Skip to comments.VANITY You Are Transported To The Year 742 AD Europe And Allowed To Bring 3 Items From The Future
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.
1. My wife
2. My dog pack
3. James Bond
Tetracycline will work just fine.
LOL, best so far.
Perhaps get the pages enclosed in that plastic stuff...what do you call it... All I can think about in this mental exercise is me compiling all the notes I need then promptly, 30 minutes into the trip, dropping the whole thing of paper into a river.
1. A Towel
2. A bread knife to make sandwiches
3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide
Allowed To Bring 3 Items From The Future
Washer/dryer combo unit
I’m really having trouble deciding on an iron or a vacuum cleaner.
book of Mohammed jokes and cartoons
Deodorant and razor to present to any female I might become attracted to and a half gallon of Tanqueray in case the deodorant and razor don’t work........
My credit card.
A cell phone.
Um. Oh, wait ...
Modern medicine book
Modern chemistry book
Modern engineering book
Oh... You read Latin or Greek? Oh... You got a plan to get into the monestaries to read the bible... Or do you plan on taking gold as an item to buy a Latin/Greek text for yourself? One thing for certain... You aren't gonna pop down to the life way store and buy a KJV/NIV/ESV.
3 carrrier groups.
Why? They had soap and fairly good soap at that.
Or at least a good wood burning stove for warmth and cooking!
Hosts, wine, chalice — praying that I would find a priest and we could have a Catholic Mass.
DING, DING, DING...
WE’VE GOT A WINNER!!!
The main downfall of civilization was the lack of the ability to make cheap paper. Why learn to read when you might see two books in your life time?
When Rome held Egypt there was a thriving paper industry and people learned to read if only to read the latest cheap thriller. (Yep they had those too!)
Make paper cheap and printing easy and you avoid the dark ages altogether.
While I was there I would invent the wheelbarrow, the horse collar and general ledger accounting.
Maybe I should have picked one of these:
Let the people of the 8th century think that's what the future becomes. Somebody might write a book about it.
Seriously? You mean pulp was once printed on papyrus?
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