Thursday, August 15, 2013

As It Stands: Jetpacks For All & the Oldest Rock Art in North America

         Good Day World!

It’s not just another Thursday…it’s today. You can’t buy it back. No amount of regret will change that.

The alternative? Live it like it’s your last day.

Speaking of days – ancient ones that is – wait till you read the second article I’ve selected for you below: imagine rock art that’s 14,800 years-old and you can see it in Nevada.

The first article is fun. Did you ever see that guy in a jetpack that unexpectedly landed in the middle of a football game years ago? It was pretty cool, but I doubt if anyone in that football stadium ever suspected that someday they too could fly around like Rocket Man of comic book fame.

With that thought in mind: 

That jetpack you always wanted? It's almost ready

If the engineers at Martin Aircraft have their way, you will soon have your very own jetpack: Aviation authorities in New Zealand have given the Christchurch-based company the green light to begin manned test flights of its jetpacks.

Founder Glenn Martin began experimenting with jetpacks about 30 years ago, after spending his youth watching "Thunderbirds" and other action-packed TV shows, Agence France-Presse reports.


Rock art in Nevada believed to be oldest in North America

On the west side of Nevada's dried-up Winnemucca Lake, there are several limestone boulders with deep, ancient carvings; some resemble trees and leaves, whereas others are more abstract designs that look like ovals or diamonds in a chain.

The true age of this rock art had not been known, but a new analysis suggests these petroglyphs are the oldest in North America, dating back to between 10,500 and 14,800 years ago.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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