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WW1 British first prototype tank called Little Willie. It was an
Armored Personnel Carrier. It can be found at the Tank
Museum, Bovington, Wareham, United Kingdom.

On September 6, 1915, a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie
rolled off the assembly line in England. Little Willie was far from
an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches
and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour.

However, improvements were made to the original prototype
and tanks eventually transformed military battlefields.

The British developed the tank in response to the trench
warfare of
World War I. In 1914, a British army colonel named
Swinton and William Hankey, secretary of the Committee
 Imperial Defence, championed the idea of an armored vehicle   
with conveyor-belt-like tracks over its wheels that could break 
through enemy lines and traverse difficult territory.        

The men appealed to British navy minister Winston Churchill,
who believed in the concept of a “land boat” and organized a
Landships Committee to begin developing a prototype. To keep
the project secret from enemies, production workers were
reportedly told the vehicles they were building would be used
to carry water on the battlefield (alternate theories suggest the
shells of the new vehicles resembled water tanks). Either  
way, the new vehicles were shipped in crates labeled “tank”
and the name stuck.


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KENT COUNTY, Mich. (WWMT) — A construction project turned
into a dig site after road crews uncovered mastodon bones last
week in Michigan.

The skeleton appeared to be 60% of a single, juvenile mastodon
that died over 11,700 years ago, according Dr. Cory Redman, the
Grand Rapids Public Museum’s science curator.

Crews were working on the Geers Intercounty drain construction
project in Newaygo when Drain Commissioner Ken Yonker said
an orange tint in the soupy mud had the team growing suspicious
that it could be bones.

Dr. Redman said the bones are expected to be on view at the
Grand  Rapids Public Museum, but the conservation process
could take
up to 1 1/2 years until they’re ready for display.

The museum is working with the
University of Michigan’s
of Paleontology to continue studying the bones.

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Science Curator Dr. Cory

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buddy's glasses

the glasses rock legend Buddy Holly was wearing when his plane crashed February 3, 1959.

The Day the Music Died: 60 years since that fateful plane crash, Buddy  Holly's rock'n'roll legacy lives on | The Independent | The Independent

r/lastimages - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper. February 2nd, 1959. The Day Before The Music Died.
From left:The Big Bopper,Richi Valens and
Buddy Holly, February 2nd, 1959.

The crash site on February 3, 1959.

The Buddy Holly Center announces 2021 Summer Showcase Concert Series Line-up
The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.

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Leonard Nimoy's Spock ear tips


WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Yoda’s ears in Star Wars. Elvish ears in the
Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sci-fi and fantasy films over the years have
had their fair share of recognizable auricles.

The most famous of all of them will be on display in Washington,
D.C. next year: prosthetic ears made for Mr. Spock (above).

Adam and Julie Nimoy, children of Leonard Nimoy, who played
Spock in the Star Trek franchise for decades, donated the ears
to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Wednesday.


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Leonard Nimoy as Spock on “Star Trek”.

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek' star, dies at 83 |
Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a film about a group of patients at a
mental institution, opened in theaters on this day in 1975. Directed by
Milos Forman and based on a 1962 novel of the same name by Ken
Kesey, the film starred Jack Nicholson and was co-produced by the
actor Michael Douglas. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest went on to
become the first film in four decades to win in all five of the major
Academy Award categories: Best Actor (Nicholson’s first win), Best
Actress (Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratchet), Best Director,
Best Screenplay (Adapted) and Best Picture.

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Louise Fletcher as Nurse Frida Ratchet.

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Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital, now a museum in Salem, was
the setting for the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

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