What Do You Mean That Aint True or How Wrong You Are

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There are certain things we have always heard and always have believed to be true, until all of a sudden , one day, when we are just walking around, minding our own business, we discover that the thing we thought was right was wrong. Things like……….

Elizabethan clothing

Elizabethan clothing

BUCKLES? WE DON’T NEED NO STEEKIN’ BUCKLES OR HOW WHAT THE WELL DRESSED PILGRIM WORE TO THE FEAST.
Ok a lot of us in school, right around thanksgiving, learned about harvest and the first thanksgiving (which is also wrong but not the point here). We all made turkeys by tracing our hands on sheet a paper with a crayon and coloring in the fingers with bright colors for the feathers. Some of us made pilgrim hats and collars. Some of us were really lucky and got to be Indians. I know, I know Native Americans but WE called them Indians just like we called them Pilgrims and not Religious Refugees or English Separatists. I am still bitter about never getting picked to be one. Ok shaking THAT off and we continue. Of course when we were making the pilgrims hats, we made then tall and black and, it would not be complete without the buckle.  A buckle on the hat and on the shoes as well.   Well, sorry, but no go on that.

It seems that the buckle was added to their clothing later on according to Plimoth Plantation historian James W. Baker. In the 19th century for the buckle was an emblem of “quaintness and so was added to the image. Everyone knows that the Pilgrims (those dissenters) were quaint and simple and pure. Except they didn’t were black austere clothing. They dressed in colors of reds, yellows, purples, and greens. They wore doublets and jerkins and ruffs and both men and women wore the same style of shoes, stockings, capes, coats and hats. In other words what anyone else would wear in the late Elizabethan era. Oh and the hats? Sorry not tall, not black and no buckles There were rounder and shorter. And they called them capotains.

A TALL SHORT STORY OR WHY MOST COULD LOOK UP TO NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Let’s talk about a short tale or a tall one as a matter of fact. . How about Napoléon Bonaparte.  He was short. Right? Wrong. We all have the image of Bonaparte standing there dressed in his military outfit, hand tucking in his jacket. There are thousands of stories about his short stature.  Well, Napoléon Bonaparte stood 5’7”. Yep that is right. Slightly taller than the average Frenchman. After his death he height was recorded and 5’2.that is %’2” in French Measurements. (“Fondation Napoléon”. Napoleon.org. Archived from the original on 2012-05-24.)  That works out to 5’7” for the rest of us on regular measurements. Oh the French always doing things just a bit unique’, no? Oh but what about his nickname, le Petit Caporal (The Little Corporal)? When I was younger I knew a guy who was almost 7 feet tall who every one called Little John. Comprendre?

TAKING UP SPACE OR NO, YOU CAN’T SEE THAT FROM UP HERE

Great Wall Of China

Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall of China runs along the northern borders of China, which is one of the reasons they call it the Great Wall of China. Cause it is in China. It would be dumb to call it something else. It is quite a feat of engineering being built of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other stuffs. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, roughly along the southern edge of Inner Mongolia.  The entire wall with all of its branches measure out to be 21,196 km (13,171 mi). It is amazing. It is rich in history. It is probably worth seeing. It is many things but one thing it isn’t, spot-able from space. It is commonly claimed that the Great Wall of China is the only human-made object visible from the Moon. This is false. None of the Apollo astronauts reported seeing any specific human-made object from the Moon, and even Earth-orbiting astronauts can barely see it. Shuttle astronaut Jay Apt has been quoted as saying that “the Great Wall is almost invisible from only 180 miles (290 km) up. ISS commander Chris Hadfield attempted to find it from space, but said that it was “hard as it’s narrow and dun-colored.” SO what is visible? City lights, they are easily visible on the night side of Earth from orbit.

 

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