aircraft domains, but brings us another step closer to air taxi services and entire transportation systems in the third dimension. “The flight was totally awesome” pilot Alexander Zosel said right after his landing. “I got in, we did the pre-checks for what felt like maybe 20 seconds, and after that I’d already got the all-clear for flying. I didn’t wait long, I simply pushed the lever upward and the Volocopter simply sprung upward in a single bound. It is definitely a sublime feeling to lift off, fly the first few meters, and then actually take my hand off the joystick and think that, yeah, it’s really as if I’m standing on the ground, and then I look down and there are 20-25 meters beneath me. So it’s definitely unbelievable what we’ve achieved here. It’s seriously unbelievable!” DE Die Revolution in der Mobilität der Menschheit hat begonnen Der bemannte Erstflug des weltweit einzigen zugelassenen Multicopters, dem Volocopter VC200, läutet den Beginn einer neuen Ära in der Fortbewegung der Menschheit ein. Selbstfliegende Lufttaxis bis hin zu ganzen Transportnetzwerken in der dritten Dimension sind mit der nun erfolgten Validierung dieser Technik in greifbare Nähe gerückt. “Also der erste Flug war einfach unglaublich” sagte Pilot Alexander Zosel direkt nach seiner Landung. “Ich habe mich reingesetzt, wir haben Vorchecks gemacht vielleicht 20 Sekunden gefühlt, dann habe ich schon die Freigabe für den Flug erhalten. Ich habe nicht lange gezögert, ich habe einfach den Hebel nach oben gedrückt und der Volocopter ist einfach mit einem Satz nach oben gesprungen. Es ist schon ein erhabenes Gefühl, abzuheben, zu fliegen die ersten Meter und dann wirklich mal die Hand vom Joystick wegzunehmen und zu merken, ja es ist als würde ich auf dem Boden stehen und dann gucke ich runter und es sind 20-25 Meter. Also es ist schon unglaublich was wir da geschaffen haben. Es ist echt unglaublich!“
  13. I.F.O. "The Identified Flying Object"

    This two-seater drone copter is called I.F.O . It stands for Identified Flying Object.