3200 Years Of History In One Picture…
Thankfully, no loggers took it down, nor forest fires or earthquakes. Just a quiet life in a California forest for all these years
Not every tree has a nickname, but ‘The President’ has earned it. This giant sequoia stands at 247 feet tall & is estimated to be over 3,200 years old.
Imagine, this tree was already 700 years old during the height of ancient Greece’s civilization and 1200 years old when Jesus lived and Rome was well into its rule of most of the western world and points beyond.
The trunk of The President measures at 27 feet across, with 2 BILLION needles From base to top.
Because of its unbelievable size, this tree has never been photographed in its entirety, until now.
National Geographic photographers have worked along with scientists to try and create the first photo that shows the President in all its glory.
They had to Climb the tree with pulleys and levers, and took thousands of photos. Of those, they selected 126 and stitched them together, to get this incredible portrait of the President. And here it is:
The man standing near the trunk of the tree is a good indicator of the tree’s size.
Incredible, isn’t it?
James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club Meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56. The year was 1955.
For the young folks, here is something you’ve probably never seen before and, unfortunately, you may never see again.
For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw, but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.
Click HERE to watch the video!
When we think of friendship, we may think of Facebook, but this holiday actually dates back to 1919. Although it was created by the Greeting Card industry, it has found footing once again thanks to how social media has changed the way we interact with our friends.
Thanks to Facebook, we can now reach thousands of people in just one post, and also stay connected with people that we have known for a very long time. This being said, nothing changes the value and timeless impact the institution of friendship continues to have on who we are.
On friendship day, take this opportunity to reach out to your closest friends and let them know how much they mean to you.
Wishing you a Happy Friendship Day!