The axe is one of the world’s oldest, most dangerous and efficient cutting tools. Visit one of the nation’s largest axe manufacturers, take a swing with a Vikings’ battleaxe, then see which would win in a fight of sword vs axe. Learn why the tomahawk is making a comeback as a tactical weapon & see how the fireman’s axe has evolved into a trailer full of high tech rescue tools.
Archive for May, 2008
Could the biblical story of Noah be true? 8,000 years ago, rising sea levels had global oceans surging. With the power of all the world’s oceans at its back, the Mediterranean Sea burst through the Bosporus Strait in modern-day Turkey with cataclysmic force. When the flood was over the sea had claimed a landmass twice the size of Ireland.
65 million years ago an asteroid crashed into Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. 75% of all life vanished, but could a single asteroid have been the lone killer? Theories about what happened after the impact have been speculated on by the scientific community. Ranging from global warming to worldwide firestorms, ideas have been put forth, but none have been proven. Then in 1995 a new theory claimed that a powerful storm known as a Hypercane caused the extinction. The Hypercane allegedly reaches 20 miles into the Stratosphere and has wind speeds of up to 700 miles per hour.