Thursday, August 18, 2005

mysteries


I'm Feeling: inquisitive
Background Noise: Forrest Gump Suite by Alan Silvestri

Today in History, in 1590, John White came back to the Roanoke Island colony in what is now North Carolina, to find the 100 colonists he left behind missing. To this day, no one knows what happened.

Stuff like that amazes me. How is it that we can figure out how to send people to the moon, or create tiny little devices that when you push buttons - allow you to talk to someone miles and miles and miles away as though they're in the room with you... but we can't figure out what happened to 100 people in 1590? Weird. Not that I know anything about any of these things, so I really am not one to talk, but still.

3 thoughts:

Anonymous said...

Did you know that is was only 65 years after the first air flight that the first shuttle was sent to the moon? That wasn't even a real airplane. Just a motor with a person hanging on. (I just spent two days with my dad at Greenfield Village can you tell?)

Julie

tucker said...

Do you know that mars is suppose to look as big as the moon on August 27, or so 'they' say. I think it's a load of crap but I hope it looks that big!!

Katie said...

I did not know either of those things! My friends keep me awfully well informed :) All the comments today have made me feel very loved - thank you!!