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If you could go back in a time machine to observe any three events in history, which three would you choose?


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Any occasion when Cleopatra was taking a bath in goat's milk. I'd go back three times.

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Eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Completion of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling by Michelangelo

2 ( +3 / -1 )

1) Admiral Togo raising the "Z" flag and sinking the Russian fleet in 1905

2) Hirohito's surrender speech in August 1945

3) (future event) Japan and China reaching a final peaceful resolution on the Diayutai/Senkaku Islands

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The key point here is "observe".

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Witness the Vikings landing in America centuries before Columbus.

Find out what really happened to the IX Legion.

To the 1960s to witness the birth of "Thunderbirds" as a concept.

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The Big Bang (from a safe distance)

The resurecton of Christ

Krakatoa explosion
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The start of the slave revolt led by Spartacus. Any battle where the Mongols are led by Genghis Khan. Battle of Trafalgar

(If the resurrection is allowed I'll swap one of the above to see Perseus fight Medusa)

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1 the smoke rings of Mt. Etna 2 In the stands at the 1980 US hockey Olympic win over the Russians. 3 Maastrichtian period, or T-Rex baby!

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Easter Island to see if I could figure out who the statues (Moai) are commemorating.

I would try to find out who built Stonehenge

Egypt 12600 years ago to see if the Giza pyramid was already built and have a look at the Sahara jungles
0 ( +2 / -2 )

When that time machine is invented When the first homo sapiens decided to flip the desk and start going up north and populate the earth When the first self replicating RNA or anything resembling self replicating molecules was formed
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England winning the World Cup in 1966. (I was there at the game but would like to see it again: "They think it's all over").

Being with Nelson at the Battle Of Trafalgar to hear what his last words really were.

Seeing the meteor strike which allegedly caused the dinosaurs to become extinct.
0 ( +1 / -1 )

Thermopylyae. Crucifixion. Destruction of Atlantis.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

When Japan left the League of Nations, I tell Japan not to do that

Tell Yamamoto not to attack Pearl Harbor

When Japan annexed Korea, I tell Japan "not to get involved with them"

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1) The 'Sunrise-back to the future' rave in the summer of 1989 2) The 1966 world cup final 3) A trip to ancient Rome to see the opening games at The Colosseum.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

2010-ish TEPCO headquarters to warn about the coming tsunami that would destroy their reactors and the country.. (too bad i'd be ignored by proud executives. :P )

65 million years ago... Dinosaurs yo!!

Anytime to see my mother again.
0 ( +0 / -0 )

When Reeses Peanut Butter Cups were invented

when Germans and British soldiers decided to play football on X-mas in the middle of WWI

the council of Nicea.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Resurrection of Lazarus... The day the Berlin wall fell... My birth.

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Let's see. Since JFK's assassination has been in the news recently, I'd go back to the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository and see if Oswald was the shooter. For No. 2, I'd go back and spend the last hour on the Titanic as it goes down. For No. 3, I'd visit Roswell in 1947 to see if a UFO really did crash there.

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Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean (with a rocket launcher so I could take his 3 ships out) See Tom Waits in concert back in the 70s The final game of the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and Russia
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