Well, back then, being a child and everything, it was the coolest thing to see as a well build one can burn all through the night and still be lit in the morning.
This experiment, the Genesis Experiment, is based on a very simple concept: Physical life, in this dimension, is a concentrated bit of thought. Here is our hypothesis:
If millions of people concentrate on a small vial of water, a single-celled life form might be created. If this produces positive results, it will change our entire understanding of nature. Your participation is crucial.
We have a hermetically sealed vial of medical-quality sterile liquid water placed at an isolated location in North Carolina. We want you to think about this vial of liquid and visualize life teeming inside. We will then have this vial tested by a certified biologist. If life is found inside, the implications could be enormous.
The Japanese-American battalion in WWII which was one of the most decorated units in American military history while many of their family members back home were imprisoned in internment camps.
President Roosevelt announced the formation of the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team (the “Go For Broke” regiment), famously saying “Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry”. Nevertheless, families of the regiment’s members remained interned.
An interesting article about Lampião.
The outlaw Lampião is the most famous son of the backlands of the Sertão, the semi-arid poor interior of Brazil’s northeast.
Revered by some as a hero and others as a heartless bandit, his story has taken on folklore-like status and his name reverberates in every town.
Born Virgolino Ferreira in 1898 in an area largely governed by land owners and their often brutal militia, Lampião turned to violence when he sought revenge against Sertão police who killed his father in 1919.
His gang of revolutionaries roamed the vast wastelands for two decades, accumulating wealth, distributing some to the poor, and plotting against the government of the day.
More pictures and info on him and his gang here.
(via Robot Wisdom)