Meeting of the Twins

The crew of Shirra and Stafford (both USNA grads, although Stafford took a commission in USAF) are shown in the attached photo flashing Gemini 7, crewed by Jim Lovell (USNA)  and Frank Borman (USMA) on their approach in '65-shortly after the Army-Navy game. (Played that year to a 7-7 tie.)  Obviously, Borman was outnumbered.

What A Man Did With This Tree Trunk Will Blow Your Mind

What A Man Did With This Tree Trunk Will Blow Your Mind. Whatever You’re Thinking…It’s Better.

November 20, 2013 In the News

One tree, four years of work and an indescribable amount of talent: that’s what it took to create this incredible masterpiece. A famous Chinese wood carver chopped down a single tree and tirelessly worked on it for over four years to make this piece. 


It all started out with a simple tree…


Then Zheng Chunhui, a famous wood carver, spent over

four years creating this masterpiece.



The carving is based on the famous Chinese painting

“Along the River During the Qingming Festival.”

The original artwork was created over 1,000 years ago.


The piece won the Guinness World Record for the longest

wooden carving and measures over 40ft (specifically, it is

12.286 meters long, is 3.075 meters tall at it highest point,

and is also 2.401 meters wide).


The intricate carvings of daily life in ancient China are so

detailed and perfect, they could drop your jaw.


It’s no surprise that this incredible work of art is drawing

so much attention. It’s amazing, but not just because it’s

so big, but also because it’s so incredibly detailed.

Dildos and Same-Sex Marriage

Arguments for the Oxford Comma

This description, published in The Times, of a documentary by Peter Ustinov:
"... highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector."
And another:
“Top stories: World leaders at Mandela tribute, Obama-Castro handshake and same-sex marriage date set.”

The Ultimate BB Gun

Worth watching: The Ultimate BB Gun---Some Interesting History: This is an incredible story that explains how the Lewis and Clark expedition intimidated the Indians and were never seriously threatened.

This is the air rifle that Lewis and Clark took on their expedition and AMAZED the Indians!
It takes 1500 strokes to pump this rifle to full pressure, after which it could shoot more than 400 . 46 cal . round balls, each of which can blast a clean hole through a 1 inch pine board at 100 yards.
This is a VERY interesting  gun!  How many of you very gun-knowledgeable folks out there even knew that a rifle like this ever existed, especially back then?

This video is with sound and great on full screen.
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