Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chain Maille

I am going to be taking a leave of absence so i am giving y'all a bonus long lecture today.

The Relation between Chain Maille and Credit Cards

An explanation of why without Chain Maille there would be no Credit Cards
I am here to tell you why there would be no Credit Cards if Chain Maille had not been invented. I know this may sound quiet random but it really isn’t. The thought all started when I was thinking about the progression of the industrial revolution. I did some research on it and found out a series of events that happened which allowed it to start. I will go from step to step explaining everything through out this paper.

Chain Maille was invented by the Celts; a civilization that was being pressed into submission by the roman army in the year around the year 500A.D. After defeating the Celts the Romans took the Chain Maille because it was more flexible and allowed easier protection. In a simultaneous series of events it was invented in Asia. It was primarily used by the Japanese; because most weapons used by the Chinese were slashing weapons. These weapons could slice through leather and cut the enemy causing them to bleed to death. Because Chain Maille’s main strength was resisting slashing it was very successful in protecting the Japanese. When the Roman empire fell and the dark ages started Chain Maille was lost for many years.

When Chain Maille was began to be used it once again was key in preventing slashing. Before the reinvention of Chain Maille a simple dagger could kill you (At this time no armor other efficient protective armor existed). Because of this the simple blacksmith who at that time could make weapons was now needed to make armor. Now the blacksmith needed to have others helping making the Chains (His apprentice did that) while he worked on assembling them in the proper way.

With the effectiveness of knives, daggers and swords diminished signicently they were hardly useful anymore. Instead they started to use crushing weapons such as clubs and broad swords. Now able to be used because your armor would protect you from a nimble slash. They were used to break bones and crush organs.

Just with any new weapon a new counter to it is invented. This was Plate Armor, a strong and solid plate that provided protection from slashing and crushing. But because it was solid it required much more heat to work with requiring people to gather and tend the fire specifically so that the blacksmith could focus on producing weapons and armor. With all of the demand for armor and weapons soldier would travel far and wide to a blacksmith. With the new influx of travellers taverns sprung up to provide them with places to sleep and entertain at. Farmers now could sell supplies to the leaving travellers. This caused villages to become towns.

Being faced with the new problem of Plate Armor , came the height of piercing weapons such as arrows, pikes, and halberds. This created a new arms race of who could get the longest pikes and the most archers. Because archery was a life skill archers were expensive and hard to come by. This is what caused the new hand canons to gain popularity. Because they were cheap and easy to use. One could be taught to load and fire within one hour, essentially allowing anyone to become a cannoner. With the widespread use of hand canons alchemists making could make a living selling and developing gunpowder. Because the gunpowder and hand canons had to work hand and hand the alchemists worked with the blacksmiths to provide efficient weapons. This caused the small towns to grow into cities.

As cities got bigger and bigger they started to unite with neighboring cities creating empires. As the empires grew to prominent ones appeared within Europe; France and England. In the late 17th century the French empire wanted to reform causing them to become fully independent and self sustaining. Jean-Baptist Colbert wanted to compete with England as a world power. To do this he needed a navy but could not build it because the forests had been ravaged and decimated by fuel-collectors. To solve this he put strict regulations regarding deforestation. This caused the fuel-collectors to have to find a new fuel. This is what caused the discovery of coal. Without this invention the industrial revolution would have never happened.

With the industrial revolution the world took a major change. Now a few farmers could provide enough food for entire towns. This allowed people to form larger and larger cities and allowed people to start providing new objects and services on entertainment and enjoyment over essentiality. New things inventions such as Henry Ford’s Model T could cost more then you had. He solved this by giving you credit; all you had to do was pay a little back each month until you had paid of the entire 800 dollars. On another scale high-class citizens could buy food from a restaurant without having to pay until the end of the month.

With the new advances in credit there were lots of people realizing that they could make a living off of loaning and credit. This caused new credit card companies to spring up. They started mailing credit cards to everyone they could. These cards were under your name and were already set up so that you could start purchasing instantly. Once this was found out many people started to steal them from you mailbox and buy many things with them. With these problems the government stepped in and made many laws and regulations essentially forming the credit cards known today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Lecture Hall

Good morning class! As you may all know I have been evicted... I mean moved from my old University to this one. For those who are new to my class I am Professor Manual E Payne. Notice how the "E" is silent and there must be a pause while saying it. They call this a silent "E" in English. 

So class tell me what your interests are, that way I know what to start lecturing on.

Double Lecture

Do not worry! Chelae are the special claws this animal posses. Having a bigger claw can be a bad thing because it requires more energy to sustain. So in a food deprived season the bigger clawed go first. A lot of big claws are actually fake; they are just big empty things that don't have much muscle in them. This means that if these crayfish didn't depend on appearances they probably wouldn't loose so winnable battles. Now only if humans could learn to judge people by whats inside

This new movement will allow humans to create artificial cells! These cells could one day help you live longer then any other generation. If you don't know what ribosomes are then I will give a simple explanation: They make proteins for the cell; They are the factory for life. Additionally scientists in John Hopkins Medical Institutions have found that they are extreme perfectionists. They eject miss laden proteins 10,000 times faster then a normal one. 

Monday, May 9, 2011


Now you may be confused about this but it is considered  in Aztec belief that waste and filthiness can protect from other filthiness. They used gold for almost every type of cure. It is ironic that this did not protect them from the filthy Europeans that brought new disease and stole there gold. In all of the world and history only about 161,000 tons of it has been collected. Compare that to the 5.6 million tons of aluminium collect this year for america. Gold on the periodical table is Au; This is from aurum, a Latin word meaning "shining dawn". The US has approximately 8,965 tons(about 35,000,000,000 grams) of gold stored. This is about 5.56% of the gold ever found. Shocked huh? Now you see why it's so expensive.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Longevity Secrets

Since you all love being smart then you must know the benefits of knowledge. These have now been recently found to increase your life span. Citizens that spent only 0-8 years of school had a 3 times more likelihood to get cancer then those who had 17+ years of education.  Just like IQ has been linked to an average longer lifespan. This is thought to be connected to how educated tend to use less alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Additionally they have healthier diets and are more active throughout there life. This also brings me to another study showing that being overweight is just as bad as being a  smoker(If not more). Being overweight at the age of 18 increases the chances for premature death by 33%! Being obese at 18 meant you have more then DOUBLE the chance for early death! So this means you should make sure to be healthy and smart! Be careful because if you think you are fat and you really aren't you are actually putting yourself at risk! (Not the change in diet and lifestyle) This is because your mind is the most powerful thing. Being fat brings a lower quality of life, and if you think it when you really aren't then you will make your quality go down as well. Other things that can make you live longer include: Cocoa(Dark chocolate is best for you) which lowers blood pressure and brings lower deaths and brings increased brain function. Tea and wine also have this affect but be warned that over consumption of any material is BAD! Wine decreases the chances for lung cancer. Blueberries contain quercetin that brings anti-viral ability to your cells, so it can help you not get sick. Blueberries also include phytochemicals which are known to bring brain longevity; longer and stronger memory and delated brain dissorders 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tenochitlan, an amazing city of the ancient world!

Chinampas are Aztec farms located in swamp, these allowed the Aztec to farm extra land. Even land next to there island capital; Tenochititlan. This was like "Atlantis", it had canals within the city and connected to the rest of the Aztec world. It was covered in gold and gleaming monuments including giant pyramids where dozens of humans sacrifices took place daily. The island is now filled and has been covered over by modern day Mexico City of Mexico. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Water Flows Uphill!

This is possible because when water touches a hot surface it evaporates. This evaporation creates a gas which will lift the water droplet above the heated metal preventing it from evaporating immediately. This is called the "Leidenfrost effect". When put on a jagged surface like the example on the screen it will allow the gases to collect forming enough lift to lift the water droplet up and making it move forward. This may seem impossible but look at this video: 

Water uphill

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stingray Lecture

This stingray is almost 1000 pounds and was almost 17 feet long! This is the largest freshwater fish found. Now class this is nothing to laugh about, these Thai fish are becoming scarcer and could become extinct before we identify these hard to find species.  

Beetle Phallus

I once had an unpopular blog on funny lectures about these sort of things. Tell me if i should focus on these again:

It is used to grab onto certain things during the mating of these 2 unique beetles, many beetles have other unique divestments but I will not show all of them in this lecture.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I have recently set about customizing my computer appearance.
Here are the three computer backgrounds I use (yes i have three screens)

With Ecqlipse2 Icons

If you guys wanna know how to change icons i'll make instructions on my next post

Some other wallpapers you might like:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Osama Bin Laden. Doesn't the timing seem kinda odd? after this many years he is apprehended unarmed? I have seen many threads claiming that:

  • This was done unlawfully and was an illegal assination because he was unarmed
  • Obama is taking all the glory
  • Wasn't really Osama
What do you guys think?