Monday, July 27, 2009

Henry VIII

Now due to having difficulty with Azerbaijan, I have decided to move, temporally, to a more comfortably subject. The Tudor period. Here are some interesting facts about King Henry VIII;

We all know about how our good friend Henry had six wives, but did you know that after his first wife, Cathrine of Aragon, died, that same year he married and beheaded Anne Boleyn, then married Jane Seymour. Man he must have been bored.

He loved music. He owned 10 trombones, 14 trumpets, 5 bagpipes, 76 recorders and 78 flutes. He is also attributed the writing of Greensleeves.

He was an expert archer, he could hit the bulls eye over and over again at a distance of 220 meters.

He liked to play a game called "Paume" a bit like tennis, and he was playing this game while his wife Anne Bolyen was beheaded.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Trojan War

How did it start?

Around 1200 B.C Paris prince of Troy ran off with Menelaus wife Helen, Menelaus got an army together including Odysseus and Achilles. (One man, Cinyras King of Paphos promised to send 50 ships, this he did, but only one of the ships was real, the others were toy models.) These men sailed (Or tried to sail) to Troy, and laid siege to it.

Who won?

The Greeks, King Menelaus. After ten years.
Achilles killed Hector and then Odysseus had a huge hollow wooden horse built which he and thirty of his best soldier’s climbed inside. The rest of the Greeks sailed away, leaving Sinon behind, giving the appearance of giving up and going home.
Sinon convinced the Trojans that the Greeks were gone and that they should pull the horse inside. Once the horse was inside Troy the Trojan’s threw a party and later on when everyone was either drunk or asleep they jumped out and slaughtered everyone.

Who were the main characters?

Paris, he was the prince of Troy and the most handsome man alive and he was in love with Helen.

Helen, married to Menelaus king of the Greeks, most beautiful woman alive.

Priam, king of Troy, father of Paris.

Odysseus, king of Ithaca, former suitor of Helen, hero in the Greek army, built the wooden horse.

Achilles was the prince of Phthia and Thetis, he was a legendary hero in the Greek army. Killed by Paris

Hector, Troy’s greatest warrior, Paris brother. Killed by Achilles.

Dan B

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Drunk Driving Poster.

A novel approch to truck sales.

Over in America sales on motor-vehicles are way down, including trucks. But one man from Missouri believes he has found the answer, his slogan; God, Guns, Guts and American Pick-Up Trucks. He is now giving away a free AK47 to everyone who buys a truck, any truck.
People have been responding well, they are worried about crime and want to protect themselves
An AK47 is worth about $700 (US$450) it was used by the Soviet Union in the 50's and hundreds of wars since.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tin Cans.

We all know tin cans, we all have them in our houses, we use them night and day, Peaches on breakfast, spaghetti for lunch, Canned tomatoes in your dinner. But did you know that they are only a small percentage tin? They are actually steel, coated with a tin plate 1/250 of a inch thick. Tin was used because it isn't toxic and doesn't affect the color of food.

The tin can was invented by a English (Or possibly French, I have conflicting story's) man called Peter Durand (Or Pierre Durand) he based his ideas on the glass bottling technique formed by Nicolas Appert but changed it from breakable glass to strong tin and steel.
Durand took out a patent on his idea in 1810 but then sold it to two English men Bryan Donkin and John Hall, who set up a canning factory and were producing the first canned goods for the British army in 1813.

Dan B