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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 am

Ta-da-ta-da...Drum roll! :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes, the answer is the double skin hull. It was the first in history and went all the way up. The distance between hulls was about 2' 10".

50 odd years later the accountants must have taken control of the Titanic construction as they just incorporated a double bottom, and we all know what happened then. :shock:

Double hull not to be confused with water tight compartments, which I think credit goes to the ancient Chinese who built them into their large cargo and war Junks. Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:42 am

post deleted, I didn’t see the latest submissions

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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:43 am

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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:10 pm

When did Americans start placing their hand on their heart when singing the national anthem? And why?

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Vital Spark » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:05 pm

A wild guess, but was it after the assassination of a president. Don't know which one.

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Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:25 pm

Nope.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:42 pm

Wasn't in the curriculum but I'll guess it was after or something to do with a war....blood spilt, heart felt love of country etc. Perhaps WWI?
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 pm

It was a during a war, but not that one. The sentiments in question were not quite so noble, as would be clear if you knew what the previous gesture was...
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:47 am

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The Bellamy salute is a palm-out salute described by Francis Bellamy, the author of the American Pledge of Allegiance, as the gesture which was to accompany the pledge. During the period when it was used with the Pledge of Allegiance, it was sometimes known as the "flag salute".
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It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:33 am

Yes, I looked it up after yesterday's clues. Definitely not something taught in schools there unless you're a history major at university I would think. Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:42 pm

wasn't this salute a Roman thing originally and the hand over the A** a greek thing? :tsk:

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Re: History Challenge

Post by migrant » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:07 pm

OK I have one

What makeup/fashion item/ kids makeup is so unique that it is accepted as forensic evidence in a crime if matched?
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:17 am

Is it historical as such? Not a fashion crime?

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Re: History Challenge

Post by migrant » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:48 am

True, not really historical. I read it and thought it interesting and thought of this thread (obviously without REALLY thinking about it!!).

My bad!! It is glitter and has been used to solve, and convict, people of a crime.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Aussie69 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:38 pm

migrant wrote:True, not really historical. I read it and thought it interesting and thought of this thread (obviously without REALLY thinking about it!!).

My bad!! It is glitter and has been used to solve, and convict, people of a crime.
Damned, you could have held back the answer for a bit more. I think it fit into the thread.

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