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Who's to say Goliath and Hercules weren't based on actual people? Goliath's description in the bible isn't even all that outlandish. Someone really large to an ancient Semite would probably still be dwarfed by your typical NBA center today. (Note - our earliest manuscripts give Goliath a size that would translate to about 6 foot 7 inches. Wikipedia says a ...
Well, according to all sources I can find they issued free travel vouchers - in the form of "First Moon Flights" Club cards - that could be redeemed for a trip to the moon when the service started. Image source According to a Wired article on Virgin Galactic (as well as Wikipedia...) some 98,000 people placed reservations and one individual attempted to ...
As far as I can remember, tyres were put on the bridge mostly as a protection against mortar shells which have small velocity. Tyres indeed help with low velocity shells and help absorb the explosions. However, tyres do not help (much) with high velocity artillery shells and tank shells fired from the sides like the ones that bring the bridge down.
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