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Hoaxes

2013-06-23
Length: 14m 52s


 

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. The Turk could nod twice if it threatened its opponent's queen, and three times upon placing the king in check. If an opponent made an illegal move, the Turk would shake its head, move the piece back and make its own move, thus forcing a forfeit of its opponent's move.[20] Louis Dutens, a traveller who observed a showing of the Turk, attempted to trick the machine "by giving the Queen the move of a Knight, but my mechanic opponent was not to be so imposed upon; he took up my Queen and replaced her in the square from which I had moved her.

 

 

Another part of the machine's exhibition was the completion of the knight's tour, a famed chess puzzle. The puzzle requires the player to move a knight around a chessboard, touching each square once along the way. While most experienced chess players of the time still struggled with the puzzle, the Turk was capable of completing the tour without any difficulty from any starting point via a pegboard used by the director with a mapping of the puzzle laid out.[23]

The Turk also had the ability to converse with spectators using a letter board.

 

In 1809, Napoleon I of France arrived at Schönbrunn Palace to play the Turk. According to an eyewitness report, Mälzel took responsibility for the construction of the machine while preparing the game, and the Turk (Johann Baptist Allgaier) saluted Napoleon prior to the start of the match.

 

 

15 min video  it 7 history of turk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfDDcaewlZU

 

Hitler Diaries

The magazine had paid nearly 9 million German marks for the sixty small books, plus a "special volume" about Rudolf Hess' flight to the United Kingdom, covering the period from 1932 to 1945

 

 

Two historians who did briefly see them, Hugh Trevor-Roper (later Baron Dacre of Glanton) and Gerhard Weinberg, were retained by Times Newspapers and Newsweek, respectively, to authenticate the diaries prior to bidding for the serialisation rights.

 

Many doubted the diaries' genuineness. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt told a group "I just can't believe it's true". Skeptics thought that no one person could have forged 60 volumes, and believed that the East German and Soviet governments had faked the diaries to divide West Germany from its allies, or to earn Western hard currency.[2]

Doubts quickly emerged. A press conference held to launch publication on 25 April 1983 was a fiasco for Stern. Both Trevor-Roper and Weinberg qualified their previous endorsements, and writer David Irving held up photocopies of a fake Hitler diary that he said was from the same source as Stern's material. Within two weeks, the West German Bundesarchiv revealed that the Hitler Diaries were "grotesquely superficial fakes"

 

 

It was never determined where the missing money[clarification needed] went. Kujau certainly received a portion of it, but it is likely that Heidemann pocketed a majority. A Hamburg court later found that Heidemann kept at least 4.4 million Deutsche marks.[3] At the time the fraud was being investigated, authorities learned that Heidemann purchased two villas in Spain, two luxury sports cars, expensive jewelry, rare World War II memorabilia for his collection, and extravagant vacations, amongst other things. All of the items, totaling well over 1.5 million marks, were allegedly paid for out of Heidemann's monthly salary of 5,400 Marks.

After release from prison, Kujau was able to use his new fame as a forger to open a studio and sell "original Kujau forgeries".[

 

 

 

Alien autopsy was the name given to a hoaxed medical examination and dissection of a dummy depicted in a film released in the 1990s by a London-based entrepreneur Ray Santilli. He presented it as an autopsy on the body of an extraterrestrial being recovered from the crash of a "flying disc" near Roswell, New Mexico on June 2, 1947.

The 17-minute black-and-white film of poor quality surfaced in the 1990s, and Santilli claimed he had received it from an unidentified, former military cameraman

 

Five minute video on explanation the alien autopsy film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOwxgVCVdrg

Alien autopsy film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaVF3vj9gCo

 

Piltdown Man

 

The Piltdown Man was a hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilised remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex

5 min video on piltdowm man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VGhzv30bnQ

 

 

The spaghetti tree hoax is a famous 3-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools' Day 1957 by the BBC current affairs programme Panorama. It told a tale of a family in southernSwitzerland harvesting spaghetti from the fictitious spaghetti tree, broadcast at a time when thisItalian dish was not widely eaten in the UK and some Britons were unaware that spaghetti is apasta made from wheat flour and water. Hundreds of viewers phoned into the BBC, either to say the story was not true, or wondering about it, with some even asking how to grow their own spaghetti trees. Decades later CNN called this broadcast "the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled."[1]

5 min video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ugSKW4-QQ

 

Hoaxes explained videos 5 min each

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OlnUbHofJ4

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsK4ZOVQonc

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdNEN4rUOTA

 

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1958

2013-06-16
Length: 18m 48s


 

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The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958, when British European AirwaysFlight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway atMunich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was theManchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with a number of supporters and journalists.[1] Twenty of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash

 

 

The new wing design was extremely thin, with a thickness-to-chord ratio of only 3.36% and an aspect ratio of 2.45. The wing's leading-edges were so thin (0.016 in/0.41 mm) and sharp that they presented a hazard to ground crews, and protective guards had to be installed during ground operations.

The safety record of the F-104 Starfighter became high-profile news, especially in Germany, in the mid-1960s. In West Germany it came to be nicknamed Witwenmacher ("The Widowmaker"). Some operators lost a large proportion of their aircraft through accidents, although the accident rate varied widely depending on the user and operating conditions; the German Air Force lost about 30% of aircraft in accidents over its operating career,[38] and Canada lost over 50% of its F-104s.[39] The Spanish Air Force, however, lost none.[40][41]

15,000 metres (49,000 ft) in 131.1 seconds 20,000 metres (66,000 ft) in 222.99 seconds 25,000 metres (82,000 ft) in 266.03 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zenith engineer, Eugene Polley created the "Flash-matic" the first wireless TV remote in 1955. The Flash-matic operated by means of four photocells, one in each corner of the TV screen. The viewer used a directional flashlight to activate the four control functions, which turned the picture and sound on and off, and turned the channel tuner dial clockwise and counter-clockwise.

 

 

 

 

 

By definition the integrated circuit aka microchip is a set of interconnected electronic components such as transistors and resistors, that are etched or imprinted on a onto a tiny chip of a semiconducting material, such as silicon or germanium.

Jack Kilby, an engineer with a background in ceramic-based silk screen circuit boards and transistor-based hearing aids, started working for Texas Instrumentsin 1958. A year earlier, research engineer Robert Noyce had co-founded the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. From 1958 to 1959, both electrical engineers were working on an answer to the same dilemma: how to make more of less.

jack kilby's first integrated curcuit

 

 

 

 

The traitorous eight are eight men who left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1957, due to a conflict withWilliam Shockley, to form Fairchild Semiconductor. 

 

 

Fairchild Bill

 

robert noyce

 

15 min video about traitorous eight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLNh4UY5ohw

 

 

In 1958 and 1961, the American Air Force lost nuclear weapons over the skies of South and North Carolina, respectively, raining potential apocalypse on the folks below.

In both incidents, complete catastrophe was avoided thanks to that ever-potent combination of foresight and unmitigated dumb luck. And in the former incident, the bomb fell square on some unsuspecting children's playhouse.

 

 

Unlike the 1958 mishap, the Goldsboro crash could have had dire consequences for the Tar Heel State. As the bombs' deactivator Dr. Jack Revelle later admitted, "How close was it to exploding? My opinion is damn close. 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1957, a B-36 accidentally salvoed a hydrogen bomb though it's bay doors while on approach to Kirtland AFB. The core was installed but didn't detonate, the conventional explosives did set off, scattering radioactive debris over a large swath of scrub land. In the early 90's the area was still restricted due to radiation concerns.

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drugs that were legal

2013-06-09
Length: 14m 36s


 In 2003, a leather basket filled with cannabis leaf fragments and seeds was found next to a 2,500- to 2,800-year-old mummified shaman in the northwesternXinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.[136][137] Cannabis is also known to have been used by the ancient Hindus of India and Nepal thousands of years ago. 

 

Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational or medicinal drug, and as part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.[10] In 2004, the United Nations estimated that global consumption of cannabis indicated that approximately 4% of the adult world population (162 million people) used cannabis annually, and that approximately 0.6% (22.5 million) of people used cannabis daily.[11] In the United States, cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug (under federal law); 5.1% of Americans said they used marijuana in the past 30 days. In 1977, 38% of 12th graders reported using cannabis in the past month; in 2011, 23% of the same age group reported using cannabis in the same time span.

 

 

 

 

 

Opium

 

In June 1840 the British fleet of 16 warships and 27 transports carrying 4,000 men arrived in the Pearl River Delta, near Humen.

Among them was the Nemesis, a new iron warship armed with a deadly weapon - the Congreve rocket launcher, able to fire exploding rockets up to a distance of two miles.

The Chinese were prepared, but their antiquated defences were no match for the British. Their static canons and armada of war junks were destroyed in just five and a half hours.

Over the next two years the British navy travelled up the coast towards Shanghai. Chinese troops, many of whom were addicted to opium, were overwhelmed at every stage.

The British bombardments resulted in a considerable loss of life - between 20,000 and 25,000 Chinese were killed. Britain lost just 69 men.

 

 

 

 

 

Heroin

Diacetylmorphine was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis. Pierce told Wright:

Wright's invention did not lead to any further developments, and diacetylmorphine became popular only after it was independently re-synthesized 23 years later by another chemist,Felix Hoffmann. Hoffmann, working at the Aktiengesellschaft Farbenfabriken (today theBayer pharmaceutical company) in Elberfeld, German

 

Later, as with Aspirin, Bayer lost some of its trademark rights to heroin under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles following the German defeat in World War I.[65]

 

 

 

The BBC reported that "Worldwide, the UN estimates that as of 2005, there are more than 50 million regular users of heroin, cocaine and synthetic drugs."[13] Global users of diacetylmorphine are estimated at between 15 and 21 million people aged 15–64.[1

 

 

 

LSD

 

Modern medicine knows about ergot, but has rarely seen it in the form of an epidemic disease.* It is a black fungus that grows on wet grain, contains chemicals that powerfully affect the blood vessels and the nervous system.

Drugs that were legal pics tomorrowIn the Middle Ages, growing uncontrolled in wet summers, ergot was no such helpful friend. The disease was called "St. Anthony's Fire," and raged periodically through Europe. Monastic chroniclers wrote of agonizing burning sensations, of feet and hands blackened like charcoal, of vomiting, convulsions and death. Whole villages were driven mad.

 

 

The British Army thouht a brief moment that LSD might aid there forces

A crew of British military men were each given LSD-25 (Acid) while on the field. Here is what happened:

 

2 min video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-rWnQphPdQ

 

There's a part of the video missing, they mentioned that one of the men nearly succeeded in befelling a tree, using only a spade

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events of 1988

2013-06-02
Length: 18m 26s


  Events of 1988

Tyson made his professional debut as an 18-year-old on March 6, 1985, in Albany, New York. He defeated Hector Mercedes via a first round knockout.[8] He had 15 bouts in his first year as a professional. Fighting frequently, Tyson won 26 of his first 28 fights by KO or TKO; 16 of those came in the first round.[19] The quality of his opponents gradually increased to journeyman fighters and borderline contenders,[19] like James Tillis, David Jaco, Jesse Ferguson

 

Events of 1988

 

In 1943, Reichsmarschall Göring issued a request for design proposals to produce a bomber that was capable of carrying a 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) load over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) at 1,000 kilometres per hour (620 mph); the so-called "3 X 1000 project". Conventional German bombers could reach Allied command centers in Great Britain, but were suffering devastating losses from Allied fighters. At the time, there was no way to meet these goals — the new Junkers Jumo 004B turbojets could provide the required speed, but had excessive fuel consumption.

The Hortens concluded that the low-drag flying wing design could meet all of the goals: by reducing the drag, cruise power could be lowered to the point where the range requirement could be met. They put forward their private project, the H.IX, as the basis for the bomber. The Government Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium) approved the Horten proposal, but ordered the addition of two 30 mm cannons, as they felt the aircraft would also be useful as a fighter due to its estimated top speed being significantly higher than that of any Allied aircraft.

 

 

 

 

The Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 were experimental heavy bomber aircraft developed by the Northrop Corporation for the United States Army Air Forcesduring and shortly after World War II. The airplane used the radical and potentially very efficient flying wing design, in which the tail section and fuselage are eliminated and all payload is carried in a thick wing. Only prototype and pre-production aircraft were built, although interest remained strong enough to warrant further development of the design as a jet bomber, under the designation YB-49.

 

 

During early 1950, the remaining YB-35Bs airframes being converted to YRB-49As were scrapped. Flight testing of the sole remaining YB-49 prototype ended 14 March 1950. On 15 March 1950, that program was canceled, and coincidentally, that last YB-49 prototype suffered a high-speed taxiing accident and, as previously noted, was totally destroyed in the ensuing fire.

But only two months later, all Flying Wing contracts were canceled abruptly without explanation by order of Stuart Symington,Secretary of the Air Force. Shortly thereafter, also without explanation, Symington turned down a request from the Smithsonian for the Air Force to donate one of these big wings to its collection of pioneering Northrop aircraft.[4]

 

 

 

 

In contrast to the flat surfaces of the earlier F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 is composed of many curved and rounded surfaces across its exposed airframe to deflect radar beams. Additional reduction in its radar signature was achieved by the use of various radar-absorbent materials(RAM) to absorb and neutralize radar beams. The B-2's clean, low-drag flying wingconfiguration not only gives it exceptional range but is also beneficial to reducing its radar profile.[56][85]

 

The shroud is rectangular, measuring approximately 4.4 × 1.1 m (14.3 × 3.7 ft). The cloth is woven in a three-to-one herringbone twill composed of flax fibrils. Its most distinctive characteristic is the faint, brownish image of a front and back view of a naked man with his hands folded across his groin. The two views are aligned along the midplane of the body and point in opposite directions. The front and back views of the head nearly meet at the middle of the cloth.[16]

Reddish brown stains that have been said to include whole blood are found on the cloth, showing various wounds that, according to proponents, correlate with the yellowish image

 

 

Alain Prost vs. Ayrton Senna, the legendary feud between two of the greatest F1 drivers ever, began in earnest in 
1988 when Alain Prost convinced Team McLaren to sign a young Ayrton Senna as his teammate. Their personalities 
clashed from the start, with Senna being a brash risktaker, pushing the car to its limits every lap, compared to Prost's 
more cautious and calculating style, preferring to save tires and fuel for a strong finish . At the end of the 1988 
season, the McLaren duo would win 15 of the 16 races on the F1 schedule (Senna with 8 wins, Prost with 7). 

 

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Showmen

2013-05-26
Length: 20m 35s


A short story of four showmen

 

 

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill became famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes, which he toured in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States.

 

 19 year old william cody

 

At the age of 14, Cody was struck by gold fever, but on his way to the gold fields, he met an agent for the Pony Express. He signed with them, and after building several stations and corrals, Cody was given a job as a rider, which he kept until he was called home to his sick mother's bedside.[1]

 

 Cody earned the nickname by killing 4,280 American bison (commonly known as buffalo) in eighteen months, (1867–1868).[

In 1889, the show toured Europe, and in 1890 Cody met Pope Leo XIII. He set up an independent exhibition near the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, which greatly contributed to his popularity. It vexed the promoters of the fair, who had first rejected his request to participate.                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxesand for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.[1]

 

Late in 1860, the Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng, came out of retirement (they needed more money to send their numerous children to college). The Twins had had a touring career on their own and went to live on a North Carolina plantation with their families and slaves, under the name of "Bunker." They appeared at Barnum's Museum for six weeks. Also in 1860, Barnum introduced the "man-monkey" William Henry Johnson, a microcephalic black dwarf who spoke a mysterious language created by Barnum.

 

  Jenny Lind

 

 

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in Budapest, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was an American stunt performer, noted for his sensationalescape acts

 

 

 The mahogany and metal cell featured a glass front, through which audiences could clearly see Houdini. The stocks would be locked to the top of the cell, and a curtain would conceal his escape. In the earliest version of the Torture Cell, a metal cage was lowered into the cell, and Houdini was enclosed inside that. While making the escape more difficult 

 

 

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Events of 1962

2013-05-19
Length: 17m 33s


Some events of 1962

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The program included 20 unmanned launches, followed by two suborbital and four orbital flights with astronaut pilots. 

 

This estimate gave the cost of Project Mercury as $392.6 ... In 2010, The SpaceReview estimated the cost of Mercury as $1.6 ...

 

 

 

 

So

 

                                                    

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art

 

Campbells soup sold for 23. million in 2010

                             

 

 

 

Large coco cola bottle sold for 32.5 million 2010

        

200 Dolar bills sold for 43.5 million in 2010

 

Chelsea Girls is a 1966 experimental underground film directed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. The film was Warhol's first major commercial success after a long line ofavant-garde art films (both feature length and short). It was shot at the Hotel Chelsea and other locations in New York City, and follows the lives of several of the young women who live there, and stars many of Warhol's superstars. It is presented in a split screen, accompanied by alternating soundtracks attached to each scene and an alternation between black-and-white and color photography

 

 

The band built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first modest hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962

 

 

                                                                 

stuart sutcliffe                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 He was ranked World No. 1 for seven consecutive years, from 1964 to 1970 (from 1964 to 1967 in the professional circuit) and also in 1961 and 1962 (by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph).[1] He is the only tennis player, male or female to have twice won the Grand Slam 

 

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Engines

2013-05-12
Length: 22m 12s



5 s

ries of engines , will try and get pics up again

 

 

 

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The Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into a rotating motion instead of using reciprocating pistons. Itsfour-stroke cycle takes place in a space between the inside of an oval-like epitrochoid-shaped housing and a rotor that is similar in shape to a Reuleaux triangle but with sides that are somewhat flatter. The very compact Wankel engine delivers smooth high-rpmpower. It is commonly called a rotary engine, though this name applies also to othercompletely different designs.

The engine was invented by German engineer Felix Wankel. He received his first patent for the engine in 1929, began development in the early 1950s at NSU, completing a working prototype in 1957.[1] NSU then licensed the concept to companies around the world, which have continued to improve the design. It is the only internal combustion engine invented in the twentieth century to go into production.[1]

 

 

 

Mallard 

is the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives at 125.88 mph (202.58 km/h). The record was achieved on 3 July 1938 on the slight downward grade of Stoke Bank south of Grantham on the East Coast Main Line, and the highest speed was recorded at milepost 90¼, between Little Bytham and Essendine. It broke the German (DRG Class 05) 002's 1936 record of 124.5 mph (200.4 km/h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heinkel He 178 was the world's first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet aircraft. It was a private venture by the GermanHeinkel company in accordance with director Ernst Heinkel's emphasis on developing technology for high-speed flight and first flew on 27 August 1939, piloted by Erich Warsitz. This had been preceded by a short hop three days earlier.

Messerschmitt Me-262 Of 1400 made over 4 survive

 

 

The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter and the Allies' first operational jet aircraft. The Meteor's development was heavily reliant on its ground-breaking turbojet engines, developed by Sir Frank Whittle and his company, Power Jets Ltd. Development of the aircraft began in 1940, work on the engines had started in 1936. The Meteor first flew in 1943 and commenced operations on 27 July 1944 with 616 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although the Meteor was not an aerodynamically advanced aircraft, it proved to be a successful and effective combat fighter.

 

 

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is a single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force(USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, very high-altitude (70,000 feet / 21,000 m), all-weather

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events of 2004

2013-05-05
Length: 13m 53s


 

Some better events of 2004 with some pics to come.

 

SpaceShipOne is a suborbital air-launched spaceplane that completed the first manned private spaceflight in 2004. That same year, it won the US$10 million Ansari X Prize and was immediately retired from active service. Itsmother ship was named "White Knight". Both craft were developed and flown by Mojave Aerospace Ventures, which was a joint venture between Paul Allenand Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan's aviation company. Allen provided the funding of approximately US$25 million.

 

 

 

8 Sung-Chih Road, Hsin-Yi District
Taipei Taiwan

 

Status: built Construction Dates   Began 1998   Finished 2004 Floor Count 101 Basement Floors 5 Floor Area 412,500 m² Building Uses  - office  - communication  - conference  - library  - observation  - restaurant  - retail  - fitness center Structural Types  - highrise  - tuned mass damper  - pole Architectural Style  - pagoda style Materials  - glass  - steel



  Heights   Value   Source / Comments       Spire   1667 ft                   Roof   1470 ft   Architect plans               Top floor   1437 ft   Architect plans     101st floor, Observation deck (inside)         Floor 91   1282 ft   Architect plans     Observation deck (outside)         Floor 89   1254 ft   Architect plans     Observation deck (inside)         Floor 86   1213 ft   Architect plans     Club house         Floor 12   207 ft         Podium roof (highest point)         Floor 6   124 ft         Podium main roof         Ground level   0 ft                   Sea level   -4 ft                   Floor b5   -103 ft            

 

Queen Mary 

 

RMS Queen Mary 2 is a transatlantic ocean liner. She was the first major ocean liner built since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel she succeeded as flagship of the Cunard Line. The new ship was named Queen Mary 2 by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 after the firstRMS Queen Mary, completed in 1936. Queen Mary was in turn named after Mary of Teck, consort of King George V. With the retirement ofQueen Elizabeth 2 from active duty in 2008, Queen Mary 2 is the only transatlantic ocean liner in line service between Southampton andNew York, which operates for part of each year. The ship is also used for cruising, including an annual world cruise.[9]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things to happen in 1982

2013-04-28
Length: 17m 33s


Five events on 1982

 

After launch and a four month cruise to Venus the descent vehicle separated from the cruise stage and plunged into the Venusian atmosphere on March 1, 1982. After entering the atmosphere a parachute was deployed. At an altitude of about 50 km the parachute was released and simple airbraking was used the rest of the way to the surface.

 

                                                                                      

 

Paolo Rossi on his way to scoring three against Brazil

 

Italy win World Cup 

 

 Villeneuve and Didier Pironi battle it out round corner

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Blade Runner is a 1982 American dystopian science fiction action film directed byRidley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Movies make for peanuts but made millions

2013-04-20
Length: 15m 54s


 

5 movies made for peanuts that made millions

 

 

The film, made on a budget of $950,000[2][3] and shot in 28 days, was a sleeper hit; it made over $225 million,[1] the highest grossing film of 1976, and won three Oscars, including Best Picture. The film received many positive reviews and turned Stallone into a major star.[4] It spawned five sequels: Rocky II, III, IV, V and Rocky Balboa, all written by and starring Stallone.

 

 

 

 

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored byJohn Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence andJamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film was the first installment in what became theHalloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield,Illinois.

 

 

 

The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American horror film written and directed by Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production company. Though fictional, it is presented as "found footage", as if pieced together from amateur footage, and popularised this style of horror movie.

 

 

Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written and directed byOren Peli.[1][2][5] The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. It is presented in the style of "found footage", from cameras set up by the couple in an attempt to document what is haunting them. 

 

 

Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller and revised by Miller and Byron Kennedy over the original script by James McCausland, starring Mel Gibson, who had not yet become famous.

 

 

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things that happened in 97

2013-04-08
Length: 14m 47s


Five events that happened in 1997

 

Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone on 30 June 1997, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide.[1] The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies, making it the best-selling book series in history

 

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Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster film directed, written, co-produced, co-edited and partly financed by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of thesinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

 

 

 

 

 

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Frontmen

2013-04-01
Length: 15m 14s


A short story of five frontmen …

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Traitors

2013-03-25
Length: 14m 58s


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s is the story of five traitors, and gives some clues of why they went down this path

 

 

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic.

 

 

 

 

William Joyce (24 April 1906 – 3 January 1946), nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an Irish-American fascist politician and Nazi propaganda broadcaster to the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He was hanged for treason by the British as a result of his wartime activities, being believed to owe allegiance to the UK by his possession of a British passport, 

 

 

  captured by allied forces

 

 

Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (Norwegian: [ˈʋɪdkʉn ˈkʋɪʃlɪŋ]  ( listen); 18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian politician. On 9 April 1940, with theGerman invasion of Norway in progress, he seized power in a Nazi-backed coup d'état.

From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President, working with the occupying forces

 

 

 

 

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James Bonds Pt 1

2013-03-22
Length: 10m 8s


A brief history of James Bond, this includes the writer and actors and there stories on how they came to play James Bond …

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