Yesterday I watched two videos which explain the nature of gravity from an aviation perspective, i.e. how modern aircraft move forward through space at high altitudes.
There was a lot of stuff I didn’t know, including how little fuel is actually needed to fly, but take a look and see for yourself:
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After watching the first video, I couldn’t help but watch the second one, which goes into more historical details of the world’s two most famous “Viktors” when it comes to scientific research about “gravitational” forces:
I truly wonder how much of what we learn in physics today is already obsolete by the time we enter, let alone leave, school.
In any case it’s obvious that our history books need a revamp. Clearly there was technology in ancient civilizations we’ve lost track of today.
Sound based Levitation
In the early 1930s, Swedish aerial engineer Henri Kjellson observed Tibetan monks delivering stones to build a temple. A stone about 1.5 meters in diameter was piled into a hole 15 cm deep. The site was 100 meters away from the 400 meter high cliff on top of which the temple was being built.
At 63 meters from the pit, stood 19 musicians, followed by 200 monks. In the center of this formation lay a stone. The musicians had 13 big drums, each weighing 150 kg, and their sounding surface was directed to the pit with the stone. Near each trumpet stood two musicians, blowing it in turn. At a special command, the whole orchestra would play loudly and the choir of monks would sing along in unison.
“Four minutes later, when the sound was at its maximum, the boulder in the pit began to shake and climb to the top of the 400 meter high rock.” — Henri Kjellson
Assuming Henri's story to be true, the monks were lifting five to six huge boulders to the temple under construction every hour.
To back up this claim from a story nearly a century old, I digged deeper and found more on sound based levitation from this great inventor in Novosibirsk:
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