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We've traveled a LONG way, baby!!!

Considering that the very first mode of transportation was via foot, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

Ponder upon the idea of moving from one location to another and doing it all via foot.  Of course, if this were the case, we would have no access to comfortable footwear, moving dollies, or any of the helpful moving amenities we know today which makes it likely that folks would move less often.  We have traveled a long way thanks, first of all,  to the development of the wheel.   The ingenuity of humans is truly remarkable!  

 

Development of a Functional Wheel

The following steps and developments took place to invent a functioning wheel, more or less in this order:

This is Heavy

Humans realized that heavy objects could be moved easier if something round, for example a fallen tree log, was placed under it and the object rolled over it.

The Sledge

Humans also realized a way to move heavy objects, with an invention archeologists call the sledge. Logs or sticks were placed under an object and used to drag the heavy object, like a sled and a wedge put together.

Log Roller

Humans thought to use the round logs and a sledge together. Humans used several logs or rollers in a row, dragging the sledge over one roller to the next.

 

This is certainly creativity in its best form!

 

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Known Unknowns....

 "There are things we know that we know.There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know.  But there are also unknown unknowns.  There are things we don't know we don't know".  Donald Romsfeld 

Did you know that George Washington started school when he was six years old?  He left school at 15 to become a surveyor because his mother couldn't afford to send him to college?

 It was reported that Christopher Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.

 

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Did You Know?

Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 kids.  Born prematurely at 4.5 lbs., she suffered infantile paralysis, polio, and scarlet fever.  She wore a brace for a twisted leg.  She eventually became the world’s fastest woman, winning 4 Olympic medals. 

 Until 1859, in the game of baseball, the umpire sat behind home plate in a padded rocking chair?

Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers.

 

 

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Did You Know?

850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter.

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Did You Know?

In a tradition dating to the beginning of the Westminster system of government, the bench in the middle of a Westminster parliament is two and a half sword lengths long. This was so the government and opposition couldn't have a go at each other if it all got a bit heated.

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When Elizabeth I of Russia died in 1762, 15,000 dresses were found in her closets. She used to change what she was wearing two and even three times an evening.

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Did You Know?

1941 was the first year the United States produced over 1 million trucks. That year, the United States government placed an order for $5 billion dollars in trucks due to WWII.

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