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Ancient History: Kite bombs

From the article:   We investigate the kite bömb - a never before built medieval siege weapön that dropped bómbs from a kite over cities. We build one and test it with startling new insights and success.

We investigate ancient bouncing bõmbs that actually skip across water - ...


Source of article.    I saw this on the Ancient Discoveries. Over the weekend I believe, on TV.
 
The key to stability was a long tail......

Here is a source of information given to me by Kiteman,  concerning the Ancient Kite Bómbs (arial attacks before the airplane or balloon).  
 
 

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Kryptonite7 years ago
Have you heard of the dam busters? It was a particular type of bomb that skipped along water under an anti bomb net thingo, once it hit the wall the spinning action would send it down till it got to a certain depth and the pressure of the water would set it off. Truly amazing stuff.

Ooh, found it.
www.dambusters.org.uk/
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Yes apparently they got the idea for that from these Ancient canon shooters that did the same thing long before we had flight capability.
 
Isn't evolution of technology amazing?
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Its even cooler (I think) that many things we use now were done long ago...
 
Like the Blogs of Moses!

The extant documents are, however, in disrepute at the moment, since they purport Moses as having predicted the success of Enron.

It is also unclear whether Moses used the Ark of the Covenant as a computer (It would have had 20 Hz processing power -- you read that correctly, twenty hertz), or whether Aaron custom-ordered one from Dell.

It contains the first instance of the term "OMG," being used to begin a prayer.

Blogs of Moses, for purified eyes only
Goodhart (author)  V-Man7377 years ago
Aren't    you read that correctly, twenty hertz),
AND
  custom-ordered one from Dell.

The same thing? 
 
That is still a huge debate among scholars of pseudepigrapha today. I take the stance that, no, it isn't necessarily the same thing.


Awwwww, BURN, Dell! Awwwww!
Goodhart (author)  V-Man7377 years ago
Yeah, true.....sometimes they run....fast....to their own death (i.e. BSOD ftw   or should that be FTL ?  :-) 
 
Perhaps, combining two internet-isms, FTF (For the FAIL).
Goodhart (author)  V-Man7377 years ago
True,  there is the choice between for the fail, or the opposite of FTW, as for the loss.  :-) 
 
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