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Interesting history facts

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Kanye West, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    Two phone books with their pages interlaced require more than 8000 pounds of pressure to separte.

    This is true, the Mythbusters tried it. They had to use 2 WW2 era tanks to rip them apart again.
     
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  3. Fin D

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    I didn't see that episode, but what exactly does this mean "pages interlaced". I cannot picture what they're talking about.
     
  4. texanphinatic

    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Basically, you open 1 book to just the cover. Then open the other book to just the cover and put the one cover ontop of each other (with both books open towards each other, like Ls facing each other. Then put down a page from book 1, 2,1,2,1,2,1 etc etc for the entire book. Hard to explain without seeing it, and yes it takes a loooooooong time :lol:
     
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  5. cnc66

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    shuffle the pages together like you would cards
     
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  6. Fin D

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    Ahhhhhhhhh, i'm dumb.

    Holy crap!!!!! You do that, and it takes that much force to separate it? Why aren't our walls made from that then?
     
  7. Kanye West

    Kanye West 'Parcells' Guy

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    Good stuff so far guys.
     
  8. Ducken

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    Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson believed one arm was longer then the other and to enhance his blood circulation he would hold the "longer" arm above his head.
     
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    The United States of America was technically founded by Terrorists.
     
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    There are a lot of rumors that Woodrow Wilson's (second) wife ran the Presidency when he was recovering from a stroke.

    If I recall correctly people would talk to her about the issues, then she would talk to her husband and relay the decison back to the people... There has been a lot of evidence that she ran the Presidency and didn't or couldn't talk to sick husband about the issues.
     
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    New Medical reports say that President Jame Garfield would have survived the gun shot wound in his back if it was left untreated.

    The problem was that Doctors thought they had to get the bullet out and there was no such thing as antiseptic back then; so the (many) doctors trying to treat him kept putting thier hands and fingers in his back searching for the bullet. The bullet was never found, but the wound became infected and he died....
     
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    I wonder if they tried maggots to keep the wound clean. I know it was very common to use them in the War of Northern Aggression.
     
  14. sking29

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    Wonderful article. I am currently working on a religious biography regarding Washington and the article explained things pretty true to form which was wonderful to see. Once again wonderful article. :up:
     
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    Three Presidents have died on July 4th, two of which the same day. They are Thomas Jefferson - July 4, 1826; John Adams - July 4th, 1826; and James Monroe - July 4, 1831. Also 7 total presidents have died in July which is more than any month.

    I always thought the Adams-Jefferson situation was interesting because of their history.
     
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    Although the Gettysburg Address is now considered by some as one of the greatest speeches every written, not everyone thought so at the time. Even Lincoln himself, as he stepped down from the podium said "That speech won't scour. It is a flat failure." Some newspapers printed comments like "We pass over the silly remarks of the president..." and "The cheek of every American must tingle with shame".

    One of the lines in that famous speech is "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.". In that, Lincoln was wrong because in fact most Americans know more about the speech itself than they do about the importance of the battle it commemorates.
     
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    After Bull Run in 1861, a reporter surveying the aftermath witnessed some of the horrors of war which included men who were found side by side, each with their bayonets in the other.

    In two days at the Battle of Shiloh, more men died than all previous American wars combined.

    At Cold Harbour, in one 20 minute span, 7,000 men died.
     
  18. gafinfan

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    Wasn't very civil was it.:no:
     
  19. Section126

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    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,590513,00.html

    About 50 Nuclear weapons have been "lost" worldwide.

    11 have been "lost" by the US.

    Most interesting was this:

    Yes...we almost had a nuclear explosion on US soil and most of you never heard of it.

    usually...fuses fail due to faulty construction and maintenance. So it was indeed "lucky" we didn;t have a mushroom cloud in NC.
     
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    There's another one off the coast of Tybee Island - Savannah, Ga. Been there for 50 years!!

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tybee_Bomb[/ame]
     
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    Thresher was on a sea trial so she was likely without weapons, but I'd bet my bippy that Scorpion was carrying nucs when she went down coming off patrol.
     
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