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Vean kihla, et te ei teadnud: Piraadid

Vean kihla, et te ei teadnud: Piraadid


Vean kihla, et te ei teadnud ja#8230 [vähetuntud huvitavad faktid Esimese maailmasõja kohta]

Siin on nimekiri vähetuntud, kuid väga huvitavaid fakte sajandivanuse Esimese maailmasõja kohta, mis oli esimene ülemaailmne võitlus.

Huvitav fakt 1: Esimeses maailmasõjas langes korsettide kasutamine ja rinnahoidja tõus. Tegelikult kasutab pesutööstus KUNI NÜÜD rinnahoidjate suuruste jaoks mõõtmisi, mis on võetud Esimese maailmasõja sõdurite vormiriietusest.

Kuna Esimese maailmasõja ajal oli metallide järele suur nõudlus, kahanes korsettide kasutamine ja rinnahoidjast sai “in ”.

Kuid daamid, kui teil on rinnahoidja suurusega probleeme, on see täiesti mõistetav, sest seni kasutatud rinnahoidjate suurused põhinesid Esimese maailmasõja sõdurite ülemistel vormidel.

Huvitav fakt 2: hambaharjadest, pardlitest ja Kleenexest

Enne Esimese maailmasõja algust ei hoolitsenud ameeriklased kunagi oma suu tervise eest ja hammaste harjamist ei harjutatud regulaarselt. Kui Ameerika Ühendriigid sõtta astusid ja mehed armeesse registreerusid, nägid ametnikud paljusid mädanevate hammastega värbajaid, kes kuulutasid ebapiisava hambahügieeni rahvale turvariskiks.

Turva pardlid leiutati juba 18. sajandi lõpus, kuid populaarseks said need alles Esimese maailmasõja puhkedes. See oli nii seetõttu, et Gillette pöördus USA relvajõudude poole ja sõlmis kokkuleppe, mis hõlmas Gillette'i pardlite pardleid ja terasid iga värvatud meeste standardvarustuses.

Teisest küljest kasutati Kleenexi toodetud kudesid Suure sõja ajal gaasimaskide filtritena.

Huvitav fakt 3: Salapärane unetu mees ja#8212 Esimese maailmasõja sõdur Paul Kern.

Paul Kern oli Ungari sõdur, kes teenis Suure sõja ajal. Nimetatud konflikti ajal tulistati teda paremas templis, vigastades tema eesmist aju ja arstid pidasid teda seetõttu surnuks. Kern aga ei surnud. Ta omandas just uue võime ja#8212 võimetuse magama jääda.

Arstid, kes teda uurisid, määrasid ta uuesti varasele surmale tema uue elustiili tõttu, mis kulus ärkvelolekule ja#8221. Kuid üle kahe aastakümne tuli ja läks ning Paul Kern elas nende aegade jooksul silmagi pilgutamata. Tänu sellele sai temast omal ajal meditsiiniline ime.

Huvitav fakt 4: loomad ja#8217 panus Esimese maailmasõja jõupingutustesse

Suur sõda ei hõlmanud ainult mehi võitlusloomadega.

Tegelikult oleks Esimese maailmasõja ajal läänerindel hukkunud hobuste arv võrdne kaotatud sõdurite arvuga - umbes 8 miljonit.

Suurel sõjal olid ka loomakangelased. Üks selline näide oli konflikti ajal saadetuv tuvi Cher Ami. Üks kord päästis ta 198 sõdurit, hoolimata sellest, et sai ise haavata.

Teine suur loomakangelane Suure sõja ajal oli Stubby, esimene koer, kellele anti USA relvajõududes auaste. Stubby oskas tajuda gaasimürgitust juba enne selle elluviimist, tal oli oskus haavatud sõdureid mitte-kellegi maalt leida ja ta püüdis kord kinni Saksa luuraja. Ta oli Purpursüdame saaja ning sai oma julguse ja lojaalsuse eest ka muid sõjakaunistusi.

Huvitav fakt 5: Esimese maailmasõja noorim sõjaväelane oli vaid 8 -aastane.

Momčilo Gavrić oli väga noorena, 8 -aastaselt, Serbia armee kapral. 10 -aastaselt ülendati ta Lance'i seersandi auastmeks.

Momčilo Gavrić tuli Serbia armeesse pärast seda, kui Austria-Ungari sõdurid tapsid tema pere ja tema kodu süüdati Esimese maailmasõja puhkemisel. Teda peetakse noorimaks sõduriks, kes on teeninud Esimese maailmasõja ajal.

Huvitav fakt 6: Esimese maailmasõja ajal toimus surnud meeste rünnak ”.

Osowieci kindlusest sai lahinguväli ühele Esimese maailmasõja kõige huvitavamast võitlusest ja võitlusväljast, mida nimetati surnud meeste rünnakuks ja#8221. Võitlus käis venelaste ja sakslaste vahel.

See oli 6. augustil 1915, kui sakslased otsustasid linnust kaitsvate Vene vägede vastu mürggaase kasutada. Pärast gaasistamist arvasid, et nad tapsid oma vaenlased, esimesed hakkasid edasi liikuma. Nende üllatuseks ja täielikuks õuduseks oli see, mis Vene armeest ja peaaegu 60 mehest ja#8211 alles jäid. Nende vormiriietus oli verega määrdunud, kuna nad köhisid verd nende varem visatud mürkgaaside tõttu, mis kahjustasid nende kopsukudesid.

Sakslased, kartes seda “armee surnud mehi ”, jooksid oma elu eest.

Huvitav fakt 7: betoonlaevade tõus

Jah, on betoonist laevu, mis eksisteerivad siiani. Need pärinevad I ja II maailmasõjast. Suure sõja ajal ehitati betoonlaevu, kuna nimetatud konflikti ajal oli terasest puudus.

Praeguseks on alles vaid kümme betoonlaeva ja ainult üks neist SS Peralta, pärineb Esimese maailmasõja ajastust. Need betoonlaevad on nüüd suure ujuva lainemurdjana Malaspina väinas, mis asub Kanadas Briti Columbias Powelli jõe linnas.

Huvitav fakt 8: tembeldati argpüksiks

Langevarjud olid nähtavasti olemas juba Esimese maailmasõja ajal. Siiski ei olnud ta elupäästevarustus Briti ja Ameerika armees tavaline probleem. Armeeohvitserid ja piloot ise arvasid, et langevarju kasutamine on argpükslik, ja arvasid, et see seade julgustab lendajaid ainult lennukitest loobuma, kui need põlema süttivad või neid rünnatakse, selle asemel et neid maapinnale tuua.

Langevarju anti Ameerika pilootidele välja alles aasta pärast Esimese maailmasõja lõppu ja#8212 aastal 1919.

Huvitav fakt 9: Vajadus passide järele

Enne I maailmasõja algust ei pea reisijatel passi olema. Nad võisid minna peaaegu ükskõik millisesse riiki, ilma et oleks vaja kaasa võtta isikut tõendavaid dokumente.

Esimese maailmasõja puhkedes hakkasid piirid aga sulguma ja piirikontrolli hakati rakendama. Nii sündis sellest vajadusest kaasaegse passi eelkäija ja isikut tõendav paber, millele oli kleebitud foto.

Huvitav fakt 10: numbrite anomaalia

Harry Patch, viimane isane maailmasõja veteran, suri 25. juulil 2009 täpselt 111 aasta, 1 kuu, 1 nädala ja 1 päeva vanuselt. Kummalisel kombel lõppes ka Esimene maailmasõda 11. kuu [novembril] 11. päeval täpselt 11. tunnil.


Vean kihla, et te ei teadnud: Piraadid - AJALUGU

Arvasin, et see oleks lahe alustada esemete, leiutiste või leiutajate ajaloost, mida tavaline inimene lihtsalt ei teadnud. Lihtsalt põhitõed.

Nii et ma alustan ja see on Bet, et te ei teadnud selle ajalugu. Elektriline tool.

Elektritooli isa Alfred P Southwick, kes sai selle idee 1881. aastal, kui ta märkas, et joobes mees puudutab elektrigeneraatorit ja sureb elektrilöögi tagajärjel. Kuna ta oli hambaarst, sai ta selle idee pärast oma patsientide ravimist hambaarsti toolil, mille ta pärast seda välja mõtles.

Seejärel käis arutelu Thomas Edisoni vahel, kes nõudis alalisvoolu, ja Nikola Tesla vahel, kes toona vahelduvvoolu surus. Edison tõepoolest nõudis protseduuri jaoks AC -versiooni (Tesla), kuna ta arvas, et see näitab, et see peaks surmama ja hirmutama tarbijad liiga ohtlikuks ning valima oma alalisvooluvormi kõigi riigi kasutusviiside jaoks.

Pärast pikki arutelusid ja pingerida määrati 7. juulil 1890 juulis esimene elektrilöök, kuna William Kemmler oleks esimene inimene New Yorksi Auburni vanglas. See oli halvasti, kuna 2000 volti ei suutnud teda tappa, kuna nad pidid teda kaheksa minuti jooksul enne surma korduvalt šokeerima. Ta süttis põlema ja kõik tema veresooned rebenesid üle tema. George Westinghouse (kuulus leiutaja) teatas, et "nad oleksid kirvega paremini hakkama saanud", kuna ta oli selle vastu.

Esimesed naised, kes selle tagajärjel surid, oli Martha M Place Sing Singi vanglas 20. märtsil 1899.

Igatahes on seal rohkem, kuid see on lühidalt, sest nüüd võite öelda, et teate elektrilise tooli põhiajalugu.

harry kikerhernes

Mulle tundus humoorikas, et Prantsuse giljotiin oli kulude vähendamise meede. Selle asemel, et maksta hulgale timukatele, kes peaksid üksteisest pingest välja kirjutama, lubas masin ülesandel langeda ühele mehele. Revolutsiooni ajal oli timukas ametikohal Charles-Henri Sanson, kes raius kolme päevaga maha pea 300 inimest. FWIW, giljotiin ei olnud esimene selline mehhanism ega ka disainer Dr Guillotin.

Toonaste naiste kaela kantud õhukest punast linti, mis imiteeris pea ja keha verist eraldumist, peeti moeavalduseks.

Giljotiini juhtis tavaliselt kolmeliikmeline meeskond. Meest, kes hoidis ohvri pead paigal, kutsuti fotograafiks.

Sakslased kasutasid ka giljotiini.

Giljotiini juhtis tavaliselt kolmeliikmeline meeskond. Meest, kes hoidis ohvri pead paigal, kutsuti fotograafiks.

Sakslased kasutasid ka giljotiini.

Gullotine ei nõudnud kelleltki ohvri pea hoidmist-see oli uudne omadus.

Šotimaal oli pea maha lõikamise masin nimega '' Neiu '' ja Saksamaal oli Fallbrett, mis kasutas puidust lauda kaela murdmiseks ja pea maha surumiseks.

Paranduseks oli libisev, pööratav laud, mis hoidis subjekti liikumatult lunette.

Kui hukkamõistetu oli laual, oli ta meeskonna jaoks sama hea kui surmatöö.

Keegi pole kunagi olnud kindel, et lõigatud pea kaotas teadvuse, mõned pilgutasid silmi ja liigutasid lõualuusid mitu minutit.

Võrreldes mõnede kohutavate surmajuhtumitega, mis olid varem aset leidnud, oli masin paranemine.

Betcha ei teadnud, et vene füüsiku töö juba 1919. aastal, et luua lähedusandur, mida saaks kasutada hoonete turvamiseks "burlerialarmina", viib muusikainstrumendini, mida mängitakse seda puudutamata. Täna tuntud kui sealne, see oli Lenini, Gene Roddenbury (mõtle Star Treki tunnuslaul) ja teiste ulmeliste produtsentide kallis. Ei tea, kas härra Spock või teised vulkaanid mängisid neid, aga Hannibel Lector tegi seda.

Ma ei hakka isegi proovima selgitada, kuidas see toimib, aga kui olete teleri peal jänesekõrvu reguleerinud ja pilt oli hea nii kaua, kui te seal seisite, siis saate sellest ideest aru! LOL

Peatume kõik dr Lecteri majas muusikaõhtul-ta ütleb, et tal oleks hea meel meid õhtusöögile kutsuda!

(Lecteri leksikon määratleb lennuki homaari moodi-seal tuleb palju ära visata, kuid see, mis sees on, võib olla üsna maitsev.)

Idee sai alguse Austraalias 1924.

Siis, aastal 1932..Ford Austraalia, sai kirja põllumehelt naise, kurtes, et tema mehel on vaja autot, talutöödeks ja pühapäeval kirikusse viimiseks. Nii kombineerisid Fordi disainerid uue kupee kere koos integreeritud koormuskaevuga ja esimese "utte", valtsitud konveierilt 1934. aastal.


GMH tootis Austraalia ehitatud autot/kommunaalteenust alles 1951. aastal. 48-215 "FX" Holden, paar aastat hiljem (1960) omandas Ford Australia USA Fordi "Falcon" kaubamärgi, alustades "XK" -ga.


12 Huvitavat fakti Jurassic Parki ja#8217 kohta, mida me ei teadnud!

kõrval Aswathy Gopinath 19. oktoober 2015, kell 17:26 Kommentaarid on välja lülitatud

‘Jurassic Park ’ on ehk kõigi aegade tuntuim ja armastatuim film. Dinosaurust ja inimest ühendav film loob põneva ja sama kohutava pildi sellest, mis oleks, kui need kaks olendit koos eksisteeriksid. Tegelikult avaldas film inimestele nii suurt mõju, et sellest ajast alates on kõrgkoolides paleontoloogiakursustele registreerunud üliõpilaste arv hüppeliselt kasvanud. Kui see ei ole piisav tõend, siis ma ei tea, mis see on.

Ükskõik kui tuntud film ka poleks, on siiski mõned osad sellest, mida te ehk ei tea, ja võite olla suurim ‘Jurassic Park ’ asjatundja. Siin esitame teile 12 hämmastavat fakti ‘Jurassic Parki ja#8217 kohta!

1. NASA andmetel on Jurassic Park (1993) teaduslikult kõige täpsem film.

Pildi allikas: www.impawards.com

Kõige realistlikumate filmide nimekirja kuuluvad filmid hõlmavad ka halvima ulmefilmi “Gattaca ” (1997) ja “Contact ” (1997) � ” (2009) ja “Armageddon ” (1998). Filmide loend.(allikas)

2. Stseenis, kus T-Rex filmis Ford Explorerisse tungib, olid karjed tõelised, klaas ei tohtinud puruneda.

Esimeses filmis näidatud rünnakus, kui T-Rex Explorerisse põrkas, ei pidanud klaas purunema. Siiski see läks ja sellest tulenevad karjed olid tegelikult ehtsast hirmust.(allikas)

3. Jurassic Parki pealtnäha ebareaalne arvutisüsteem on tegelikult olemas.

Lühidalt nimega “File System Navigator ” – “fsn ” – arvutisüsteem, mis filmis esines, vaatamata selle võimatuna näivale välimusele on tegelikult olemas, kuigi seda ei arendatud kunagi täielikult funktsionaalseks failihaldur.(allikas)

4. T-Rex ’s müha Jurassic Parkis ühendab endas elevandipoja, tiigri ja alligaatori helid ning tema hingeõhk on vaala ja#8217 löögi heli.

Lisaks helid, kui T-Rex lõhkus a Gallimimus filmis tegi koer, kes ründas trossi mänguasja, T-Rex ’s sammude heli tekitati maapinnale lõigatud sekvoiatega.(allikas)

5. Jurassic Worldi T-Rex on sama T-Rex 1993. aasta Jurassic Parki filmi lõpust, mille küljel olevad armid pärinevad tema võitlusest esimese filmi velociraptoritega.

Pildikrediit: universaalsed pildid (võetud)

See asub Jurassic World'is “T-Rexi kuningriigis ja#8221, see on ainus T-Rex jurassic pargis ja üks selle populaarsemaid vaatamisväärsusi.(allikas)

6. Jurassic Parki vihmast leotatud T-Rexi ühe kaadri jäädvustamine võttis aega 6 tundi.

Vihma lisamine stseenile, kus T-Rex filmis esineb, võttis kuni 6 tundi kaadri kohta. Lisage sellele asjaolu, et võtteplatsil tekkiv vahtdinosaurus sai harjumuseks vett imeda ja vägisi raputada, hirmutades kõiki võtteplatsil olekuid ning see ei olnud ilmselgelt lihtne ülesanne.(allikas)


Vean kihla, et te ei teadnud: Piraadid - AJALUGU

& ldquoOn olemas pole võimalik selgeltnägija võis seda teada! & rdquo

Olen uurinud selgeltnägijaid alates 2002. aastast ja seda lauset olen lugenud liiga palju kordi. Mentalist ja selgeltnägija Mark Edward vastaks, et & ldquoOh, jah, on olemas. Vean kihla, et te ei tea neid kõiki!

1. Need inimesed on väga tublid, libedad, harjutatud ja kiired.

Hollywoodi meedium& rsquos Tyler Henry väidab, et on andnud juba üle tuhande lugemise ja ta on alles kakskümmend kaks aastat vana. Kui vaatate inimesi, kes on selgeltnägijaga tegelenud kümme või enam aastat, on need inimesed automaatpiloodil, et küsimused ja avaldused voolavad neist loomulikult välja. Publiku liikmele, kes vaatab neid esimest korda, tundub, et nad teevad avaldusi, mis tunduvad konkreetsed, kuid kui vaatate neid lugemisi piisavalt palju, näete korduvalt mõningaid samu & ldquospecific & rdquo avaldusi. Vanad fotod kastis, võtmete või müntide taskus kõla, majas tuli, keegi kukkus hobuse seljast, lind tuli majja, aed rooside ja mdashalliga on üldsõnad, mis tunduvad konkreetsed.

2. Nad kasutavad stooges, ja mõnikord see & rsquos sina.

Osalesin mitmel selgeltnägijate grupi lugemisel ja on üsna tüüpiline, et saabute varakult ja leiate, et esimesed paar rida on sõprade ja parimate fännide jaoks salvestatud. Ostan nendele üritustele VIP -pääsmed ja ei saa kunagi istuda päris esireas. Kui vestlen nende esireas olevate naistega (jah, nad on tavaliselt naised), avastan, et nad käivad erinevates linnades mitmetel näitustel. Nad räägivad mugavalt ja selliste avaldustega nagu & ldquohe teeb seda tavaliselt oma saates & rdquo või & ldquoin paar päeva tagasi, ütles ta/tegi seda & hellip. & Rdquo Chip Coffey reserveerib osa oma saatest millegi nimega & ldquoCoffey Talk, & rdquo vestleb publikuga ja vastab küsimustele. Küsimuste põhjal oli selge, et mitmed tema fännid teadsid palju telesaadetest, mille Coffey aastaid tagasi käis. Mõned olid üsna varjatud küsimused, mida ainult tõeline fänn oskaks küsida. Hiljem, õhtu psüühilises osas, luges ta ühe neist naistest mõne konkreetse avaldusega. Ma arvan, et te nimetaksite neid inimesi psüühilisteks rühmitusteks, sest nad ei tea, et neid kasutatakse toona, ja neil on au, et nende surnud pereliikmed näivad alati igal näitusel läbi tulevat. Tavaline publik, kes näeb Coffeyt esimest korda, arvab, et ta on tõesti täpne ja ei saa aru, mis toimub.

Ka samal üritusel ütles Coffey, et ta sai sõnumi selgeltnägija äri kohta, mida üks publiku naistest mõtles avada. Ta pani kõlama, nagu oleks ta selle info vaimumaailmast saanud, kuid ma teadsin, et ta oli vaheajal naisega vestelnud.

Penn & amp; Teller & rsquos jaoks Lollus! Rääkides surnutest, uuris Mark Edward juhtumit, kus selgeltnägija Rosemary Althea ühendas enesetapu teinud paari ja rsquose tütre. Althea lõi sõrmedega ja ütles: & ldquoTa oli niimoodi läinud, & rdquo ja vanemad noogutasid pead ja pühkisid pisaraid. Mark selgitas saate & rsquos produtsendile, et midagi on valesti ja te ei taha öelda enesetappu, kui te pole selles väga kindel. Produtsent küsitles vanemaid ja kindlasti ütlesid nad, et Althea oli nende jaoks varem lugenud ja paar oli sõber kirjastajaga Althea & rsquos, kes nad sellesse saatesse tõi.

Ühel teisel selgeltnägijate näitusel osalesime Markiga 2017. aastal, pärast ürituse lõppu vestlesin ühe naisega, kes oli nii elevil, et selgeltnägija oli talle lugenud. Ta ütles mulle, et seekord oli tema vanaema läbi tulnud, kuid eelmine kord ei teinud ta seda. Kas sa said sellest aru? & ldquoSeekord & hellp eelmine kord. & rdquo See oli naine, kelle selgeltnägija oli juba lugenud, et ta on rumal ja ei teadnud seda. Vean kihla, et teda loetakse lugejate ette iga kord, kui ta on publiku hulgas, kuna selgeltnägija tunneb juba oma perekonda. Ja kuna naine oli kuuekümnendates eluaastates, ei ole tõenäoliselt palju jõutud, et vähemalt üks tema vanaemadest on surnud ja tõenäoliselt mõlemad. Isegi kui ta ei tundnud oma vanaemasid, olid tal need olemas.

Sama saate ajal sai üks paar rohelist värvi naine meist paar istet väga konkreetset lugemist. Ta tupsutas salvrätikuga silmi ja oli väga veenev. Kuid Mark Edwardil oli parem vaade ja ta kummardus ning ütles mulle, et pisaraid pole, mida ta teeskleb. Käisime järelpeol, kus kõigile anti koopia selgeltnägijate & rsquos raamatust ja kui selgeltnägija võttis selle raamatu roheliselt naiselt autogrammile, ütles ta & ldquoSee kord kirjutage mu nimi õigesti. Sellel on I ei E. & rdquo Hmmm & hellip. Hiljem sellel kohtumisel ja tervitamisel küsisin selgeltnägijalt, kas tal on ka teisi selgeltnägijaid, keda ta austab, ja ta ütles, et tal on mitu õpilast, kes on väga paljutõotavad, ning pani käe rohelise õlaga naisele ja ütles: „See on üks. & rdquo

3. Me tõesti tahame uskuda.

Need üritused pole odavad. Privaatsed näidud võivad olla vahemikus 250 kuni 900 dollarit kolmekümne minuti jooksul. Grupinäituste hind on 40–180 dollarit ja VIP on otse ees, kus nad teid tahavad. Mida kaugemal istute, seda väiksem on tõenäosus, et saate näidu. Pidage meeles, et eesmärk on meelitada teid privaatsesse lugemisse, nii et selgeltnägija otsib kulutamiseks kasutatava sissetulekuga inimesi. Kui olete üks väheseid, keda kutsutakse, otsite tõenäolisemalt tähendust ja loote seoseid kui ütlete, & ldquoNad olid kohutavad. Milline mu raha raiskamine! & Rdquo

Samuti, miks te oleksite seal, kui te ei arvaks, et surnutega suhtlemine on võimalik?

4. Sind loeti enne sündmust kuumalt.

Kui selgeltnägija saab enne sündmust teie nime teada, siis väikese internetiotsinguga saab ta palju avastada. Üritustele registreerudes annate oma e -posti aadressi ja mõned isiklikud andmed. Mul oli pärast üritust minuga ühendust võtta kaks selgeltnägijat, et tänada osalemise eest. Üks leidis mind Twitterist, mis oli veider, sest ainus võimalus, mida ta oleks saanud teha, oli see, kui ta vaatas krediitkaardil olevat nime, kui ostsin pileti Eventbrite'i kaudu. Mitte kunagi ei kasutanud ma oma tegelikku nime peale krediitkaardi. Hmmm ja tere

Mark Edward tegi 2017. aastal CSIConil külma lugemise näidisürituse, kus töötuba oli skeptiline ja teil oli vaja eraldi piletit. Saime nimekirja, kus oli umbes viiskümmend töötoas viibivate inimeste nime. Loendis oli ainult nimi, linn ja osariik. Veetsin umbes tund aega kõiki nimesid läbi, kasutades Facebooki oma juhendina. Mul polnud probleeme leida umbes kümme inimest, kes sobiksid asukohtadega. Nende Facebooki kontot sirvides oli üsna ilmne, et mul on õige inimene.

Peaaegu kõik kontod olid ainult & ldquofriends & rdquo, kuid see ei olnud minu jaoks oluline, kuna postitused olid nähtavad ja mõnikord mainiti fotosid, lemmikraamatuid, filme ja lemmikgruppe. Kui kerite piisavalt kaugele tagasi, hakkavad inimesed alati soovima teile palju õnne sünnipäevaks, õnnitlema või avaldama kaastunnet. Kõik kuld selgeltnägijale, kes plaanib teid kuumalt lugeda. Ka fotod on infost küpsed. Kas olete pulmas, ballil, aastapäeval? Kas olete puhkusel, suusatamas või äkki olümpiamängudel? Kellega te koos olete? Noored lapsed, vanavanemad, töökaaslased? Samuti saavad nad klõpsata teie sõprade ja rsquo kontodel ning saada sealt teavet teie kohta.

Kui Mark töötuba tegi, piperdas ta oma loengut külma lugemise tehnikatest vaimumaailma katkestustega, edastades talle sõnumeid puhkusele minevate ning pulmi ja uusi lapsi tähistavate inimeste kohta. Ta edastas selle teabe ebamääraselt, öeldes neile kunagi otseselt päevast, kuid ta ütleks: & ldquoSa oled Lõvi, ja sina ei ole? & Rdquo või & ldquo viieteistkümnes? & rdquo

Mark räägib saates käimisest, kus selgeltnägija käskis publiku liikmel & ldquoI & rsquom hankida midagi beebiriiete kohta, & rdquo ja publiku liige ütles: & ldquoThat & rsquos hämmastav. Panin Facebookis müüki hunniku oma poja ja rsquose riideid, millest ta on välja kasvanud. & Rdquo

Tyler Henry andis lugemise Jamie Hornile, kes võitis koos temaga lugemise, osaledes Facebookis võistlusel. Kas sa said sellest aru? Ta oli fänn, kes osales Facebookis ja hellip Facebookis. Henry või keegi tema inimestest oleks võinud Jamie kohta kõike teada saada, lihtsalt tema Facebooki lehte vaadates. Ta ütles, et ta ei teinud ja ei tahtnud, aga siis tahtis ta tõesti uskuda ja miks peaksime tema öeldut usaldama? Samuti ütleb ta, et räägib surnutega.

Ma tean, et kui soovite pileti The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo vaatamiseks, ostate oma pileti ja saate oma koha valida. Samuti soovivad nad, et logiksite sisse oma Facebooki või Twitteri kontoga ning seejärel paluvad nad teil pärast ostu sooritamist oma sõpradel sellest rääkida ja anda teile võimalus seda otse oma sotsiaalmeedias jagada. Nüüd ei tea selgeltnägija mitte ainult teie nime, vaid ka seda, kus te istute, ja tal on link teie sotsiaalmeediasse. Klõpsake, klõpsake, klõpsake ja neil on teie kohta igasugust teavet, mida oleks & ldquoimpossible & rdquo teada saada.

5. Selgeltnägijad jälgivad alati.

Nad on lavataguses ja kaameramees räägib kellegagi, kellega nad rääkida saavad. Meik ja soeng tehakse enne etendust ja arvake ära, nad vestlevad ka nende inimestega. Tyler Henry luges Matt Lauerit ja kui nad üksteist tervitasid, rääkisid nad sellest, millal Henry viimati paar kuud tagasi saates oli. Selle aja jooksul olen kindel, et Henry kasutas oma aega targalt, vaatas fotosid, rääkis meeskonnaga ja hankis igasugust teavet Laueri ja teiste kaasautorite kohta, lihtsalt salvestades selle teabe, oodates võimalust seda edastada viisil, mis tundub olevat pärit vaimumaailmast. Raamatus The Selgeltnägija maffia, M. Lamar Keene räägib registrikaartide hoidmisest teabest, mida ta kordusistujate kohta juba teadis. Kui ta teadis, et lapsehoidja sõidab teise linna, jagas ta seda teavet teiste sealsete selgeltnägijatega. See oli maa -alune teabe jagamise võrk. Nüüd on Interneti ja arvutite abil palju lihtsam kui kunagi varem teada saada, mis oli & ldquoimpossible & rdquo, mida keegi peaks teadma.

Vaatasin klippi Theresa Caputost, mis andis üllatuslugemist meeskonnaliikmele, kes valmistas teda ette võtteks, mida ta tegema hakkab. Ta mainis initsiaale ja tema lähedase surnud kuupäeva. Seda kõike filmis kaameramees natuke kaugemal, kus kaameramees jäädvustas kaadreid, mis näitasid, et meeskonnaliikmel oli tätoveering initsiaalide ja kuupäevaga käe peal suure ristiga.

6. Ta osutas otse minu poole & ndashor?

See on visuaalne näide, nii et loodetavasti saan seda hästi seletada. See oli asi, millele ma polnud kunagi varem mõelnud, kuid Mark Edward selgitas seda tehnikat, kui vaatasime videot selgeltnägijast, kes luges kasiinos suurt publikut. Sel konkreetsel juhul on saalis umbes 300 inimest. Kui kasutate suurte numbrite reeglit, kui olete piisavalt ebamäärane, siis suurele rühmale inimestele avalduse välja viskamisel jääb teile midagi külge.

Kujutage seda stseeni ette: selle kasiino publikurivis on kümme inimest. Selgeltnägija palub kogu rida püsti tõusta, seejärel osutab ta reale ja teeb avalduse ning keegi reageerib avaldusele. Ta osutab otse sellele inimesele. Kuidas seda tehakse? Hämmastav, eks?

See on päris hämmastav, kui selgeltnägija seisab kümne inimese ees ja nad on sirutatud kaheteistkümne kuni viieteistkümne jala kaugusele. Ta tõstab käe üles ja sirutab sõrme rühmale osutamiseks. Siis teeb ta julge avalduse, näiteks & ldquoI & rsquom saab siit nurisünnituse. & Rdquo See & rsquos on päris isiklik avaldus, kuid tegelikult on see & rsquos tavalisem, kui arvate. Ta jälgib reaktsiooni kõigil nägudel ja liigutab seejärel välja sirutatud sõrme, et osutada inimesele. Kui ta on otse nende ees, on tõesti ilmne, kui ta peab kätt liigutama, et osutada konkreetsele inimesele. Aga kui ta seisab nurga all inimeste kõrval ja teeb sama avalduse, siis kui ta näeb reaktsiooni tegijat, peab ta vaid murdma sõrme. Naine, kes ütleb & ldquoSee & rsquos me! & Rdquo ütleb hiljem & ldquoTa osutas otse minu poole, kui ütles, et saab teate raseduse katkemise kohta, & rdquo ja see näeks tema vaatenurgast välja. Samuti pidage meeles, et ülejäänud publik jälgib inimesi, kellele selgeltnägija osutab, mitte selgeltnägijatele. Valesti suunamine!

Selgeltnägijalt on vaja natuke harjutada, et liigutused õiged oleks, et tema käsi ja sõrm osutaksid juba õiges suunas, esitaksid avalduse ja jälgiksid kiiresti reaktsiooni. Pidage meeles trikki nr 1: need inimesed on selles osavad. Ja kui nad vahele jäävad, mis siis? Noh, neil on alati väljapääs. Vaadake trikki nr 9.

7. See, mis puudu on, võib olla olulisem kui öeldu.

Varasemas Caputo ja meeskonnaliikme näites tundus see kindlasti otsene hitt. Ta sai surma kuupäeva ja initsiaalid. Aga millest jäi puudu? Kõik muu. Kes see inimene oli? Mis nende nimi oli? Miks nad surid? Ta tundis puudust kõigest, mis näitaks, et ta tõesti räägib surnutega ega loe ainult tema tätoveeringut.

Tyler Henry Jamie Horni lugenud loos rääkis ta talle palju & ldquoa meesfiguurist & rdquo või & ldquoan vanemast naisest & rdquo, kes teda jälgisid. Hiljem ütles Jamie, et Henry võttis ühendust oma isa ja vanaemaga. Ei, Jamie, ta ei võitnud. Ta ütles, et & ldquoa meesfiguur & rdquo ja & ldquoan vanem naine. & Rdquo Te edastasite ülejäänud teabe. Ja miks isa & rsquot isa midagi konkreetset ei andnud, näiteks oma nime või mõne muu isiku nime? Ta ütles, et jälgib noort naist, kellel tuleb teha raskeid eluvalikuid, kuid ta ei rääkinud talle nende eluvalikute kohta midagi olulist. Millisele karjäärile ta peaks minema? Milliseid aktsiaid ta peaks ostma? Keda ta peaks usaldama? Keda ta peaks vältima? Miks isa ei tahtnud kellegi teise pereliikmega rääkida?

Ja seal on suur asi selles, et Tyler Henry annab näiteid Matt Lauerile ja Alan Thickele. Aasta pärast lugemist vallandati Lauer ametist seksuaalse kuritarvitamise väidete tõttu. Tema naine lahutas temast ja võttis lapsed ning nüüd peab ta oma kodu müüma. Tundub, et tema elu on varemetes, kuid kui Henry temaga rääkis, võttis ta ühendust Lauer & rsquose isaga, kes tahtis öelda, kui uhke ta oma poja üle on. Isa tahtis ka mõne mündi kohta midagi mainida ja seda, et neid oli kaks ja Mattil oli vaja otsida kolmas või midagi. Ja kaks kuud pärast seda, kui Henry Alan Thicke'i luges, oli ta surnud (Thicke mitte Henry). Henry oli lugemises maininud Thicke & rsquose vererõhku ja seda, et ta peaks selle kontrollima, ja mõlemad tegid selle üle nalja. Kui Thicke südameprobleemi tõttu suri, läksid Henry & rsquose fännid hulluks, öeldes, et ta sai sellest õigesti aru. No kui see nii on, siis miks nad selle üle nalja tegid ja suhtusid sellesse, nagu poleks sellest suurt midagi? Miks Henry ei helistanud parajasti parajasti oma kodus istuvale kiirabile ja öelnud: & ldquoEi keegi. See on väga tõsine. Kui te ei hoolitse selle eest praegu, siis kahe kuu pärast olete surnud ja rdquo?

8. Neil on elatist ja nad kasutavad kõiki võimalikke vahendeid.

Kui näete tõsielusaates selgeltnägijat ja loete ilupoes või toidupoes lugemisi, pidage meeles, et vaatate tõsielusaadet. aga tegelikkus. Nendele kohtadele tuleb eelnevalt läheneda ja nad peavad andma loa sees filmimiseks. Iga inimene, kes saab lugemise, peab allkirja andma loobumisele ning kui teil on inimese nimi ja asukoht, teate, mida see tähendab: kuum lugemine. Theresa Caputo on kuulus selle poolest, et kõndis taevast välja inimeste juurde ja rääkis nendega surnud perekonnast, kes soovib ühendust võtta. Kes on need inimesed? Lihtsalt juhuslikud võõrad? Või äkki palgati Craig & rsquos Listist saate lisadena inimesed? Maureen Handcock tegi mõned aastad tagasi telereklaami, kus läks tuletõrjejaama ja luges tuletõrjujaid. Selgus, et see oli väike kohalik tuletõrjejaam tema naabruses. See oli koht, kus ta teadis, et tuleb külla, võib -olla uuris ta eelnevalt natuke ja sai teada hoone ajaloost? Võib -olla on tema vend ja rsquose sõber selles kohas tuletõrjuja? Või töötab tema juuksur ja rsquose poeg seal ning on talle juuksekogunemiste ajal rääkinud? Mis on tõenäolisem? Kas ta räägib surnutega ja saab teiselt poolt teavet või et ta sai kelleltki väga elavalt teada mõningaid kohalikke kuulujutte?

Mark Edward ütleb alati, et tõeline maagia toimub toimetamisruumis. These TV shows record for ninety minutes or more, but only show twenty minutes. What was cut out? Maybe all the misses? Same thing with the readings done one-on-one it has to fit into a three- to six-minute segment. Only the best makes it to the show, so if there is some kind of really great connection&mdashserious evidence of communication with the dead&mdashthen it will be on the show and not end up on the cutting room floor.

Let&rsquos talk about something else missing&mdashglaringly missing. Why are there so many missing children in the world? Why so many cold cases? Bones found without knowing who the person is? Why are bridges collapsing and people shooting up churches, movie theatres, and schools? Why isn&rsquot this psychic, or any psychic, clearing these cases up or giving clear warnings in advance? Maybe instead of doing group readings at a casino, they should be spending some time at the police station going through cold-case files.

Recently a psychic put up a video of himself and another person eating lunch inside a restaurant next to the window, then a car came crashing through, throwing their table and them backward. He put up this video on his Facebook feed with a laugh and never addressed the unspoken question of why didn&rsquot he see that coming? Chip Coffey had a post on his Facebook feed about a young girl that was missing, then a few hours later he posted that the girl had been found unharmed in the back of a neighbor&rsquos car. He was very thankful of the police and the neighbor. Funny that he didn&rsquot just know where to find the child. I read through the comments and no one mentioned this to him either. They were all &ldquohow wonderful&rdquo and &ldquoGod bless.&rdquo Looking at Chip Coffey&rsquos Facebook feed, I see him posting warnings of bad weather conditions, a tsunami scare in Alaska, and a friend who fell and broke her ankle. I just don&rsquot understand, though. Why wouldn&rsquot he know these things would happen? What kind of person has this ability but doesn&rsquot warn anyone?


Mark Edward – demonstrating hotreading at CSICon 2017 – see link for video – photo by Karl Withakay

When asked, we are told &ldquoIt does not work like that.&rdquo Well, how does it work? Or is the answer evident: it does not work at all.

9. They always have an out.

So, the psychic points at a group and says &ldquoI&rsquom getting something about a miscarriage over here&rdquo and no one reacts. The odds are in a group of 10 people that someone will have some connection to a miscarriage, either to themselves or someone they know. But if no one reacts, then possibly someone in the row nearby will say &ldquoThat is me&rdquo and they will be close enough. Or the psychic can say, &ldquoI know which one of you that it is, but this is too personal, and I know you are struggling with it. Let&rsquos just move on to someone else. Please call me for a private reading so you can heal.&rdquo

10. We are human, and our brains will always try to make the connection.

In the CSICon workshop I was telling you about earlier, Mark Edward talked to a woman in the audience (let&rsquos call her Maria) about an older woman he saw standing behind her. Remember that Mark already has done some hot-reading on the audience and already knows who he is calling on and has some facts about Maria. He told the woman, &ldquoShe was happy to see you join the military.&rdquo Afterward, I had a chance to talk to Maria and asked her what she thought of the &ldquoreading&rdquo Mark gave her. Maria told me that she didn&rsquot have a clue who the older woman might have been. Then she said, &ldquoMy mother was already dead when I joined the military, so she could not have known.&rdquo Do you see what just happened? Maria first said that she did not know who the older woman could be then seconds later she claimed the older woman as her mom. Maria&rsquos brain was trying to help her make this connection.

We do this all the time: remember the hits and forget the misses. In the Tyler Henry/Jamie Horn reading, Horn says that the psychic contacted her sister and her father. Mitte päris. What actually happens is that Henry said he is getting an older male and a woman who died too soon, and Horn is the one who made the connection.

What can we conclude here? Psychics are out to fool you. Yep, and they are good at it too. Don&rsquot think you are going to out-think them or show them up you are in their territory. If you act like a skeptic and point out they were wrong, the people in the audience are going to poo-poo you. You are no fun and are ruining the mood. It&rsquos best to learn the tricks and be forewarned. People who fall for these psychics aren&rsquot stupid they just want to believe and probably have never thought about it being impossible. Why should they question it when they see it all the time on TV? It all happens so fast, and when it happens in person, no one has the ability to pause, rewind, and replay. It&rsquos wonderful we have the luxury to watch these readings over and over again.

And the psychic is so nice! How could they be lying?

In the end, it is not the responsibility of the skeptics to prove that the psychic can&rsquot talk to the dead. The psychic is making the outrageous claim, so the burden of proof is on them to prove that they are communicating. If someone tells you that they can fly without any device or aid, you are going to say &ldquoShow me&rdquo not &ldquoLet me prove you can&rsquot fly.&rdquo So why is it any different with psychics? We need to start pushing the burden to prove the ability to communicate with dead. If it were true, it would change the world overnight.

For more information, here are a few of the articles I&rsquove written in more detail about the tricks of the psychics mentioned. Thank you to Julie Berents and Mark Edward for their help with this article.


Bet-you-didn't-know

The U.S. Navy bolstered the blockading fleet with several new arrivals after the battle. One was USS Galena (One of the original Union ironclad design considerations, she was a conventional broadside warship that had armor added to her. From all accounts this addition wasn't a huge success. And yep, I'm going to take a closer look at her, too.). Another new addition was U.S.R.C E.A.Stevens , an experimental two screw ironclad owned by the US Revenue Cutter Service, and loaned to the Navy. USS Minnesota had been repaired and had rejoined the blockade fleet.

Virginia's crew spent a good bit of the thirteen days they were afloat and not drydocked trying to goad Monitor's crew into a rematch. Wasn't gonna happen. Virginia's crew may have been spoiling for another fight, but Monitor, wouldn't come out to play. This had nothing to do with the collective attitudes of Monitor's crew, and most certainly had nothing to do with their courage. If anything, they were probably beyond frustrated and more than a little pissed off at the U.S.Navy brass, because they had actually been forbidden to engage Virginia .

Virginia's crew didn't know this, of course. They made several sorties out into Hampton Roads trying to draw Monitor into another battle, but the two ironclads never engaged each other in battle again, much as Virginia's crew tried. and believe me, they definitely tried. In the process of trying to get Monitor to fight and likely pushing her crew to record-busting levels of frustration, Virginia's crew still scored a minor victory or two. On April 11 th , the powers that be in the Confederate Navy decided that if the Monitor wouldn't come out and fight on her own, they'd tegema her come out . Niisiis, Virginia, accompanied by Jamestown and five other vessels sailed across Hampton Roads in full view of the Union squadron, figuring they'd come out and engage them. I mean the Confederate ships crews were all but thumbing their noses at the Union crews at close range. No freaking WAY they’d put up with that. Right. Noh. vale. The crews of the Union vessels, under strict orders not to engage, simply watched and very likely fumed silently.

Artists impression of Virginia exploding off of Craney island. This isn't entirely accurate as it was well after midnight when she blew up. it would have been dark rather than daylight.

In 1865 the schooner Priscilla tore her hull open on the wreck and sank next to Virginia's remains, resulting, belatedly, in the wreck being declared a Hazard to Navigation. More explosive charges were used to flatten the wreck.

Because she was on the bottom within all but wading distance of Craney Island it stands to reason that she was heavily salvaged. In 1874 B.J.Baker and Company salvaged a good bit of her, then the most extensive salvage was accomplished by Captain William West in 1875-76. In 1875, one of his lighters, loaded down with old iron and a couple of cannon (Apparently all of her guns weren't removed) sank at the Portsmouth ferry landing. In 1876, A good portion of her hull was raised, pumped out and towed to Gosport, then dry docked in Dry Dock#1. the very graving dock where she was built. Her machinery was removed, and she was broken up for scrap and souvenirs. Some of her woodwork was used to make canes. Unfortunately, no pictures of her wreck in the graving dock are known to exist.

Though this map's from 1812, this gives you a pretty good idea of what Craney Island looked like in 1862. I also added an approximation of the present day Reclamation Area, and the wreck site.
C S S Virginia's wreck site, denoted by the red oblong just to the east of the Craney Island Reclamation Area. That area, BTW, is entirely man made. The actual island, now a peninsula, is just to the south of the wreck site, and is now a U S Navy Fuel Depot (Their largest, in fact). The channel to this fuel depot was dredged to 42 feet in W W II, likely obliterating any remains of Virginia. To orient you, the wreck site's at the mouth of the Elizabeth River, and Norfolk International Terminal is immediately to the east. The bridge on the extreme left of the pic is the south end of the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.

NUMA. Clive Cussler's outfit. searched for her in the late 90s, and found nothing. But the story doesn't end quite yet. In 2003, while surveying for a possible eastward expansion of Craney island, two wrecks, right next to each other were found, and speculation is that this could be the wrecks of both Virginia, and of the schooner Priscilla. A boiler was actually raised. but it can't be one of Virginia's boilers because both were raised during the initial salvage operations. So far, there has been no determination made as to just what these wrecks may actually be. SO we may never know. And if it is Virginia , it's likely that not much of her's left. But it'd be nice to think some parts of her are still on the bottom of the Elizabeth River, within sight of the waters where she made history.

Kuigi Monitor got most of the modern era glory, some artifacts from Virginia jääda. This is one of the cannon that was damaged during her battle with Cumberland ja kongress

Painting of The Battle of Drewry's Bluff. Monitor is visible near the far bank of the River at he beginning of the bend to the left, broadside to the gun emplacement. Her guns could not elevate high enough to engage the guns of the fort effectively. Note the obstacles just below the gun emplacement. several ships were sunk mid-river to keep Union naval forces from reaching and shelling Richmond. While most of the obstacles were removed after the war, there are still some remains of these obstacles buried beneath the mud on the river bottom. Dredging has done a pretty good job of breaking any remains up.



Same view today. The gun emplacement shown in the painting has been recreated at the site, and I was actually standing just to the right and ahead of the cannon when I took this shot. The bend in the river hasn't changed much at all in 150 years, though the area is far more wooded than it was then. Don't let the woods fool you. this is just off of Jeff Davis Highway, near Richmond, and heavily developed. note the modern industry just up-river. There's also a fuel tank farm just north of the site.

Unfortunately her design got in the way of her mission. Drewry's Bluff was and still is just that, a bluff, and gun emplacements were a good fifty feet or a bit more above the James River. Monitor's guns wouldn't elevate enough the engage the battery effectively. Fort Darling's (The actual name of the fort at Drewry's Bluff) guns, however, could rain shot and shell down on them with near impunity. The other four gunboats found this out all too well when they were turned back by the fort's guns after a battle which lasted about four hours. One little note here. one of the Union ships that participated in the battle. and actually gave the Confederate gun crews something to think about. Was USS Galena. one of the original ironclad concepts looked at by the Ironclad board. She'll be examined iun more detail ay some point.

After being turned back at Drewry's Bluff, Monitor returned to Hampton Roads and remained at anchor for the rest of the summer, backing up the blockade fleet. Then in September she went to Washington Navy Yard for an overhaul and refit (Again, the weather must have been pretty calm for both legs of this trip as she had to go up the Chesapeake Bay to the Potomac River. Trust me, the bay can get pretty rough when it wants to).

She'd been back in Hampton Roads for only a couple of months when she was ordered to Wilmington, N.C. to reinforce the blockade of that port. USS Rhode Island. a big side wheel steamer that acted as a capable Jack Of All Trades for the U.S Navy. was assigned to tow Monitor.
Rhode Island had towed several of the low freeboard Monitor class gunboats south over the preceding months with no incident, so maybe that gave them a bit of false confidence. Maybe they had forgotten just how close Monitor came to sinking while being towed from New York to Hampton Roads. Or maybe they forgot how quickly the weather could turn ugly out on the Atlantic during the winter. One thing is known for sure. this turned out to be one of the top ten bad decisions of The Civil War.

They entered the warmer waters of the Gulf Stream at about 6:30PM on the thirtieth. Monitor pulled up alongside Rhode Island and Commander Bankhead advised that if they got into trouble he'd hoist a red lantern to the top of her turret mast. then they trailed back in tow . The weather kept getting rougher and Monitor, rather than riding the waves, plunged through them, often appearing to be entirely submerged. To make matters worse one of her towlines let go, and she really began to yaw and roll. This motion, as well as the the shock of her armored raft coming down. raske. against ocean's surface as she plunged into a trough knocked hunks of oakum out of the gap between turret and deck, and water began pouring in through that opening as well as every other vent and hull opening it could find. By 8pm her bilges were full and there was an inch of water in the engine room.

Bankhead ordered her pumps started. first the small Worthington bilge pumps, then her big 3000 GPM centrifugal pump, and they kept up at first. then were breaking even. then started falling behind. Water was reaching the coal bunkers and the damp coal wasn't burning hot enough to keep her steam pressure up. Normally kept at 80lbs, it dropped to 20 lbs.

Rhode Island tried to turn her into the wind, and this seemed to help for a short time, but by 9:30 PM, she was once again plunging through deep troughs that submerged her briefly to the top of her turret. where several crew members were huddled including Ships Surgeon Grenville Weeks who was able to give a blow by blow description of Monitor's death.

Very likely the best known rendition of Monitor's sinking, with Rhode Island in the background, and the crew desperately trying to get aboard one of Rhode Island's boats as another draws near that ship.

.By 10PM, her ventilation blowers were spitting water and it was obvious that Monitor was doomed. Even with both pumps running and the big centrifugal pump tossing an eight inch thick stream of water overboard, they weren't able to keep up with the rising water. Bankhead decided to make preparation to abandon ship while she still had steam up for the pumps. He ordered the red lantern hoisted, and ordered the towline. which had sagged, making her even more unmanageable. lõigatud. Master Mate Louis Stodder, Boatswain's Mate John Stocking, and Quarter Gunner James Fenwick immediately climbed down the side of the turret and struggled forward against the seas, Fenwick and Sticking were swept overboard, becoming the first two crew members lost in the ensuing disaster.. Stodder managed to cut the line, then somehow made it back to the turret.

The is lantern was the last thing anyone saw of Monitor before she went down. and was the first artifact recovered from the wreck site. It was found on the bottom next to the turret, amazingly intact but in very fragile condition. It was sent to the Smithsonian Institute for preservation, and spent 7 years there before being returned to the mariner's Museum for display.


At 11PM, Rhode Island's engines were stopped, and her boats were launched and their crews pulled towards the Monitor , which is riding lower in the water by the minute. Rhode Island is about to have her own problems though. At 11:30, Bankhead ordered Monitor's engine stopped so all steam could be used for the pumps. but this quickly became a moot point as water finally and inevitably poured into her furnaces, with a sizzling roar that very likely sent stinking steam throughout the ship. That, as they say, was the ball game.

Bankhead officially ordered the crew to abandon ship. Weeks and several other sailors, hanging on to the safety ropes for all they were worth, headed forward. Three of them are immediately swept away. William Keeler, whose letters to his wife gave us such detailed insight to life aboard Monitor and one the best blow by blow descriptions of the battle that exists, had to slide down a rope from the top of the turret when he found the ladder to the deck packed with terrified sailors. A wave slammed him against one of the lifeline stanchions, and he barely made it to one of the boats.

Neither ship was under power and they drifted together. literally, catching one of Rhode Island's launches between the two hulls. Miraculously the boat not only stayed afloat, but sixteen of Monitor's crew managed to scramble aboard and were taken aboard Rhode Island. but not before a little extra drama occurred aboard the paddle wheeler . Her captain, meanwhile, had ordered her engines started back up in order to pull away from Monitor, but she immediately managed to run over her towline and get it tangled in one of her paddle wheels. Rhode Island's engines were stopped, then several of her crew climbed into the wheel box to try cutting away the towline (Bet THAT was a ride in those seas!) and managed to cut it free by 12:15AM on the 31 st .

By 12:30 most of Monitor's crew had gotten aboard Rhode Island's boats, but there wasn't quite enough room and several of her crew have to hang on to the top of the turret as the boats pulled back to the paddle wheeler, discharged their passengers, and one of them, under command of Master's Mate Rod Brown, returned. They literally had to talk several of the ironclad's crew off of the top of the turret. these guys had seen several of their mates washed overboard, and it took a good half hour to pick up the remainder of Monitor's crew. Then they noticed two or three of Monitor's crew hanging on to the turret. and these guys absolutely refused to come down.

Brown promised to return for them and pulltoim eest Rhode Island, which by now , was a good two or so miles distant. Brown and his crew made it to Rhode Island, dropped the Monitors crew members, and pulled hard for the distant, wildly swinging red lantern. Their efforts were in vain, though. Shortly after 1:30AM on Dec. 31 st , 1862 Monitor, went down by the stern and turned turtle, taking at least two, and possibly three crew members with her.


Bet You Didn’t Know: Easter Symbols, Traditions, and Their Meanings.

Despite what you may have heard, they’re not actually Pagan. Time to reclaim Christian heritage!

The picture to the left is a pre-Reformation wood cut by German artist Albrecht Dürer. As Mary and Joseph parent the baby Jesus, they are met by three rabbits, one of which bounds to a hole in the earth where a stone is rolled away. Wait, what?

Long considered symbols of spring and fertility in northern Europe, the rabbit (or hare) has a more storied history in many world religions, from Buddhism to Judaism to, yes, even Christianity. Dotted throughout Europe, especially in northwest Germany and France and southern England, are three hare motifs associated with the Trinity and the Virgin Mary. Exactly what the hare represents – perhaps from an old Jewish motif of an eagle clutching two hares without harming them (“as an eagle to her nest…” Deuteronomy 32) – we don’t know. But it’s association with Passover, Easter and new life go back a long, long time.

Ham, Lamb and the Easter Dinner

The local grocery store has hams on sale, just like they do at Christmastime. For some reason, this is the holiday meat. And that reason is actually pragmatic as can be: in the middle ages, pigs were slaughtered in the winter and the pork was salted as a preservative. Beef, fish, and poultry (Christmas goose notwithstanding) were much harder to come by. So when spring rolled around, the ham was easily there to be eaten. And anything you do for long enough becomes a tradition.

The eating of lamb is more ancient and more spiritually significant. As with the Easter egg, early Christians celebrated the Passover, which specifically called for the blood of a young lamb. John the Baptist, of course, points to Jesus as “the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,” and the author of Hebrews notes Christ’s sacrifice as the true Passover lamb. So Easter’s preservation as part of Passover remains.


HOLT COLLIER - Black Confederate Veteran - bet you didn't know the history of the "Teddy B

Most people have never heard about Holt Collier - but those who have heard of the "Teddy Bear" may be surprised to learn about his history.

Collier was born into slavery in Mississippi in 1848. By his 15th birthday, he had become an expert on wildlife in the Mississippi Delta and was known as one to of the best bear hunters in the American southeast.

Freed, prior to the war between North and South, Collier wanted to join up to serve the Confederacy. He was originally turned down for due to his age, but he was accepted in the 9th Texas Brigade. His service was honorable and would conclude as a trusted aide and sharpshooter under Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

After the war, his fame would grow. He claimed he had killed 3,000 bears and he was the "guide of choice. in those days, leading hunts for a Who’s Who of prominent men from around the country. Once, when an angry black bear cornered one of his prized dogs inside a hollowed log, Collier climbed in. As the bear tried to crawl past Collier and escape from the log, Collier stabbed it with his knife, killing the bear. Collier suffered only minor scratches,” according to "Camp Smoke".

Men would travel miles to hunt with him as if they were learning from the very man who invented the art. In 1902, Holt received a request from none other than U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

“I got things ready found a beautiful campin’ place. I was boss of the hunt. Along came the President with a car-load of guards, but he left all but one of ‘em in the car. Anyway he was safer with me than with all the policemen in Washington. The President was a pleasant man when he was talking he’d stop every little while to ask other people’s opinion,” Holt later recalled.

Originally scheduled to be a 10 day hunt, Roosevelt didn't want to wait over a week to see a live bear. he wanted one the first day.

Collier delivered the bear. 'popped out of the gap' where' promised. but the "Colonel" and his party had adjourned from the blind to have lunch.

Frustrated, Collier, exhausted from his efforts fleshing out the bear, decided he but take more aggressive steps to bring the bear to the Colonel. He challenged the bear, but unfortunately, Jocko, Collier's favorite hunting dog was in the bear's clutches.

Collier saved him by clubbing the bear with his rifle, and after a fight, he subdued the bear, threw a lasso over it’s neck and tied it to a willow tree.

Collier would summon President Roosevelt to show him the bear heɽ missed earlier and to put it out of his misery. Some in the party including railroad baron Stuyvesant Fish, and Mississippi Governor Andrew Longino cheered the leader of the free world to shoot the bear.

“But Roosevelt, ever the skilled politician, knew that reporters were back in camp would have a field day with the story. His hunting had been criticized by many East Coast intellectuals and he knew the press’ judgment would be harsh. Roosevelt also knew the laws of the hunt and practiced good sportsmanship in the field. It was an injured animal and there would be nothing sporting about the kill. Roosevelt declined the shot, but ordered the bear put down to end its suffering,” according to Camp Smoke.

The "Teddy Bear" gets its name

But the greatest and longest lasting memory of this trip was the PR blitz that hit the nation when President Roosevelt refused to kill the bear that Holt rounded up for him. Most reports advertised the bear as a cub, when in actuality it was full grown. Although the animal was later put down, Teddy Roosevelt’s refusal was viewed as a noble act in the media and ‘Teddy’ Bears were the hottest item purchased throughout the nation.

Once he returned to Washington, Roosevelt sent Collier a Winchester rifle like the one he used on the trip. It would become one of Collier's favorites.

Collier would die in Mississippi 1936 at the age of 90, the year Teddy Roosevelt’s 5th cousin, Franklin Roosevelt was running for re-election for president.

Collier makes the pages of American history as one of the most respected outdoorsman in the nation. despite the color of his skin. with an interesting connection to a much loved toy of millions of American children, and a Confederate Veteran.


I Bet You Didn’t Know The Fascinating History Behind These Words

Ever wondered how languages were made? Who decided the words for different things?

Well, they were not decided by some esoteric committees. Generally, it went like this: there was this guy who enunciated that from now on we would call “this thing” as “this” and that passed on and on to generations.

Their pronunciations getting whetted as they passed through different countries that’s why Paris is Paree in France and Paris in the UK.

As they traveled, they were honed to the most easily remembered elocution (remember, writing was developed way after, before it, everything was passed on orally).

But it doesn’t mean that you can call a mouse as Chewbacca, there has to be proper roots and suffixes.

Here are some words that have some interesting history behind them:

It is a disturbed state of mind marked by restlessness, hallucinations, etc. It also means intense excitement or ecstasy.

“lir” is a root that comes from Latin, meaning the ridge between two furrows.

Between ridges and furrows, ridges are preferably harder to walk on. Therefore it is difficult to balance your body when walking over them.

Relating to the above fact, a state of delirium is one in which your mind is unable to speak, because of the mental unbalance due to alcohol, hysteria, etc.

Roman politicians were extremely conscious of their image and they were seen by the public. This escalated even more so if the politician was contesting in the elections, and they would get their togas specially made of pure white colour. The ultra white, in turn, created an aura of one being spotless and thus worthy of respect.

These politicians were also called ‘candidates’.

Anyways, the word ‘candidate’ over the course of time has developed to mean ‘aspirant’.

Echo was a Greek maiden. Zeus (Greek God of Gods) was attracted to her. In the due course, Zeus’s wife Hera became doubtful and cursed Echo that she will never be able to say anything but the words of the last person who talked to her. So she kept repeating the words that others would say to her.

Sure, you have met many annoying narcissists in your life.

Well, it comes from a Greek mythology which goes as there was a man named Narcissus, a handsome Greek youth who rejected the desirous advances of the nymph Echo, as she was unable to tell him how she felt. These advances eventually led Narcissus to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Tragic.

Hippocrates was a very famous Greek physician( Heard about the Hippocratic oath of Doctors?). According to him, human personality and traits depend on four bodily fluids:

  • Red fluid represents sanguine (lively)
  • Green fluid represents choleric (short-tempered)
  • Black fluid represents melancholic ( sad)
  • Phlegm represents phlegmatic (stoic)

The above theory is called the Four Humor Theory. It was later rejected. And if you’re rambling your imagination on this black fluid that I just mentioned then stop right there. There is no black fluid. It was one of the reasons for the rejection of this theory.

It was originally a Latin word and when the French language (one of the Romance Languages) was derived from Latin, it referred to such form of literature that exaggerated the tales of knights. Therefore, it generally meant something which is not real.

Sure the people of those times has some serious wisdom of relationships.

The word romance is now related to feelings of love or a genre of movies, play, etc where two persons fall in love with each other.

Next time you see a word, don’t just use the dictionary but try to find its etymology.

This way you will get to know some really fascinating history behind it, which you can show off to your friends.


Bet you didn't know - Overview of local gambling era presented


PHOTO FROM BAYSIDE HISTORY MUSEUM FACEBOOK PAGE

North Beach, MD - If the whole Southern Maryland region seems like it&rsquos obsessed with gambling, consider this&mdashyou should have been around 60 years ago. Back in the late 1940s, throughout the 50s and well into the 1960s, when the Maryland General Assembly pulled the plug&mdashslot machines were a hard habit to break for area businesses, residents and especially visitors.

While the history of the region&rsquos gambling heyday is hard to summarize in a one-hour presentation, Grace Mary Brady of the Bayside History Museum provided an interesting overview of one of mankind&rsquos favorite vices as it pertains to Maryland in general and Southern Maryland in particular. Brady&rsquos presentation&mdashpart of the &ldquoAt the Water&rsquos Edge&rdquo lecture series&mdashwas delivered Sunday, Jan. 14 at the North Beach Town Hall.

Noted during the presentation was the fact that the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) was founded in 1743 in Annapolis and is the oldest continuing sporting organization in North America. The club operates or has operated venues for horse racing in Maryland. At one time that oversight covered a lot of turf in locations such as Baltimore, Hagerstown, Bowie, Laurel and Upper Marlboro. At the beginning of the 20th century a racetrack was proposed to be built in Chesapeake Beach. Brady said the track was envisioned to be a location for winter racing. The plan was never realized. Research, however, shows there was a horseracing track in Calvert County back in 1779 in Lower Marlboro.

Gambling fever really enveloped Southern Maryland in the 1940s. Brady said slot machines (aka one-arm bandits) were legalized in Anne Arundel County in 1943 and four years later, Calvert County locations had the machines as well. In fact, Brady pointed out, many Calvert venues may have had slots prior to 1947&mdashillegally. &ldquoThis was a game-changer for North Beach,&rdquo said Brady of legalized machines. An investor in the town&rsquos popular restaurant/bar/dance hall &ldquoUncle Billy&rsquos&rdquo was Charles E. Nelson, a Washington, DC bookie who became the focus of an early 1950s investigation of Kefauver Committee, which was looking into organized crime. Brady said Nelson was eventually convicted for income tax evasion.

Charles County&mdashWaldorf in particular&mdashsaw the arrival of legal slots in 1949. Waldorf&mdashwith a U.S. highway running through it&mdashbecame known as &ldquoSlot Machine Alley&rdquo and &ldquoLittle Vegas.&rdquo Brady pointed out that at one time Waldorf had slot machine revenue that exceeded the number in Las Vegas. All across the region, approximately 5,000 machines were in operation at local laundromats, barbershops, grocery stores, bars and nightclubs. The yen for slots expanded to the Potomac River and establishments in Colonial Beach were able to circumvent Virginia law by locating slots parlors on piers in the Potomac, which was under the jurisdiction of Maryland.

The slots craze cashed out in the 1960s when, amid pressure from local clergy, crusading editorial writers and Maryland Governor Millard Tawes, the Maryland General Assembly voted to outlaw slots effective June 30,1968. According to a mid-1990s story in the Baltimore Sun, the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge&mdashconnecting Calvert and St. Mary&rsquos counties&mdashwas built by the state as a concession for the heavy loss of slots revenue.

In addition to Brady&rsquos presentation, the Jan. 14 talk also included a summation of recent controversies involving electronic gaming devices in St. Mary&rsquos County from Detective Sgt. Shawn Moses of the St. Mary&rsquos County Sheriff&rsquos Office.