The trebuchet was the world's most powerful weapon for three hundred years, until it was superceded by the cannon. 

My dad was born in 1922. When he was eight years old his parents took him to visit Lithuania via a steamship (best transport around).

He's taking a nap in the living room right now while I'm looking at this page about how to send email to the International Space Station.

It boggles the mind.

Philo