Gwangbokjeol William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-18 

Gwangbokjeol — which means “the day the light has returned” — occurs Aug. 15 and is the only public holiday celebrated in both Koreas. Actually North Korea calls it Liberation of the Fatherland Day. It commemorates the surrender of Japan in World War II and the liberation of the peninsula from its tyrannical rule.

Gwangbokjeol William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-18

Gwangbokjeol William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-15-18 

 

Quintal William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-11-18

Someone says he has 100Q of beans and you wonder what he is talking about. It means he has 100 kilograms of them. Q stands for quintal which is a unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100kg.

Quintal William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-11-18

Quintal William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-11-18

 

Farthest known galaxy William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-10-18

Don’t figure on taking a trip to GN-z11. It’s 13 billion light years away.  Discovered in 2016 by the Hubble Space Telescope, it is the farthest known galaxy. Note that a light year equals 5.9 trillion miles. Note it takes 31,709 years to count to a trillion.

farthest known galaxy
It’s about time, ti’s about space.
Farthest known galaxy William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-10-18

 

 Gird your loins William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-8-18

Trouble’s coming. Should you gird your loins? Well you can’t really do that unless you are wearing a tunic. Back in the day when tunics were standard male attire, it meant wrapping the lower part between the legs and around the waist. This would free the legs for action while protecting important parts of the anatomy.

 Gird your loins William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-8-18

 Gird your loins William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-8-18

Little David mortar William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-7-18

The largest artillery pieces ever made were the Little David mortar made by the United States in 1945 and Mallet’s Mortar made by Britain in 1857. Both had a caliber of 914 mm, which is about three feet. Neither were ever used in combat.

Little David mortar William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-7-18

Little David mortar

Creeper William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-18

The first computer virus was the Creeper which was released on ARPANET in 1971 by Bob Thomas of BBN Technologies as a game. It displayed the message “I’m the creeper, catch me if you can!”. The Reaper program was created to catch and delete it.

Creeper William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-18

Creeper William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-4-18