Little Boy

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It’s the marking of the turning point of world history.  The United States of America showed the world that the power of the atom was within their hands, and with one plane, and one bomb, the devastated the town of Hiroshima. This ultimatum unfortunately was not enough, and another bomb was necessary to end the … Continued

Woodworking!

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The Japanese are pretty crazy when it comes to their wood working joinery skills.  I remember reading somewhere that it’s all due to the lack of raw materials on the islands.  That meant that they couldn’t use nails, or forge large iron plates to connect timber together, instead they had to come up with these … Continued

Remember, Remember

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The 7th of December When the Japs secured their fate The years numbered four But we evened the score And it was surely worth the wait That’s a good version of the The fifth of November poem.  Sure there are more lines that I’m not adding to, but honestly, who else remembers anything except the … Continued

Nagasaki +1

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Yosuke Yamahata was a military photographer for Japan, in August of 1945 he was near Nagasaki when the United States dropped the 2nd Atomic bomb on the country.  The next day he entered the devastated city to document the destruction.  The U.S. Military seized the originals, but Yamahata managed to save some negatives. These photos … Continued

Wooden Analog Clock

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You know Japan isn’t just known for their crazy perversions.  They’re actually insanely good woodworkers too.  Case in point, this crazy complicated mechanical clock that draws out the time on a magnetic board. Look at the intricacies of it: Now here you can see, and listen to it in action: {Withnews|reddit}

Midway Ends

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What’s this?  Two World War 2 posts in a single week?  Back to back nonetheless?  Crazy talk you say.  No, this is history!  74 years ago, on June 07, 1942 Admiral Nimitz helped lead the Americans to successfully defeat an attacking Japanese Navy in the Battle of Midway. This battle is often called the turning … Continued

Pearl Harbor

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Another year has gone by, another few gallons of oil have seeped out of The Arizona, but still, time marches on, and still we remember.  The people effected might no longer be with us, but the memories of them, are still.  And the actions, both directly, and indirectly, changed the course of history.  All of … Continued