This Is Elemental Knowledge

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there only existed four basic elements: earth, water, air and fire. The ancient Greeks believed that these four elements constituted everything – in varying amounts and in varying proportions.

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Fantastic Voyage

Mankind has long been fascinated and perhaps envious of the ability of the bird to fly in the air with such ease and elegance. Inspired by the humble wing, the first ever man-made aircraft that could be controlled and sustained was invented by the Wright brothers in the early 1900s. Their  first successful flight took one pilot over a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds, at an altitude of 20 feet. Impressive as this was at the time, we have since come a long way in our aviation technologies. Steaming through the skies above our heads there are now 500 tonne hunks of carefully engineered metal that can carry upwards of 500 people over the entire stretch of the Pacific Ocean in much less than a day. A reasonable guess as to what this post might pertain to would be something along the lines of the mechanics of flight, right? Truth be told, I didn’t think this introduction through very thoroughly, but just go along with it…

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The Driving Force of All Nature

I come forth to deliver a warning. The food you eat, the beverages you drink, the liquid running from all your taps – they contain the odourless, colourless chemical dihydogren monoxide. This chemical is known to be the basis of many adverse health effects, including gene mutation and cell lysis. It is home to countless pathogens and it allows the transmission of numerous diseases across the globe, yet we still expose ourselves to it every day. It has been and still continues to be a major cause of environmental erosion and the destruction of millions of residences worldwide.

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