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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dr. Beach Explains The Crazy World Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Most of us appreciate, yet question, Leonardo da Vinci's mind frame and where his bizarre inventions came from. Leonardo da Vinci may have solved the riddle of earthshine, but he was a devious and cunning individual and a known prankster, who also ventured into the unknown with his fascinating war machines and mechanical puzzles.

Dr. Beach over at Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog always gives readers a new perspective on the past.

Beachcombing thought that today he would share Leonardo’s attempt to build a tank four hundred years before the Cambrai front was swarming with them. How would these fascinating inventions actually work? Well, like mice churning butter or gerbils running on wheels, men would have turned cranks to provide mobility: while their colleagues loaded the canons that were mounted there.

Read More: Jousting with Medieval Tanks


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