Dextromethorphan + Pinot Noir = 😀
This was just posted on Lou Ferrigno’s facebook page. Stan Lee with Thor and the Hulk.
For my fellow movie aficionados…
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I will be using this later on this semester. :)
Ever wondered what or how the world would be ,had, the Romans kept on going westward and discovered the new world versus Columbus. The Romans had the ability to cross the remaining nautical distance. If they had. The native’s/locals would have had the horse introduced into their society sooner by a thousand years or so. The world would have learned of, corn, potatoes,chocolate, tobacco and beans. Makes one wonder why they stopped, they knew something was out there, they had to, they had sailors in their employ or servitude.
This is a sticky one. Historians do like to sit around talk about “what-ifs” with each other; so, I’ll give it a shot here, too.
My understanding of Roman seafaring vessels is that they were good for short distances, in mainly calm seas. This was great for the Mediterranean, but the tumultuousness of the Atlantic would have been problematic. The hulls of their ships were not designed to withstand the Atlantic. So, any ship that would have made it across the Atlantic would have been by accident or coincidence. Also, they had no reason to believe that anything was out there beyond the horizon. They were more likely to explore over land, and there are stories of lost legions in China.
It was not until the Chinese and Portuguese invented the deeper sea faring hull that we see craft capable of making those distances.
Now, that one is interesting. I would not be surprised if evidence is discovered that shows that Zheng He’s fleet made it across the Atlantic or even circumnavigated the globe in the early 1400s.
How different a world would it have been if the Chinese had come upon the Taino and not Columbus? We would be living in a post-Zhengian world, and not a post-Columbian.