“You may not know how much you have influenced me, but I can’t thank you enough. Who would have thought that one word could change an average kid into a State Champion. Sometimes passion is all that matters. Thank you for teaching me that. It’s the most rewarding message that …Read More »
Jesse Owens breaks records, debunks Aryan superiority.
-- By BRUCE LOWITT
The 1936 Berlin Olympics were to be Adolf Hitler's stage to validate Aryan superiority, the Nazis' belief in a master race. In three races and one long jump, American Jesse Owens, as much as anyone, laid waste that philosophy.Read More »
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Does the statement, "Because we've always done it that way"... ring any bells?
The U.S. standard railroad gauge (the distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.
Why was that gauge used?
Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates built the US Railroads.
Why did the English build them like that?Read More »