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First seen in the 1880s, it was labeled the safety bicycle. It featured equally sized wheels, a chain drive to the rear wheel, pneumatic tires, and a front wheel with significant castor. Susan B. Anthony, the American feminist, called it the first bicycle that was suitable for women and labeled it the “freedom machine.”
There once was a real ship named Black Pearl captained by Henry Morgan, one of the world’s most notorious pirates. The Black Pearl which first sailed in 1669 fought many battles; the most famous of which was an invasion in Panama in 1671. The following year Captain Morgan was put in prison in England. Years later he returned to Jamaica as a judge and governor. Henry Morgan died in England in 1688 after a long illness.
Was a Pennsylvania-class battleship, built in the mid-1910s and modernized in 1931. She was bombed and sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941, killing 1,177 officers and crewmen.
The Golden Hind or Hinde was an English galleon best known for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as the Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578, as he prepared to enter the Strait of Magellan, calling it the Golden Hind to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose armorial crest was a golden 'hind' (a female deer). Hatton was one of the principal sponsors of Drake's world voyage.
Is a crane that is mounted on top of a tracked vehicle. They all feature large counterweights set on the back of the crane that allows them to lift and move very heavy loads without tipping over. Their lifting capacity ranges from 30 to 3000 tons.
Is a three story Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto Japan, known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. The top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. It is Japan's best known temple and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An opto-mechanical device for displaying motion picture film by projecting a rapid succession of film images onto a screen. Throughout the 20th century movie theaters used film projectors to show movies but starting in 2009 they began to rapidly replace them with digital projectors.
is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, between January 2011 and August 2014, the EDF Energy London Eye and is now called the London Eye.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London though today the name also refers to the clock and the clock tower. The bell weighs almost 14 tons and each clock face is 23 feet in diameter. It became fully operational on September 7th, 1859 and is today one of the most prominent symbols of London standing at 316 feet high. The clock requires winding three times per week and pennies are periodically added or removed from the clock of pendulum to maintain its accuracy.
A tower designed to emit light for marking dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, hidden reefs and also to help guide ships into safe harbors. Often these towers are cylindrical in order to avoid damage from strong winds.
The largest ship afloat left Southampton, England, April 10, 1912 on her maiden voyage to New York City. Just five days later at 2:20 am on the morning of April 15th she sank after hitting an iceberg 400 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. Of the 2,223 people on board, only 710 survived.
Bass Fiddle- Is a stringed musical instrument that usually consists of 4 strings and rests vertically on the floor when played. It is the largest instrument of the violin family with the lowest pitch sounding an octave lower than the cello. It can be played either with a bow or by plucking the strings.