. . . setting a world record for weight lifted that still stands to this day. History is full of amazing coincidences; on 11 September 2001, the An-225, lifted four main battle tanks, weighing over two hundred and fifty tons to an altitude of over thirty-five thousand feet while flying from Kiev to Odessa.
The An-225 remains the world’s largest plane to this day.
In Nine Eleven, I speculate that there were two An-225’s and the second one was being used by the Russians on a special mission on that day.
Cool Gus time travel:
. . . lest you fail in your hopes; not too little, lest you die presumptuously. And here I must conclude with my prayers to God for it, and that he would have mercy on your soul.” Thus sayeth the Lord Chief Justice on 29 October 1618 to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Given that Raleigh had been living under a death sentence for a couple of decades, perhaps there was a silver lining?
The What If, of course, is if he hadn’t been executed? That’s the conundrum Mac, a Time Patrol agent, faces in Black Tuesday.
I’ve been getting feedback from parents who home-school about all the history in my Time Patrol books. How they find it’s a great way to mix entertainment and learning. It’s seems time travel is having a big comeback with several new TV shows featuring it.
Here is some interesting history from 1618:
One of the more intriguing people in history. It’s said he could speak 29 languages. He translated the Kama Sutra and 1001 Nights. Here’s more on him in a slideshow: