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VANITY You Are Transported To The Year 742 AD Europe And Allowed To Bring 3 Items From The Future
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Posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by trailhkr1

What would they be? A gun? Then you are only allowed to bring 2 bullets..see how that works?? Some basic ground rules..has to be a realistic items you can get you hands on today..no tanks etc. You are going with just the clothes on your back + the 3 items to survive an mingle with the folks of the day. Never coming back.

Saw this question on another site and wanted to see what you guys would come up with..I will post that link tomorrow after everyone has a chance to come up with their ideas..some people came up with good ideas (detailed history text of the time in Europe, antibiotics) and other people's ideas..not so much.


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1 posted on 10/14/2012 8:02:39 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

tampax


2 posted on 10/14/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: trailhkr1
Some ideas were just hilarious..

1.Shovel

2.Enough alcohol to get drunk

3. Gun with bullet

brb digging grave

brb drinking alcohol for confidence

brb shooting self because the ____ would be fuarking sh*t

Another guy: Can I choose to go to the Middle East?

If so. I choose 2 nukes and a bottle of the finest Scotch.

3 posted on 10/14/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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Encyclopedia Brittanica, Bible, and gun


4 posted on 10/14/2012 8:08:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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1. A small steam engine

2. A hand-cranked electrical generator

3. A light bulb

5 posted on 10/14/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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1. A nuclear warhead to be used in Mekkah.
2. A second nuclear warhead to be used in Medina.
3. A third nuclear warhead to keep any followers of Mohammed in line.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 8:09:20 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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A time machine and a Colt 1911.

The time machine to transport myself to 540 AD, the year when Mohammed was born, and the Colt 1911 to blow his effing brains out once I got there.


7 posted on 10/14/2012 8:09:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: trailhkr1

Audels Engineering Encyclopedia.

Patent Forms.

List of timed historic events that I could leave instructions to my descendents to strategically apply patents, like for an AK47 just before the Civil War, radar during WW1 and etc.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 8:10:01 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: jsanders2001
Encyclopedia Brittanica, Bible, and gun

A gun with no bullets? Remember the 3 item rule.. also isn't the Encyclopedia Brittanica comprised of a volume of books?

9 posted on 10/14/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
Winston Lights, beer and Allopurinol.
10 posted on 10/14/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

A book of how to build all those things, some gold, antibiotics to let you live long enough to make them.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 8:11:43 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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- Big hunting knife (doubt that there will be Taco Bell in 742 AD)

- My glasses

- Big bottle of Purel


12 posted on 10/14/2012 8:11:50 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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1. Computer with large database (engineering data,chemical formulae, medical data).
2. Solar batteries to recharge computer.
3. Stock of antibiotics.


13 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:17 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: trailhkr1

1) All-in-one computer with built-in printer (containing technical books, gun design books, math books, chemistry books, instructions on how to manufacture gasoline (for 2 below), encyclopedia britanica, every sort of technical and scientific information possible)
2) Generator to power computer
3) Largest gas container, filled, for personal use possible (I think 250 gallons?)

With that I could shortcut man’s technical ascension by about 1200 years.


14 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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1. Recipe for gunpowder

2. Handbook/methods for steelmaking

2. Mechanical specs for making handguns and/or rifles.

15 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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Toilet paper
Sneakers
Hand sanitizer


16 posted on 10/14/2012 8:13:57 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: trailhkr1

Hey, hey, hey, the bullets are in the gun so that’s one item called “loaded gun”. And the Encyclopedia Brittanica is a “set” of books. You can buy ONE online so it is one item.


17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:14:22 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: jsanders2001

they had bibles in 742 AD!


18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:14:28 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: trailhkr1

A Corvette,,,, to park in a cave. It would really mess up today’s archeologists.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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Viagra


20 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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1. Computer with large database (engineering data,chemical formulae, medical data).

So when a 15 cent part goes kaputt in the computer 2 days after arriving in 724 a.d. you are screwed...

21 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:24 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: Gaffer
A time machine and a Colt 1911. The time machine to transport myself to 540 AD, the year when Mohammed was born, and the Colt 1911 to blow his effing brains out once I got there.

Win.

22 posted on 10/14/2012 8:15:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: trailhkr1

A comprehensive volume on Medicine

A comprehensive volume on engineering processes

A comprehensive volume on modern weaponry


23 posted on 10/14/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Revolting cat!; SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
A windup Victrola and 2 desert island discs:


24 posted on 10/14/2012 8:17:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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25 posted on 10/14/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: trailhkr1

How about some anti-plague vaccine?


26 posted on 10/14/2012 8:17:44 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Sacajaweau

Lots of writers have taken a crack at that question over the years.

The Connecticut Yankee did pretty well (for a while).

In another short story I read the poor modern man transported back discovered he didn’t have the tools to make the tools he needed to make modern technology.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by DManA
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Eye glasses, big bag of gold, dental floss.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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When has a part gone wrong in your computer lately?


29 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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Antibiotics

Extra pair of boots

Extra pair of reading/eyeglasses

30 posted on 10/14/2012 8:18:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I’d have all my shots done, like for a trip to Uganda.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:37 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: trailhkr1

Books. Each one covering a multitude of items.

A book on gun and gunpowder making.
A book on health symptoms and natural cures including opiates for pain, alcohol production for sterilization.

A magnifying glass to make fire.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:37 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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a Mountain Bike;
a “Seed” Potatoe [unless I’m being dumped in South America],
& a Farmer’s Almanac


33 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:43 AM PDT by PizzaDriver ( on)
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Good idea.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:43 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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an excellent compound bow...arrows will be easy to make

a book on how to make all the cool stuff needed to conquer....nitrate-charcoal-sulfur...where to find it etc and how to make a functioning barrel

endless supply of STD defeating antibiotics since I am sure to be rather popular with the girls given my tools will make me popular


35 posted on 10/14/2012 8:20:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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My goal would be to jump start every century so that by the the time when Columbus would have discovered America instead Native Americans have already developed steam engines and an intercontinental railway and are about to achieve the first manned flight in an aircraft.

Let the Euroweenies fall to their knees knowing that in America the Indian tribes are over 200 years or more advanced than they are.

Hopefully an isolated superior advanced nation built soley upon native Americans like the Cherokee and such become the dominant rulers of the free world. Bigger than Britain or Germany, more powerful but not warmongers instead.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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Laptop, alternator, copy of Encarta.

I’d use tools of the day to enable the alternator to be used as a charger for the laptop.


37 posted on 10/14/2012 8:21:07 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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Three items? ok

Three large ships, or I aint going!

38 posted on 10/14/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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To: trailhkr1

Antibiotics and a tweezer


39 posted on 10/14/2012 8:21:44 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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A sturdy knife.
Large print KJV Bible, I just know I’d drop my glasses.
And six months supply of vitamin C, most people had scurvy or where on the verge of scurvy, and I need time to figure out what has vit C.


40 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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Probably the highest grade stainless steel knife I could find.
The best general purpose teflon pan. (big enough to make soups, also able to fry eggs)
An extra pair of shoes. (counting that as one item, I think that still fits the rules)


41 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:12 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Eye of Unk
like for an AK47 just before the Civil War

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How about just after Gettysburg?


42 posted on 10/14/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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My wife my dog and free repibli


43 posted on 10/14/2012 8:25:33 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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Laughing at all of you bring computers etc..being burnt at the stake for being a demon...


44 posted on 10/14/2012 8:25:33 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: FairWitness

2. Handbook/methods for steelmaking

Did you happen to watch Nova this week. Fascinating show about the Ulfberht sword, make around 900-1000 AD.

Made out of steel, the quality of which was not seen again for 1000 years.

Guy from Wisconsin figured out how they did it and recreated the sword. Smelted his own steel from iron ore, forged it, even did the inlaid name Ulfberht.


45 posted on 10/14/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by DManA
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My wife my dog and free republic


46 posted on 10/14/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: trailhkr1

Always a possibility but a lot more portable than the Encyclopedia Britannica!


47 posted on 10/14/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

A lot of pathogens that beset us today did not exist in 742 AD. AIDS is one obvious one, the common cold was not recorded prior to 1660. The plague only goes back to 1340, malaria maybe 1600. In prehistorical times, deadly pathogens would kill off a local population and then, they would die out because there was no one left to infect. Diseases like smallpox and leprosy persisted because they took longer to do kill a person. We are the descendants of the survivors, the people who had resistance to the worst pathogens. Native Americans, for instance, did not, so when they contacted Europeans, their populations had not been through the winnowing process.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 8:28:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ( Message to President Obama: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin)
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To: trailhkr1

a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.


49 posted on 10/14/2012 8:29:30 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: RJS1950
A comprehensive volume on Medicine A comprehensive volume on engineering processes A comprehensive volume on modern weaponry

Good ideas but as the other site said you might be killed for being a heretic by the religious leaders of the day if you go overboard.

50 posted on 10/14/2012 8:30:05 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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