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:
The Burj Birdmen - Video Basejump video posted March 17, 2010 by Sonreal Insane illegal record breaking basejump off the worlds tallest building in Dubai from Buzz Films. This is the first time it’s ever been attempted, fortunately they brought POV headcams to document the experience. 127475 Views 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.
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.
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.
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
The Most Amazing Facts on the Internet Facetious and abstemious are the only words that contain all the vowels in the correct order. "Adcomsubordcomphibspac" is the longest acronym. It is a Navy term standing for Administrative Command, Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet Subordinate Command. "Almost" is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order. "Flushable" toilets were in use in ancient Rome. "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt". "Duff" is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor. "Fickleheaded" and "fiddledeedee" are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet. "Asthma" and "isthmi" are the only six-letter words that begin and end with a vowel and have no other vowels between. "Fortnight" is a contraction of "fourteen nights." "Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order. A cucumber is 96% water.
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
10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare. However, we still try to compare because people move around the world and they want to know what they can expect in different corners of the globe. Here are the 10 greatest examples of information graphics comparing money, spending and earning around the world: 1. U.S. The most interesting finding of the stats research and the visualization: The U.S. is the clear leader in total annual spending, but ranks 9th in Science performance and 10th in Math. Note: It is unclear what was the measure used to compare the countries in their math and science performance. 2. Most Expensive Cities is the World is an interesting visualization by Home Loan Finder. 3. 4. 5. 6.
World Death Clock Phalaris arundinacea - RoguesGallery Legend for Species Pages Reed Canary Grass Phalaris arundinacea Moss, Flora of Alberta – Circumpolar Global Invasive Species Database – Yes NatureServe I-Rank – High Haber, Upland – No Haber, Wetland – Principal CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Low to moderate, ON, PQ Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – Invasive agronomic: This species includes 2 taxa, one native, the other Eurasian. The Eurasian taxon is invasive in wetlands The Nature Conservancy – Yes, w/ ESA CBCN – No AB Weed – No Remarks Native and Exotic.  Link to USDA Plant Profile for Phalaris arundinacea L.  Link to USDA Plant Characteristics for Phalaris arundinacea L.  Link to NatureServe Explorer Search for Phalaris arundinacea, click on the species link, and expand all sections to see detailed assessment of invasiveness (I-Rank)  Link to Missouri Department of Conservation, Vegetation Management Guideline, Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) photo: J.B. from Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest
6 Bullshit Facts About Psychology That Everyone Believes Psychology is one of those subjects that everybody likes to think they know something about. We love to go around diagnosing our friends and co-workers, both to make sense of the world and to make ourselves feel like we're smarter than they are. But like any science that makes its way into the pop culture, a lot of the "common sense" statements we hear every day are so wrong that they border on raving idiocy. Such as... "If You Let Your Anger Out, You'll Feel Better!" You always hear people talk about how "cathartic" an experience was and how much better they feel, or you'll hear them say things like, "If you keep your anger bottled up, one day you'll just snap!" In fact the "about to go crazy because he can't express anger" character is a mainstay in television and movies (see that Simpsons episode where Ned Flanders finally loses it, and every movie where a renegade cop fires his gun into the air instead of unloading on the bad guy who just killed his wife). Why it is Bullshit: Figure 1.1