May 2nd, 2013, 12:42 AM
1900:“The Great Paris Exhibition Telescope with a 1.25 m diameter lens was the largest refracting telescope ever constructed. When the year-long exposition was over, The company which had organized in build the telescope declared bankruptcy and were unable to sell it. It was ultimately broken up for scrap; the lenses are still stored away at the Paris Observatory.”
May 2nd, 2013, 12:50 AM
c. 1945:“Built by Jess Dixon of Andalusia, Ala. Can fly forward, backward or straight up or hover in the air. Runs on road or flys across country. 40 H.P. motor, air cooled, speeds to 100 m.p.h.”
May 2nd, 2013, 12:52 AM
May 2nd, 2013, 12:54 AM
“The Gare Montparnasse became famous for the derailment on 22 October 1895 of the Granville–Paris Express, which overran the buffer stop. The engine careered across the station concourse, crashed through a thick wall, shot across a terrace and smashed out of the station, plummeting onto the Place de Rennes. Two of the 131 passengers sustained injuries, along with the fireman and two conductors. A woman on the street below was killed by falling masonry. A conductor was given a 25-franc fine and the engine driver a 50-franc fine.”
May 2nd, 2013, 04:50 AM
Last edited by nocturn; May 2nd, 2013 at 04:54 AM.
May 2nd, 2013, 04:58 AM
Kind of looks like Ryan Smyth, no?
Originally Posted by orpheus
May 2nd, 2013, 05:06 AM
Does ANYONE know where I can a full/hi res copy of this photo? Ive been looking for YEARS for it and cant seem to find one. Thanks.
Originally Posted by Kings Provisional
May 2nd, 2013, 06:15 AM
May 2nd, 2013, 07:27 AM
May 2nd, 2013, 07:29 AM
And during all that, he's also doing a terrific job impersonating Jozef Stumpel.
Originally Posted by KFIT