Throwback Thursday -Fascinating Things
Thanks for the fascinating topic Maggie!
You really wanted to make me think this time! At first I couldn’t think of much, but then I did come up with a few things that to me are strange but interesting, even though I have no idea how they work. 🙂
Here are a few questions to think about.
Do you remember experiencing things that were hard for you to believe? Did you have a hero who you found fascinating – someone you wanted to emulate? Did technology amaze you as it was introduced? What sparked your curiosity? What made you say things like “Wow! No way!” What did you see that you either found hard to believe or could not figure how it was done?
Extra points if you can describe something in today’s world that would be hard for you to believe or imagine.
Let’s see … I can’t think of anything for that first one. The second one – no I never had a hero that I wanted to be like. Third one – I guess I was amazed at technology when I heard of it, but we are always way behind the time of getting any of it, such as computers and cell phones. So they weren’t all that amazing when we finally got one.
Next up is the curious about something, and I am kind of amazed about these:
1. The Earth. How is it possible that this big huge heavy ball of a planet just floats around in space? How can it be spinning around and around at approximately 1,000 miles per hour, and orbiting around the sun at approximately 67,000 miles per hour … and we can’t feel it. We don’t even get dizzy from all that spinning! Weird! (my dad and I would always talk about this stuff) (Oh, I did look up how fast the earth moves)
2. Magnets. I’m scared of them. Well, not cute refrigerator magnets, those are fun. But really, how can an ugly old rock do what it does? I have one I bought at a woo woo store one time, hoping it wouldn’t freak me out … but it did … freak me out that is. A regular kind of magnet that sucks metal things up to it is just creepy. If I ever mess with one I get the shivers and have to throw it down and get far away.
3. Bird Migration. How do they do that? Maybe by the earth’s magnification pull? Maybe by the amount of sunlight during parts of the year? How do they know when to go and then leave later on. We have thousands of Canada geese here on our little lake by the house. They come every year. They are noisy. Certain times of day (and night) they all decide to fly in a bunch. How do they not bump into each other. I mean, there are thousands of them all close together. Why do they all go at once? They come and go like this and you can pretty much set your clock by them as it happens at the same time every day. I love seeing them, but by spring they will be gone up north again.
4. Media. Anything media related is pretty neat, but how does it happen? How can music and talking just fly through the air from a radio tower? You can’t see it happen. Same with TV broadcasts. How can sound and picture fly around until it gets to your personal TV. Don’t even get me started on computers and phones. I have no idea. I’m just glad they do work. I love radios and have quite a a few, from regular, to transistors, short-wave, police/emergency radios, and walkie talkies. It’s all weird and fun to listen to, even from the short wave which you can get other countries on. Also, how can music sound be on a flat piece of vinyl, or on a thin plastic strip like a tape you play?
And those are just some of the things I go Wow about, and am curious about!
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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