Olivier Levasseur Olivier Levasseur (1688 or 1690 – 7 July 1730), was a pirate, nicknamed La Buse (The Buzzard) or La Bouche (The Mouth) in his early days, called thus because of the speed and ruthlessness with which he always attacked his enemies. History Born at Calais during the Nine Years' War (1688–97) to a wealthy bourgeois family, he became a naval officer after receiving an excellent education. During the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714), he procured a Letter of Marque from king Louis XIV and became a privateer for the French crown. When the war ended he was ordered to return home with his ship, but instead joined the Benjamin Hornigold pirate company in 1716. After a year of successful looting, the Hornigold party split, with Levasseur deciding to try his luck on the West African coast. When the loot was divided, each pirate received at least £50,000 golden Guineas (adjusted for inflation to 2008: £7,500,000), as well as 42 diamonds each. The treasure and one to his brother:
Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives - justpaste.it Double chain of twenty-six atolls… The Republic of Maldives, or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometers long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean and runs from north to south. Crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and fabulous dive sites – that’s why the Maldives, is known for being one of the best tropical holiday destinations in the world. ...and no need to climb ;) With an average ground level of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the lowest country on the planet. Summer never ends ... Crystal clear waters and azure blue lagoons... Resorts in the Maldives
25 Most Common Symbols 25 Most Common Symbols The 25 Most Common Images appearing in People's Dreams Compiled by the faculty of the School of Metaphysics, sponsor of the annual National Dream Hotline® Published by School of Metaphysics (SOM) Publishing, National Headquarters, Windyville, Missouri 65783 U.S.A. For thousands of years mankind has been captivated and perplexed by memories of experiences arising when his physical consciousness is at rest. The idea that dreams are a communication from beyond the physical experience is not new. Mankind is now on the threshold of profound evolution and spiritual revelation. The Dreamer's Dictionary is a reference book published by the School of Metaphysics for understanding and interpreting universal symbology. 1) the word/symbol and its meaning in the Universal Language of Mind, 2) more in-depth meaning in the language of mind and possible contexts of the symbol, 3) the physical derivation of the word 4) thoughts to consider. The following are sample entries. 1. 1. 3.
Juan Francisco Casas e Ballpoint Artworks - Design Atento Juan Francisco Casas é um artista espanhol de 33 anos que consegue a proeza de fazer impressionantes desenhos realísticos usando apenas a boa e velha caneta Bic azul. O processo é assim: de uma foto digital, Juan amplia a imagem obtida e a transforma em enormes painéis desenhados a mão. E não tem nada de Photoshop. O trabalho desse artista é bem conhecido na Europa e leva o nome de Ballpoint Artworks. Saiba mais no site do designer | Busque também no Google
The Quick 9: Nine Historic People Whose Bodies May Be Missing If you've been reading the Q10 for a while now, you probably already know that I have a somewhat strange obsession with visiting cemeteries when I travel, typically ones with people of interest resting within their hallowed walls. But there are some rather important figures whose graves I will never get to visit "“ not because they were cremated, but because we simply don't know what happened to their bodies. You'd be surprised at the historical figures who have become lost in the afterlife. Here are a few. 1. 2. 3. Unlike Vlad, though, Genghis has disappeared at his own request. 4. and 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Amazingly Creative Drawing Vs Photography | Weird Pictures, Wonderful Things - StumbleUpon This wonderful work has done by a very talented Belgian painter, illustrator, portraitist, caricaturist and photographer Ben Heine. This creative artist was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He Studied graphic arts and sculpture and I also have a degree in journalism. National Debt Clock Please visit the ObamaCare page at this link to explore the latest debt generating monster, destined to wind up the way Hillary Clinton's 1993 plan was conceived, with: "maximum fines: $5,000 for refusing to join the government mandated health plan; $5,000 for failing to pay premiums on time; 15 years in prison for doctors who received ‘anything of value’ in exchange for helping patients short circuit bureaucracy; $10,000 a day for faulty physician paperwork; and $50,000 for unauthorized patient treatment. When told the plan could bankrupt small businesses, Mrs. Clinton said, 'I can’t be responsible for every under-capitalized small business in America'! Over 17 trillion dollars of U.S. debt has been run up over the last 40 years by the most selfish generation in U.S. history, and immorally laid upon the backs of our children and their children, through elected politicians being "generous" toward our own generation with money looted from future generations. (updated 11-14-2013) 1. 2. 3.
Miniature Art on the Tip of Pencil by Dalton Ghetti - StumbleUpon Many artists have used pencils to create works of art – but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years. A sculpture of Elvis Presley wearing shades, carved from a single pencil. The 49-year-old said: “At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil” A tiny saw, using both the wood and graphite of a single pencil Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. “I don’t make any money from it but that’s not what it’s about for me. Carved from the graphite in a normal pencil: A tiny hammer [ad1]
National Security Study Memorandum 200 [back] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY World Demographic Trends Adequacy of World Food Supplies Minerals and Fuel Economic Development and Population Growth Political Effects of Population Factors Policy Recommendations Policy Follow-up and Coordination CHAPTER I - WORLD DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS FUTURE GROWTH IN MAJOR REGIONS AND COUNTRIES CHAPTER II. POPULATION AND WORLD FOOD SUPPLIES CHAPTER III - MINERALS AND FUEL ANNEX OUTLOOK FOR RAW MATERIALS II. April 24, 1974 National Security Study Memorandum 200 -------------------------------------- TO: The Secretary of Defense The Secretary of Agriculture The Director of Central Intelligence The Deputy Secretary of State Administrator, Agency for International Development SUBJECT: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S. security and overseas interests. In terms of each projection, the study should assess: cc: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff December 10, 1974
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14 fun and odd facts you probably didn’t know A12-week-old macaque – who was abandoned by his mother – was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province. After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless – until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon. The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who developed a new lease of life. Source Source Can you see it? Source Source Source Source Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning, as there is sufficient oxygen available in the solvent to allow respiration to continue. Source Source Source South Korean scientists altered a cat’s DNA to make it glow in the dark and then took that DNA and cloned other cats from it — creating a set of fluffy, fluorescent felines. Source Source Source Source Most Popular Posts This Week