Helepolis William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 1-6-20

A helepolis was what the Greeks used to capture walled cities. It was a wheeled tower 130 feet high. It weighed 320,000 pounds and took 3,400 men to move it.

Helepolis William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 1-6-20
Helepolis William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 1-6-20

Bruce Lee played Pip William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-30-20

Bruce Lee played Pip in a Chinese version of Great Expectations as a teenager.

No karate, though.

Karate and Dickens, now that’s a concept worth considering for aspiring visual artists.

Bruce Lee played Pip William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-30-20
Bruce Lee played Pip William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-30-20

Bematist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-18-20

So Anthony, what’s a bematist? A bematist is a person highly trained to measure distance by counting his steps. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used them. Yes, they were accurate.

Bematist William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-18-20
A bematist is a person highly trained to measure distance by counting his steps. The Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used them. Yes, they were accurate.

Indian sitarist Ravi Shanker Willliam Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-20

Indian sitarist Ravi Shanker, who was a powerful influence on the Beatles, performed with a dance troupe as a youth in 1930s New York City.

Indian sitarist Ravi Shanker Willliam Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-20
Indian sitarist Ravi Shanker Willliam Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-17-20

Largest snowflake William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 12-16-20

The largest snowflake recorded fell on Fort Keogh, Montana on Jan. 28, 1887. It was 15 inches across and 8 inches thick.

Largest snowflake William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 12-16-20
Largest snowflake William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 12-16-20

Miles Rutherford Browning William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-11-20

Miles Rutherford Browning served as Chief of Staff to Admiral Raymond Spruance on the USS Enterprise during the Battle of Midway. He was said to be “largely responsible for the rout of the Japanese feet.” He never became particularly celebrated, however, because he was not a very good man. He had an affair with another officer’s wife, drank too much, ignored drowning sailors and was rude to the secretary of the Navy.

He was the maternal grandfather of once famous actor/comedian Chevy Chase.

Miles Rutherford Browning William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-11-20
Miles Rutherford Browning served as Chief of Staff to Admiral Raymond Spruance on the USS Enterprise during the Battle of Midway.

Mitsuo Fuchida William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-20

Mitsuo Fuchida was the guy who led the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and famously radioed Tora Tora Tora. He survived the war, became a Christian and then a permanent resident of the United States. He had a friendly conversation with Paul Tibbets who flew the Enola Gay that dropped the A-Bomb on Hiroshima. Fuchida said Tibbets did the right thing. It kind of completed the circle.

Mitsuo Fuchida William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-20
Mitsuo Fuchida William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-7-20