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Zheng He, Chinese Admiral and court eunuch of the Ming era, which run from navigated a total of seven naval expeditions toward the Middle East and East Africa.
Zheng He's Treasure Ships
The ships, which are said to be hundreds in number, were part of the Chinese treasure voyages that aim to safeguard the wealth and power of the Chinese from the world and in the process, firmly put their nation at the top of the maritime industry. For 28 years, He commanded the voyages until his last breath, which is shortly after the seventh and final voyage ended. After his death and the ships returned to the territory, the new emperor of China did not show interest in continuing to fund and operate the government-sponsored treasure voyages.
Hence, the ships were abandoned and later became a mere part of history.
But in , replicas of the enormous ships were given life as a Treasure Shipyard park was created in Nanjing, China. The park contains smaller vessels, but a full-size model ship can also be found.
The original ships were said to have the capacity of passengers and huge amounts of cargo. It also has four decks and nine masts too!
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The replica measures about But according to reports, the estimated size of the treasure ships are meters in length and 55 meters in width. Other people even claim that some ships boasted a meter length, which is beyond standard measurements. However, critics say that the estimated size of the actual ships cannot reach that long, especially for something that is made out of wood.
Other ships in history that measured more than meters were said to have suffered from structural dilemmas. In strong and heavy oceans, the ships flexed inducing the long planks to twist and buckle.
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As per historical records, the ships that first measured meters long were the steamers with iron hulls that emerged in the 19th century. The width-length ratio are quite wide, suggesting that the makers wanted the ships to be at its utmost stability.
The hull was shaped like the letter V, the keel was long and the ballast is notably heavy in weight. The compartments also had watertight seals so that the treasure ships remain strong. Acting like an additional keel, the makers of the treasure ships also built a balanced rudder that can be adjusted to provide further supportive stability. What do you think of this post?
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Anacondas are amongst the most feared animals. How could someone ever have the courage to do this? Anacondas are some of the most feared type of snakes. They are literally big, bad and very dangerous.
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In fact, the movie "Anaconda" is probably one of the most note-worthy flicks of all time. How could one ever forget those chilly and heart-racing chase scenes all throughout the movie, not to mention the iconic wink of one character after the anaconda swallowed and retch him out?
We guess, this guy in the video below was not able to watch the film. The video shows that the person behind the camera fearlessly tapped the nose of the anaconda several times.
Watch what happens after the person rudely poked the mighty snake: That person is really lucky that nothing serious happened to him.
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Oh well, maybe just a lifetime fear of snakes. But let this video serve as a reminder for us all that we should never disturb any animals for our own pleasure. We do not know how they think so let's stay safe by merely marveling at their existence without going overboard A comedian named Jeff Wysaski thought of pranking grocery store shoppers by leaving hilarious and quite pointless shopping tips to make their trips more interesting. Previously, Wysaski did the same thing in pet shops, liquor store as well as book shops.
This crow solves a tricky 8-part puzzle and it blew my mind!
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They say possessing a 'bird-brain' means having no intellect or common sense at all. They are shallow, cannot understand simple things and are just plain hard to teach anything. I wonder how birds feel about that because if I were a bird, especially, a crow, I'd be insulted. This is because we discovered that crows may be the ultimate problem solvers of all time.
In this video we found, Dr. Alex Taylor set up a a difficult problem solving task for a crow.
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This is the final test of the bird after undergoing months of analytical training. Although, the animal was well thought, the researcher still did not expect the bird to fare greatly!
Watch the video here: Now, do you think crows are better thinkers than most people you know?
It is really amazing to think that such an animal could solve a tricky puzzle without breaking a sweat! Very intelligent!
Now, that makes us wonder how intelligent other animals are too Connect with us. Share Tweet Send Comment.
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