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WAR!

Turns out, World War I wasn’t really good for anything except messing up things.  Anyway, last week marked the 100th anniversary of the deceleration of war on the Empire of Germany.  The exact date was April 04, 1917.  In real terms, there were lots of Americans in the war in one way or another, but now, the full military might of the United States of America was in it to win it.

Up until this point, America wasn’t really seen as the mighty super power it was.  The main benefit of America’s joining was the influx of new troops to the front lines.  Slowly, over the course of the war, and the years that followed, America transformed itself into the global power that it would soon be famous for.

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Slow Motion Interrupter

That’s pretty neat and all, but you have to remember that the propeller they’re spinning on the ground is going way too slow to actually cause any lift in an airplane.  It’s a cool video, but it doesn’t really show you how it works.

That’s what the short video below does:

Pretty simple system isn’t it?

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The Great War

World War I began in July of 1914.  It changed the world.  I could go on about what changed, but you should have learned all that in school.  Oh, you didn’t, that’s right, unfortunately, The Great War, is always overshadowed by it’s younger, more deadly & exciting brother, World War II.  That’s ok, in fact, that’s completely understandable, WW2 had Adolf Hitler & Atomic Bombs, it doesn’t get much better than that.  But I don’t want to go too much into WW2 history, I do that enough as is, let’s see what World War I has to say.

Indy Neidell’s YouTube channel: The Great War, is hoping to rectify this lapse in general knowledge.  The entire intricacies of the war are intertwined, and complicated.  Plus, I really like Mr. Neidell.  He’s got a great voice, mannerisms, and general likeability.  In case you can’t watch the video, Neidell is going to go over This Week in WW1, one week at a time, from 100 years ago.  All in (100 years ago) real-time.  Most of the videos so far are only 5 – 10 minutes long, so take that much time out of your week to learn about the most important part of the last 100 years.  Without WW2, the world as we know it today would not exist.

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