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The secret world history & amazing facts

Welcome to your hidden past... Here will I present the most important historical facts, that normally are "hidden" or sadly neglected and you actually should discover at school, plus some amazing but true pieces of time...
Everything is written in chronological order and I only use facts (or when there are no facts, as the origin of man, the most accepted theories) from very respectable historical books and some other fine sources, like Guinness book of record...

The human ape, had twice as big brain than any other apes and made the first tools 2 million years ago... They evolved in Africa and one version - Homo erectus - did actually wander to Europe and other places over 1 million years ago... Some of these human apes could even speak little 400.000 years ago, the Neanderthal version (which actually had bigger brains than we) did even explore china and modern humans have still from 4 to 15% DNA from them... And they did then evolve into Homo sapiens (our type) about 338.000 years ago, who begin to spread over Africa 300.000 years ago, to Asia about 80.000 years ago and Northern Europe (who was covered with ice before that) about 50.000 years ago... Homo sapiens made also boats, when they came to the edge of Asia and found Australia roughly 50.000 years ago and the original people in Australia is today, the version that come closest to the first Homo sapiens... At the same time did we begin to create art and speak with more words... Finally did big Asian groups walk over to America 13.000 years ago, when the Asian and American continent still was connected at north and they did then stay all over north and south America...
Brazil was discovered, from the sea 531 BC (!!) or even earlier by Phoenicians... They was the first great sea trade people, living in the area of Lebanon (rather close to the first civilised town) and they did cross the Atlantic ocean from Africa and trade then for many years with the locals - who actually came walking from Asia (see above) many many years before that... Cleopatra (actually "Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator" born January 69 died August 30 BC) was 21 and a famous nymphomaniac, when she finally seduce Julius Caesar, who then was 52 years old.. But they "met" long before that and she took her first lover at twelve, had a special temple with lover boys and she killed herself at 39... But she was also highly educated, directly related to one of Alexander the great's Greek generals, very intelligent and did for example speak 9 or 10 languages.
The Chinese did also cross the oceans in huge ships and looked at Mexico (459 after Christ) and many other countries... The Vikings from northern Europe, had then a little colony on the American east coast, around 900 AC and the first south European to discover north America (1472) was the Portuguese Joao vas de Corte Real on a secret exploration mission... But the Phoenicians from Middle East did probably visit north America long before that, even if it only exist proof on trade with Brazil, see above... Yes Columbus came first twenty years later 1492 so he did absolute not discover America!
Philippe II, Duke of Orléans was king Ludvig XIV brothers son and from 1715 to 1723 the actual regent of France... He was also a lot more perverse than the famous Marquis de Sade... He married first his 15 years old cousin, took then several of his 7 daughters as mistresses, killed some family members with poison, arrange orgies even on religious holidays and his favourite toilet, was a gaping female mouth... Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) came 4 years old to his uncle Abbe de Sade, who lived in an idyllic castle and had a lovely Spanish woman and her daughter, as mistress... And de Sade's mother became then a nun... He's first and only marriage was to Renée-Pélagie de Montreuil and her 19 years old sister Anne-Prospère de Launay, became then his mistress, with his wife's blessing... He had at the same time two scandals and was officially sentence to death... But he was "only" sent to prison, for poisoning two whores, even if there was clear evidence that he never did poison anyone... Then did he escape prison and arrange daily orgies, together with his wife, under a long winter in a family castle, with 5 young teenage girls... His stepmother (who hated him, by this time) did then lure him to Paris and he got arrested again... After some year is prison, was he finally declared completely innocent, but the stepmother did anyhow arrange so he had to stay over 11 more years in prison and it was there he began to write his most infamous erotic books, spiced with wild irony and extreme satire... Yes, he did really whip almost every girl as foreplay (when he was free) but in a relatively erotic way and then did he normally fuck them anally... And he did also enjoy more extreme games, just like many other noble men and women of the French aristocracy, at that time... But he wrote also very popular books, with the most extreme games (not "just" enjoying them in private) and that was clearly the main reason, that he had to spend the second half of 28 years (totally) behind locked doors... Before that, was he released under the French Revolution... He manage then to became a very compassionate judge and did risk his own life, saving others from the guillotine... Including his evil stepmother... He found also a devoted female companion in Marie-Constance Renelle Quesnet, when his wife left him... But the government began to hate his books and he was finally locked up for the rest of his life, at Charenton mental hospital (with help of his stepmother) even if he not was insane or convicted for any crime... But he was almost sent to the famous horror castle If, so it could been much worse and he met then Magdeleine Leclerc, who was the 12 year old daughter, to a women in the prison administration... She became his last mistress, at the age of 13 even if they only had rather soft sexual "pleasures" probably because he was then fat, 69 years old and not very healthy... But she did shave her pubis hair for him and visit him almost every evening in the cell, playing games little less often, until he died five years later... He did also teach the young girl to read and write... And she, who was free to come and go as she wanted, did serve him faithfully to the end and had even a connecting bedroom... They did actually hope (in vain) that he would be released soon and was planning to move together, with Magdeleine's mothers approval, when he suddenly got sick and died quietly in bed...
Mills Darden (usa 1798 to 1857) weighted 463 kilo and his lovely wife just 46 kg... Antonio Meucci (1808-1889) from Italy did invent the first working telephone 1849 and did even patent it in USA - but he had unfortunately not enough money to produce and market his invention... Then did Meucci's amazing patent run out 1874 and Bell who did see a demonstration of the first telephone, did finally patent a slightly finer version 1876 as his own invention! Sir Joseph Wilson Swan did patent the first light bulb 1878 in England... Thomas Edison made then a less good copy, that he manage to patent in America about a year later and he did even advertise that the electric light bulb, was his invention... But 1892 did Edison's company merger with Swan's, creating General Electric and after that did they use Swan's finer original method, to make light bulbs. The famous scientist Nicola Tesla (1856-1943) both invented the radio 1893 and patented it, so Marconi was absolutely not the real inventor... Titanic's fourth chimney, was only a fake, just because it was fashion with four! Charles Lindberg, was actually the 82 man, who flew cross the ocean - but he was at least the first one, who did it alone... The Vatican state, was founded 1929 with help of the fascist dictator Mussolini, who wanted support from the church... Ed McGivern did actually fire 2x 5 shots in 0.45 second 1932 and all shots did hit within 3.06 cm (!!) on 4.58 meters distance...
The two most awful criminals: Herman Webster Mudgett (1860-1896) better known under the alias "Dr. Harry Howard Holmes" killed around 150 young ladies, even if he "only" confessed to 27 murders... They rented room in his "palace" in Chicago, that actually was a fully equipped horror house, with a maze of secret rooms and elevators, soundproof bedrooms, acid pools, gas chambers, a dissection table and stretching rack, private crematorium, a huge bank vault and naturally, a lot of loose body parts... He did even sell the skeletons of many victims, to medical schools and his hanging took over 10 minutes, before he died... Then did Albert Fish (1870-1936) kill and ate at least fifteen children, even if he only was convicted for two murders and his last victim was maybe ten year old Grace Budd, who he "cut in small pieces" and mainly cocked with carrots and unions... He wrote also that "her little ass was roasted in the oven" in a letter to her parents...
Hitler - from dreamer to dictator... With some facts most historican forget to tell... He was born 1889 in Austria, his very strict father died when he was 13 and his mom spoiled him... As a young man was he a very lazy dreamer, who did love Wagner and had ambitions to become a great artist... And he could paint buildings with great details, but not people... His mum died 1907 and he didn't want to work, so he got very poor 1909 in Vienna... He got even homeless and was close to freeze to death... But he found a nice homeless shelter and got actually some Jewish friends, even if he was very antisemitic and began to discuss politic 1911 in a very wild way... And one evening did he see the silent film "Der tunnel" where a talented agitator inspired the workers, which made a very deep impression and he spoke then about the "power of words" for days... He did then fight from 1914 at the German side in the first world war and got several medals, as a corporal and after the war, did the German army first discover his talent to speak 1919 and Capten Mayr at Reichwehr gave him secretly work (with a generous salary) until 31 Mars 1920 as a politic agitator / speaker in DAP (a party just founded by Drexler, which soon became the Nazi party) and from that moment became public speaking Hitlers most famous talent... He mainly said what each public wanted to hear, selected from his own interests and develop a very special technique - where he began to speak slowly, explain things in a very intense convincing way, repetely blame German problems on others the public didn't like (especially the democratic "traitor" government, Jews, bolsevism and the French) use to comment (or answer) critic in a very ironic way, sometimes made the public laugh and got normally fanatic at the end.
But he did also study many things (which often gave him exceptional deep knowlage) had very easy to remember details and was especially very creative, partly flexible and systematic in many ways - so he could easy innovate new strategic solutions... And he began now to use this six special facts and talents to max, which had a great impact... First when he built up the Nazi party, designed the nazi symbol 1920 and 1921 become it's only leader... Okay, he was still rather lazy and a dreamer... But he could now delegate, do very little routine work (which he hate) and especially order / inspire people to realise his dreams... And the fact that he did hate some people very intense (mostly Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, mental patients, polish nobility and intelligentsia) together with his six special talents, made him an evil genius... But it took then one easy year in a luxurious prison 1924 - where he wrote lies about his past and the basic of his future political plans in "Mein Kampf" - before he finally decided to become the leader / saviour of Germany (inspired by his fans) and no longer wanted general Ludendorff in that role... He did first systematically seduce the German people, mainly with help of many smart propaganda methods and mass activities... He did naturally use the German peoples special love for order, the military, engaging songs and parades... He did also point out that the German people was superior, over and over again... And arrange a net of many inspiring Nazi organisations (as Hitler Jugend) and created impressive mass activities - as sport event, the holiday organisation "Kraft durch freude" amazing carnivals like the "Amazon Night" in München with lovely nude ladies and of course, the Hitler salute... He didn't give people time to think and anyone that protested, what brutally silenced... He did even say he was selected by God, as the saviour of the people and many began to believe him... He said also to his colleagues that "Only fanatic masses, can be fooled" and "Die breite masse ist blind und dumm" so he did actually despise most people... And he was for example the first party leader who flied around Germany, to speak in 20 mass meetings in less than one week... And then 50 times in 25 days, with up to 4 mass meetings in one day... But it took anyhow many years, before he suddenly manage to become the dictator 1933 with help of some big strategic mistakes by the old president and the democratic government...
Hitler - at power... As dictator did he continue to seduce (or motivate) the people and secure his position, by reducing the unemployment dramatically and raise the living standard in many ways, for the Germans he did like... He did also begin to use the positive connection to success, development, effectivity and impressive symbols... First in his speaks and as propaganda, then everywhere... And systematically make life a living hell, for German's he didn't like, including open the first concentration camp in Dachau (just 20km outside Munchen) in mars 1933 which then grow to over 40 main camps 1945 mainly in Germany and Poland... They began also to kill mental patients 1934... And the first methods to mass murder Jews (by the exhaust gas in buses) was developed in the euthanasia program, which grow until 1941 and finally killed over 100.000 patients... But Hitler did not sign a written permission for euthanasia / mercy killing, before 1 Sept 1939 when Reichsleiter Bouhler and some doctors hesitate...
Hitler began also to "train" or educate the people in many ways - by encurage physical training, prohibit most modern art and promote classic art, burn books, stop showing of most foreign films (even in occupied countries) train women to become good mothers in "Bund Deutscher Mädel" said often "for women, the intellect is irrelevant" and step by step prepare the people for war - mainly with songs, parades and combat exercises, within Hitler Jugend... He did even initiate a "Lebensborn" project 1935 run by Heinrich Himmler, with finally over 33 luxury villas around Europe (most was confiscated from Jews) where mainly selected SS officers made over 30.000 Aryan babies, with young willing Aryan girls... Hitler saw also a smart cheap car with a bug design 1933 created by the Jewish engineer Josef Ganz (who even had some patents) and 1934 did he order a German Kdf version for his people, from Ferdinand Porsche who mainly copy the very similar Tatra T97 and 1938 to 1940 did they finally build 54 classic Volkswagen, plus over 66000 chassis with two very simple jeep body's for the army... But the autobahn / high speed highways was not Hitlers idea and the first version, without a center median, did actually open 1932 just before Hitler was in power... And there was over 14 serious but failed attempts to kill him, the closest was a bomb 1944 which manage to damage Hitler and another bomb 1939 made by Johann Georg Elser, that exploded 13 minutes too late...
And personally was Hitler rather boring, except his great interest and talent for architecture... He did never use alcohol (after the first time he got drunk) or smoke, which naturally was very good and he did not use to eat meat, or visit any whores... He did prefer cute young sweet dumb girls and he got only very close together with 2 or 3 teenage girls - 16y Maria Reiter (who he left after a legal threat, she then tried to hang herself 1928 and they met three more times) probably with his half sisters 17y daughter Geli Raubal who later killed herself and 17y Eva Braun, who he finally married 40 hours before they both killed them self.
The Vatican state was founded 1929 with help of Mussolini, who wanted support from the church...
The German Otto Hahn, made the first atomic explosion 1938 and got the Nobel prize 1944 for the discovery... But he did not work on the Nazi atomic program and the US atomic bombs, made him deeply unhappy.
The youngest mother was five years and seven months "old" Lina Medina, from Peru... She gave birth to a healthy boy, with help of cesarean section in May 1939 and the father was never found... Her parents did first suspect she got a tumour, but she was pregnant since she was 4 years old and had been having regular periods since the age of three... Lina did then develop normally and got a second son 1972 thirty-three years after his brother... You can click here for more details and pictures...
The English began to plan an invasion of Norway, months before Germany - partly to stop the supply of steel and a huge invasion fleet was slowly gathering in the north sea 1940 when they suddenly discovered that the German navy was closer to Oslo and then did the main part of the giant English fleet turn around, after a silly quarrel between the navy and the army... They did only land some troops outside Narvik, after a long delay and even less troops did then engage in battle, before they left Norway... And finally did England accuse Germany for military crime, because of the invasion of Norway...
Under the invasion of Belgium, did Nazi German for the first time use a combination of attack paratroopers and a great numbers off confusing dolls, plus unique glide planes and an extremely efficient explosive, to take the most important bridges and the "impossible" fortress Eben Emael... Before that did they also use attack paratroopers (possible for the first time) but nothing else, under the invasion of Norway... Everything succeed and was developed from the evil genius, Hitlers original ideas... Yes, Hitler was partly insane and a war loving dictator, but he did initiate and design almost everything that made German a terrible fighting power, from every detail in the uniforms and symbols, to complex new and extremely effective training methods... The strenght by numbers (or balance) between German military and other forces, was often 1 to 2 and sometimes up to 1 to 8 when the German forces anyhow won the battle... Erich Hartmann, was for example the most effective German fighting pilot with 352 victories, 15 German pilots got over 200 victories 119 German pilots got over 94 victories and Ilmari Juutilainen from Finland was the most effective pilot from any other country, with 94 victories... Then came the Japanese pilot Tetsuzo Iwamoto with 80, Hans Wind from Finland got 75 the most successful Sovjet pilot Ivan Kozhedub got 66 the best USA pilot Richard Bong got 40 and the most effective UK pilot James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson got only 38 confirm victories... And Hitler could easy innovate new strategic solutions, as I mention above... It was for example Hitler who first wanted to change the conventional plans for the attack on France, to a surprise attack through Ardennes... And Erich von Mansteins got then the same bright idea, which became very successful... Hitler did officially expect that France would surrender after only 6 weeks (compare that with 4 years war 1918 without a victory) but it took just 5 weeks... And all that was naturally very bad for the people in Europe, including the citizens in Germany... But everything was not the latest technology... The German army did actually use 625.000 horses 1941 when they attacked Russia... And they had (then) only 3600 small to medium tanks and just 2500 airplanes, against over 14000 Russian tanks (and 2000 of them was the unique T-34 which was clearly more powerful than any German tank) plus over 8000 fighter planes on the Russian side... But the Germans did almost defeat Russia, anyhow! Yes, Germanys magnificent heavy Tiger tank (with a 88mm canon and 650 to 700hp V12 Maybach engine) came first late 1942 and was made to defeat Russia's deadly T-34 tanks...
And the Nazis did make some ultra high technology weapons, that fortunately came little too late to make any difference... The most advanced was naturally the V2 medium distance rocket, which tech later was use for the US rocket to the moon... Then have we the first jet fighter Messerscmitt Me 262 of course... And the extra simple Panzerfaust anti-tank / fortification weapon, that was both very effective and used in a big scale.... But they made also a guided missile with a TV camera that was broadcasting back to the plane, so the pilot could adjust the targeting 50 years before the US did the same in the Iraq war... The Enzian surface to air missile, Taifun, Wasserfall and many other missiles, that were more advanced than the first "old" V-2 rocket... The first jet bomber Arado Ar 234 Blitz, which then did influence a lot of modern bomb planes... They built totally 9 different jet planes, under the war... They made also some very advanced submarines, that for example could launch ballistic missiles and a gyrocopter... Yes, US did then copy a lot of the German submarine tech, to their first atomic subs... The first "flying wing" fighter with some stealth capacity, was the German Horten Ho-229 which US also copied... Rocket propelled artillery in many shapes and forms... Some of the first helicopters used at war... They did manage late 1944 to detonate two atomic (mini test) bombs in Germany... And they did even plan to build a fighter that ran on coal, the Lippisch P13A which was an advanced delta-wing fighter, that should run on coal dust!
The biggest hero in the second world war, was Michel Hollard and he single handed, started the most efficient intelligence organisation in France, with the name "Reseau Agir" and he had soon 60 own secret agents, on strategic places all over France.. He both collected and delivered, all information himself and no one else, known any other agents.. He then sneaked over the France an Swiss border, that was "impossible" to cross and because of that, the Brit's didn't believe in his exact military information, before 1942 and then he crossed the hardest border in the world 94 times... It was Hollard who discover all the V1 missile bases, several months before they was finished... They was built with extreme safety measures, in just 4 months and not even the German labours, know the purpose of the installations... But Hollard did find out everything and 44 bases was bombed to pieces, a few days before they was finished.. These bases was built to send 5000 missiles every month and that would be 50.000 super bombs, before "D day" and at least 20.000 would hit London... Now it became only 2400 totally... Hollard was captured 1944 by treason, tortured by Gestapo, without telling anything and sent to Neuengamme, one of the worst konzentration camp... But he continue to resist and hide over 1000 weapons part, that the prisoners had to make and he still survived...
Mass murder - The government in China killed minimum 55 to 60 million people (mainly civilians) from 1949 to 1976 which clearly make them to the worse mass murders in history... About 45 million of them (according to the Chinese party own reports and statistic) died in the huge state organised famine (starvation) 1958 to 1962 which was a direct result of "the Great Leap Forward" policy by Mao Zedong... And before that did the Hsiao Mieh campaign 1951 to 1955 result in 5 to 10 million dead... The first grand investigation was made by the USA senates "Walter report" 1971 and since then have many historican found more evidence... And the official radio in Peking, did even report the number of "expired existent" some months and the highest number was 2.326.000 people, in one single month!
Sovjet was second worse, with a total of minimum 30 to 40 million killed 1921 to 1960 by the government and about 7 million of them was Jews... Between 8 and 10 millions, was killed under the Jezjovtsjina campaign 1936 to 38 and at least 19 million more, died 1921 to 60 in the famous Soviet prison camps... But the highest estimate in Wikipedia is 61 million dead, because of Soviet government special activities between 1917 to 1953 and that includes terror unleashed by Cheka during the Russian Civil War against nations and "enemies of The Revolution" deaths in Gulags, forced resettlement, Holodomor, Dekulakization, the Great Purge and national operations of the NKVD.
The Nazis was the third worse mass murder regime, with a total of minimum 9 to 17 million killed civilians 1941 to 1945 or more accurate 25 to 33 million, if we include about 16 million killed in war, because German was actually the attacker and responsible for their death... And of the war casualties, was 5.3 million German soldiers... They did especially murder minimum 5 to 6.2 million Jews, as the "Final Solution" and 4 to 10 million other civilian - which mainly was killed by slave labour, actions in camps, marches and starvation... And the Nazi Otto Adolf Eichman, was sentence to death for the responsibility of minimum 5.7 million dead Jews... They got also some "help" by local groups, like the Litauans national partisans, who murder about 229.052 of the Jews in Lithuania and some of this was filmed by the Nazis, both as propaganda and instruction for the einsatzgruppe...
All these horrible mass murders, was normally made by every means, in purpose to reduce unwanted groups of the population... Including systematically famine (starvation) of "free" people, deadly hard labour and simply filling big old ships, which then was sunk... The lower numbers in this calculations, are the minimum (with complete official documentation) and the higher figure, is what historians expect to be the most accurate - but both the Soviet and Chinese government have a habit of hiding the true numbers, so it might actually be much much worse!
The second atomic bomb that USA dropped over Nagasaki 1945 was of another type and it seem like the US air force, mainly wanted to test it's effect... The president did clearly warn Japan, before the second bomb was dropped - but he didn't give Japan more than 3 days to surrender and he did also know that the emperor tried to surrender (before the first bomb) with Russian help. The US military did select four cities of the same size (including two reserve cities) and they did even avoid to damage them with any conventional bombing, so they could compare the effect... They had actually demolish almost every other city in Japan, mainly with fire bombs, which actually did kill more civilians than the atomic bombs... The second bomb was almost twice as big in size and primarily meant for Kokura, but it was too cloudy there, so the bomb plane continue to Nagasaki and did miss the exact target with 3 kilometres... Strangely enough, does articles about the "atomic bomb" very seldom mention the second bomb on Nagasaki (or the over 75.000 victims there) and the fact that Japan was practically helpless, at that time... Yes, they was almost unable to fight back and couldn't attack the bomb planes, for example... And the US military did not warn the civilians with leaflets, as they did before the bombings of 13 other cities... But the military leaders of Japan was still very reluctant to surrender, even after the second bomb and the emperor Hirohito had to order them to surrender, so both bombs might been necessary anyhow... And none of the American scientist did suspect, that the radiation would be so dangerous and kill so many later - so that awful side effect came as a shock for everyone.
Paul Anderson, from USA who won a gold medal in 1956 , lifted 3000 kilo 1957 with his back and William Pagel lifted a 500 kilos horse, up trough two four meters ladders...
Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird is the fastest jet plane ever built, with a top speed of 3,608 km/h or 2242 mph or 1947 knots or cruising of Mach 3.2 at max 85069 feet... CIA did order this masterpiece 1957 from Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division (as the black project Archangel) to get a superior fast stealth replacement of the spy plane U-2 and the first version (with a one seat cockpit) got the name Lockheed A-12 and the chief engineer was Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson... Blackbird was also the first plane with a body made by titanium... CIA actually had to create several dummy companies to buy titanium from the Soviet Union, who had the world's largest resources and also was an enemy of the USA at that time... The titanium body and huge fuel tanks did skrink when they got cold, so these planes was slowly leaking special JP-7 fuel when they were on the ground and must refuel (in air) about 7 minutes after takeoff... But then could it fly 2,900 nautical miles 5,400km at more than 2000 mph... Lockheed Martin made first 15 of the very similar A-12 that first flew 25 April 1962 from Area 51 (one of them did reach 90,000 feet) and then 32 more of the two seat cockpit version SR-71 Blackbird which was flown from 1964 to 1999 when satellites took over... And nearly 4000 missiles was fired at the Blackbird, but it was never hit... But one A-12 was damaged by a SAM missile over North Vietnam according to CIA official website... And only the friendly Swedish Air Force fighter Saab JA-37 Viggen got a missile target lock (over 7 times) and sometimes even visual contact on Blackbird's flying at Mach 2.98 which none MiG-25 Foxbat manage... The cockpit windows are made of Quatz to handle the heat of 600F or 316C and each crewman get a custom made spacesuit... They have twin special made Pratt & Whitney J-58 turbojet engines, which are powerful enough to power an ocean liner and first work as normal jets and above 80,000 feet (24km) as exotic ramjet... Each one producing an incredible 32,500 pounds.
THORIUM - the greatest future energy... A truly amazing scientific report was written 1958 for the Atomic Energy Commission, as part of it's Atoms for Peace program and was then totally forgotten... And the 978 page report "Fluid Fuel Reactors" was rediscovered first in 2000 by Kirk Sorensen and it point out the many great advantages of using Thorium instead of uranium... Vital advantages that actually can change the future of mankind... Thorium (which some wrongly call Torium) is 3 to 5 times more common in nature, compared to uranium and don't need any costly processing (that in addition reduce the volume of usable uranium dramatically) and then does Thorium "burn" more complete - so it gets about 200 times more effective, according to the Nobel Price winning physicist Carlo Rubbia of CERN who estimate that 1 ton of Thorium give same energy as 200 tons uranium or 3.500.000 tons coal and he did even explain that a fistful Thorium can light London for a week... Then is a molten salt reactor (MSR) for Thorium, which is one kind of liquid-fluoride Thorium reactor (LFTR) both dramatically cheaper to build, than a "old" conventional light water Uran nuclear reactor and have zero risk of meltdown... And finally, Thorium leave virtually no waste (!) and the minimal waste is also completely safe after only a few hundred years... Several scientist does also point out that a Thorium reactor can even destroy the dangerous waste from old nuclear reactors, including weapon plutonium, when it generates electricity... All this facts - that Thorium is a lot more common in nature, cheaper to mine, don't need any processing, is 200 times more effective, that it costs dramatically less to build a much safer reactor, it produce no expensive waste and can even use old nuclear waste as extra fuel - make also the resulting energy from Thorium amazingly cheap... And 1954 did the famous physicist Alvin Weinberg (with collegues) first develop a 2.5 megawatt miniature alternative 1954 for airplanes (!!) called the Aircraft Reactor Expremental, which then became a part of the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion (ANP) program and one version of "The Crusader" jet bomber NB-36H had actually two molten-salt thorium reactors, so it could fly over 15.000 miles without refuelling... And then became Alvin Weinberg the director of the Thorium project "Molten-Salt Reactor Experiment MSRE" and 1965 did his team build a perfect working and ultra safe 7.4 MW test reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, that ran for almost five years and produced full power under 1.5 years... But this technology was sadly consider to be too safe for the US government, at that time... Mainly because Thorium don't produce any dangerous byproducts, that can be used for nuclear weapons - while ordinary nuclear power produce enriched uranium, that can be processed to plutonium and that fact was the only reason, why uranium got selected for power production under the "cold war" years... So the US government canceled the MSRE in 1972, Weinberg was fired soon after when he didn't want to work with the dangerous light water nuclear energy and he could not continue his research.... And soon was Thorium energy almost totally forgotten... Except in China, where they build a basic molten salt Thorium reactor in Shanghai 1971 even if they didn't have the expertise, at that time, to make it perfect... Mainly because of problems Wineberg already solved in secret, some years before... And the same group of scientist in Shanghai, are now 2018 building a new Thorium reactor... So most famous nuclear physicist, was completely unaware about the Thorium alternative, before 2012 and even less politians did know anything about this sublime promise...
But there are now a growing hope and some furious research... Since the rediscovery of the report about Thorium, did Sorensen form a "Energy from Thorium" group... And yhe Thorium Energy Alliance (TEA) estimates "there is enough thorium in the United States alone to power the country at its current energy level for over 1,000 years." Thorium is already considered the "most abundant, most readily available, cleanest, and safest energy source on Earth," according to science writer Richard Martin... And a few senators are recently acting for Thorium in Washington... Then plan both India and China to build most of it future electric power production on Thorium technology... By late 2013 China did officially partnered with Oak Ridge, to aid China in its own development... And early 2012, it was reported that China, using components produced by the West and Russia, planned to build two prototype thorium MSRs by 2015 India has already built the huge 300MW test reactor Kakrapar-1 as you can see in many YouTube videos and the last news is that they will base all future nuclear energy on Thorium, but they use the "Advanced Heavy Water" technology that not is as effective and extremely safe as the molten salt reactor (MSR) alternative, that was used 1965 at Oak Ridge... India's government is currently developing over 60 thorium reactors, which it expects to be operational by 2025 France did also build a miniature Thorium power plant (of MSR type) and are since 2002 testing... And the company IThEMS in Japan are projecting a 10MW miniature Thorium power plant (of MSR type) they call miniFuji... And a citizen group in Japan are also working on a Thorium reactor! Congressman Joe Sestak added funding 2010 for research and development of a destroyer-sized reactor using Thorium, to be able to replace the less efficient old nuclear technology in naval power and especially eliminate the waste problem... And an American company in Russia is also working with an alternative that mix Uranium and Thorium, which especially can be used in old nuclear power plants and produce dramatically less waste, but costs almost the same as the old technology to run... In late 2012 did Norway's privately owned Thor Energy, in collaboration with the government and Westinghouse, announced a four-year trial using thorium in an existing nuclear reactor. In 2013 did Aker Solutions in Norway purchase patents from Nobel Prize winning physicist Carlo Rubbia for the design of a proton accelerator-based thorium nuclear power plant. The two main problem with Thorium energy have actually everything to do with the great advantages, which especially make Thoriom a huge treat / competitor to the companies behind the conventional type of light water nuclear technology, because the enormous investments done will suddenly become totally worthless if people (who don't want the old and clearly more dangerous alternative anymore) demand that they are closed down and then will the big nuclear industry of today lose all incomes, except for some long time nuclear waste management, especially if they not want to build Thorium reactors instead... So the "old" atomic industri naturally hate the safe Thorium alternative and work now desperately against it... Which also mean that any expert and scientist who still work for the old nuclear companies (as almost every nuclear expert do) have naturally big difficulties to talk freely about Thorium and they can never work with any Thorium power developments... And big private investors are often friends, who don't want to upset (or in fact ruin) there friends who invested in the "old" nuclear system, so almost no private company want to invest in Thorium power... Then are the rules and regulation for nuclear power, only written for the more dangerous Uran technology and that make it 2 to 4 times more expensive (depending on the country) to build a Thorium reactor, than it actually have to cost... The first source was a deep article in Wired 21 December 2009 and I have then updated the info several times.
The main reason for the Vietnam war, was two basic misunderstandings... North Vietnam wanted in first hand independence and USA was actually more than ready to give them that, if they only cut all connections with Communist China... But North Vietnam thought that USA actually wanted to colonise Vietnam, just as France did before them and never would give Vietnam independence, if they not force USA to leave... USA wanted in first hand to stop the "tyranny of communism" and they didn't understand that North Vietnam mainly was collaborating temporary with China and Soviet, just to win the war... Vietnam had been resisting China for over 1000 years and did plan to be as independent from China as possible, after the war... But USA thought that Vietnam would become a very active part of communist China, if they not won the war... So they both thought they had to win on the battlefield - even if USA could make a rather simple deal saying "we leave, if you break with communist China" or the other way around "we break with communist China, if you leave" and end the war... And the huge tragedy was that neither side did understand this facts, during the war, according to an interview with McNamara 2003 and there was naturally other complex factors - but a deal was anyhow very possible, from the beginning and could then stop any war!
The richest man on earth, was for twenty years the secretive shipping magnate Daniel K Ludwig (1897-1992) who originally made his wealth selling supertankers to the oil industry and 1977 had a fortune of over 3.000 million dollar (that should be worth about 12.000 million dollar 97) and he did then donate most to cancer research... You can compare that with Howard Hughes who "only" left 1.373 million dollar 1976 but all the sheiks of Kuwait made (together) over 3.800 million dollar 1974 and a maharani (female maharajah) of Jaipur in India, was probably richer than Ludwig, before the India state took everything she own as back tax... Yes, she had complete cellars in several palaces filled with gold and jewels, even after it became illegal for a private person to own gold and she never bother to pay tax... She was also famous for the most magnificent jet set party's... But I did only read one deep article (when that happen, which I didn't save) about her amazing misfortune, so I would be grateful for any more information... Then was the Sultan of Brunei the richest 1997 with about 38.000 million dollar... And 2007 was William Gates III richest with about 56.000 million dollar, after donating away almost half since 2000 when he was worth over 118.000 million dollar and 2015 was he the richest with 78.900 million dollar again... Ingvar Kamprad, the Swedish creator of IKEA was finally the 4th richest 2007 with about 33.000 million dollar...The average age of marriage for girls in India, was 1980 only 14.5 years old... Internet did open for everyone first 30 April 1993 as World Wide Web and the links, was the key to success... An English guy, who was badly squeezed, woke up 97 after 8 years in coma... The average age of marriage for girls in Jemen (an Arabic country) was 2005 only 14.3 years old and 1999 was the legal age for marriage changed from 15 to puberty, so some wife's is only 9 years old... But the really bad part is that most marriages are arranged, without any consent or love and that most girls don't know anything about sex (because of religious reasons) so their first experiences come normally as a shock!

Wonders of nature - There are a six times bigger underground river, a bit under the great Nile, that transport 1360 million cubic meter water, every day... The highest waterfall is Salto del Angel in Venezuela, that is 979 meters high!! People cut down trees (in most countries) just to get fire wood, or new land for farming... Trees that move rainwater deep down in earth and make the air we breath... But the naked soil die, in very warm countries and get then washed away by rain, destroy the coast fishing and even transform the land to desert... Haiti, have only 5% trees left and many countries, even less... The highest tree (91) was a 113 meters high redwood, in USA... The most common bird, was the north American walking pigeon, but all the 5.000 to 10.000 million (in 1880) had been killed... Next ice age, will come in just 100 to maximum 4.000 year, according to the past variations and we are now in the end of the twenties warm age, that started 9000 BC...

Superstition - There are seldom row 13 in aeroplane's, floor 13 in many countries (mainly usa) room 13 in hotels and the Swedish king refuse to eat with 13 people, at one table!

Some popular false myths - Old time pirates, almost never let victims "walk the plank" so that is only a common punishment in movies... And there where only a few accounts of buried treasures, because pirates use to divide the loot equally and spend it at next port... So there where almost no treasure maps, either... Except the true stories and maps, about sunken Spanish gold ships!

The tragic terrorist attack on America

The worst terrorist attack in world history, begun on Tuesday morning the 11 September 2001 when several groups of fanatic middle east terrorist "inspired" by Usama bin Laden, capture four big civilian airplanes in air, with help of knifes and bomb treats...
They took then complete control, over three of the planes and the first one (a Boeing 767 with 92 people) crashed completely into the side of World Trade Center's magnificent north tower, 8:46 local time... The big airplane tear a wide hole between floor 94 and 98 before it exploded like a huge fire bomb, deep inside the tower... From that moment, was1344 victims completely trapped above 91 floor... At that time was about 40.000 innocent people, inside the two huge towers of World Trade Center, that was 110 floors high and for some time, the highest buildings in the world... 17 minutes later, 9:03 crashed the second plane (a Boeing 767 with 65 people) even deeper inside the elegant south tower and made a giant explosion, as you can see below... At least 37 people, who was captured above the fire, jumped out and soon was parts of the streets slippery of blood... 9:38 crashed a third plane (a Boeing 757) into the Pentagon building and 189 people died, plus five terrorists... And after almost one hour, collapsed the burning south tower 9:50 in an "explosion" of heavy dust and 38 minutes later collapsed the north one, to over 450.000 tons of steel and rubble, including many thousand people... And 10:03 (it was first many different reports) crashed the fourth plane (a Boeing 757 with 44 people) after a heroic fight with the terrorists, on the ground outside Pennsylvania and not on the real target...

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2749 innocent civilians (plus ten terrorists) died only in New York and of them, was 343 heroic fire fighters... Over twelve other very big buildings, got severe damage and six of them did also collapse the following days... When the towers crumble down, almost everything inside was pulverised, mainly to pieces smaller than coins and the hopeful rescue workers did only found one alive, 291 bodies and 19.500 body parts... Among them a pair of hands, bound together (from a female flight attendant) found on a rooftop... They didn't even find big pieces of concrete (except under ground level) only ton's of dust, from the "explosive" collapse... Many people did very brave things and most people did really try to help, in some way... But a few did react very strange and New York was terrorised with over 80 false bomb alarms (!) the following days...
And 1999 was an Indian Airlines Airbus with 178 passengers, hijacked with exactly the same method, by men from the same terrorist organisation and they did force India to release three prisoners... So there was a warning, in history...
I imagine, that the only way to stop future attacks like this, is to lock and secure the pilots part (cabin) of every airliner (with a bullet proof wall) before the passengers enter the plane and then will the lock not open, until the plane land again... And then, by the weight on the landing gear... That is my idea, anyhow and the only problem, is that the pilots will need a little toilet too... And we should maybe have flight free zones, over every big city!

The very rich terrorist leader Usama bin Laden, mainly blame USA for almost everything he think is bad in the middle east (specially the support of the Saudi government) and he don't care that America only tried to help...
And one awful and very ugly side effect after the terrorist attack, is how some (even western) media also try to blame America... USA have never fight an unfair war, in modern time and they mainly, only try to help countries under attack... The worst things they done, was to also help military regimes (who was under attack) and don't stop the regimes drug traffic, as in Burma... But both France and Russia have fight really unfair wars and also supported many more military regimes, even with atomic bomb technology!! And Israel, have now killed several thousand civilians (the last five years) and almost only America protest...
OBS: I have not been everywhere, so I may got some details wrong, but the whole picture is really like this, according to the free fact's... But USA may naturally do wrong in the future, especially if they attack Iraq without a very good reason!

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