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If you could go back in time to witness any event or events, what would you choose?

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The first enzymes merging in the primordial stew… The first time a piece of ice was dropped into scotch… My birth… My children’s births… yep that’s it.

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A fun question. I'll play. If biblical events could be pinpointed, I'd go back to see the crucifixion of Christ and then hang around to see if he really rose from the dead.

Then swinging back, I'd like to stand on the deck of the Titanic in its last hour. Then off to Roswell in 1947 to see if a UFO really did crash there. And probably, on my way back to the present, I'd stop off at Dallas to see JFK's assassination and find out if Oswald did it or not. I'd also like to visit my native Australia in 1966 to solve that country's most notorious crime -- the disappearance of the three Beaumont children from a beach. It has haunted the nation and me for 40 years.

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I must admit, the crucifixion of Christ, and his subsequent resurrection interest me the most too.

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Yesterday - to find where I put my house keys :/

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Area 51 to watch the lunar landing

Oh and then to 9/11 at the pentagon

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Hitler's suicide, the crucifixion of Christ and the murder of Julius Caesar.

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Also I would like to see the Russian Royal family get shot.

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One night I spent with Rachel and Laura when I was at University.

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I'd go back to see if O.J. Simpson was "the real killer." Maybe the final assault on the Alamo would be worth a look, though the movies have probably made it sound more spectacular than it was.

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Last Saturday, so I could find the remote to my stupid air conditioner...

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To Columbus`s landing in the new world........and cut off his head!

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The actions of my great grandfather on the first day of the Somme in 1916 (this was the defining moment of his life).

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Hmmm...cutting off Columbus's head sure does sound appealing.

If money was my motivation, I'd have to say that I would go back and buy a whole "beep" load of stock in Microsoft or Ford Motor Company when they were just starting out. Or buy a whole lot of real estate on Manhattan Island when it was dirt cheap. If history's mysteries was my motivation, the birth of Christ and His subsequent ressurection would be cool to witness. And if preventing one of history's darkest hours, I would say early 20th century Germany to prevent a certain man from rising to power. Again, "cutting off a head" comes to mind.

S

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A few more…

3.2 million years ago – to meet Lucy before she exposed her skeleton

2 July, 1937 – to see what actually happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan

Sometime in 1969 to first kiss the girl who would become my wife

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Gamble on sports events

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I'd love to see the building of the Pyramids or the Great Wall of China, to see how they were really done and how the people lived during those times.

Oh, and I would like to go back and see what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa!!

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"I'd love to see the building of the Pyramids or the Great Wall of China"

Oh yeah...and how about Stonehenge or the Moais on Easter Island? Or even to go back to the Planes of Nazca in Peru to see just how those massive land drawings were made.

I'd also like to go back and have a chat with DaVinci.

S

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Oh Oh… 5 August 1962 – to see if Norma Jeane was murdered, committed suicide, or simply overdosed

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the creation of our moon

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Interesting question, so many things.

Hummm, The battle of Midway, the whole war changed in five minutes. America was losing at that point and it all turned on just plain dumb luck that the Japanese carriers were laden with all of her aircraft re-fueling at that from using all their fuel from previous actions, and the Americans found their fleet at their most vunerable moment. Just plain dumb luck.

I'd like to have witnessed Gettysburg. Pickett's futile charge on day three and the end of the South's chances of winning the civil war.

Tiananmen Square, I want to know who the guy was that stood in front of those tanks with nothing but a briefcase. Now, that is an unsung hero in my book.

Just a few things I would love to have witnessed in person.

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Going back to change history, I would kill Winston Churchill and see how much impact he really did have on the outcome of the WW2.

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I would like to witness the Kon Tiki voyage (a success)and the battle between the British and French on the Plains of Abraham (The Brits won).

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Saturday November 5, 1955.

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Saturday November 5, 1955

You are either referring to your own "Happy Day" or else the day that the BIG FOUR met in Geneva. Or it could be both for that matter.

S

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All the times I "had to be there" to get a joke.

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I would choose the 1920s - 30s US Jazz scene. I would join the mafia and provide alcohol to Jazz fans during the Prohibition and go to watch tke likes of Billy Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the Blanton Webster band play..

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 days of Christ, see what really happened and how much BS we like to believe

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I wouldn`t mind checking out a Roman orgy.

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This is a useless question because we can't go back in time. If we could, you'd have people going back in time all the time, changing history and messing with the time continuum...

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sarge, you been watching back to the future again?

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romulus, nice idea.

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Seeing dinosaurs walk the earth would be impressive!

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Getting eaten by a t-rex isn't though @_@

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lipscombe,

If they invent a time machine, see you at the blue note buddy. I will be dressed like Al Pacino, and actually resemble him a little. I will also be the guy providing the whiskey.

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Badge 123, I remember that day (in Nov. 1955) quite well. I played football that day. I was amused to see it appear in "Back to the Future" too.

As for me, I'd like to go back to Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963 and try to find out who the hell shot JFK.

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Wow. There is no way I could choose just one. How could anyone choose just one?

-JFK's assassination -Jesus' crucifixion -the signing of the Declaration of Independence -the first moon landing -Seeing the Grateful Dead in concert when PigPen was alive. -Seeing Phish in concert -the shootout at the O.K. Corrall -watching Edison create the first light bulb -seeing Angkor Wat, and the Pyramids being built -seeing a Shakespearean play done at the Globe -Watching Motzart direct his first symphony -visiting Yokohama and Shanghai during the 1920s -Visiting Berlin when the wall fell.

Man, I could go on for days about the historical things I would absolutely love to see.

Taka

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Oh yeah, and being in the room counting votes in Florida with jeb and katherine harris in 2000. Man, THAT would have saved us some heartburn.

Taka

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I'd like to see the look on Al Gore's face when he, as the sitting vice president, lost the 2000 presidential election to that cowboy Bush.

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I would like to go back in time to see the Ascension of the Christ into Heaven, approximately 40 days after He rose from the dead. Id also like to visit the Damascus Road to witness the amazing conversion of Saul, who hated and persecuted the early Christians so much, yet was changed so completely when he met the Risen Christ on that road.

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um... my ex being dumped in front of the entire school. LOL

Get a glimpse at the once vast Roman Empire.

Oh yeah and to see Faeries walk the earth like in Lord of the Rings (I know... I'm crazy, lol)

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The weeks before the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. I'd like to meet Dragutin Dimitrijevic, the mastermind of that particular brainfart, and slap him upside the head with a well-intentioned, "What the hell are you thinking, moron?"

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The execution of Anne Boleyn.

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Why go back in time. What is wrong with today, and present.

You could meet a and keep in touch, with 6-7 billion individuals, of various nationalities,various cultures and various individuality.

World today, has never been more interesting, more various and more diverse. You do not need to go back in time. With various inventions in travel and communications, it is getting,to be , a very interesting world of diversity that we live in today. Freedom has never better on earth, than today.

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LFRAgain - good one!

I'd like to go back nine months before 6th July, 1946, and give Barbara a really bad migraine.

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Maybe I would like to go back to September 11th, 2001 and get a good viewpoint for what REALLY happened on that day. I believe Georgoe Bushs administration organised the whole event, so that he could start the war on Iraz to get his hands on Iraqs oil.

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