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September 5, 2003

On September 5, 2003, “magician” David Blaine had himself encased in a clear plastic box. This box was then suspended by a crane over the banks of the River Thames. He remained there until October 19 while he went without food. He only allowed himself to have water to drink. The Londoners were unimpressed. As … Continue reading

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January 29, 1594

On January 29, 1594, Scottish mathematician, physicist and astronomer, John Napier of Merchiston, dedicated his manuscript, ‘A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John’ to King James VI. While Napier was a brilliant mathematician and he did discover logarithms and he even invented a device, known as Napier’s Bones, which helped in completing … Continue reading

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