Posts Tagged 'Neil Armstrong'

Cryptoquote Solved – 07/20/22

Neil Armstrong · English reading exercise (intermediate level) | bitgab

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”   —   Neil Armstrong

(Aahh!  The intended version of the quote, and not the one where he actually left out the word “a” between for and man!  Even as a twelve year old, I questioned the quote, as mankind and man are generally considered synonymous.  But the dude – an iconic American hero – was doing something unprecedented at the time.  He was setting foot on the friggin’ moon!  Sure the video was grainy, leading some to claim that it was – somehow – faked, but it was 1969 fer Chrissakes!  Technology has exploded at least tenfold since then, maybe more.  Do you think that there might have been some strong emotions going on in ol’ Neil’s head?  I do subscribe to a few anti-official accounts of some historical events, but the “faked moon landing” is NOT one of them.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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(Leap Day) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/29/16

Flag of the United States on American astronau...

Flag of the United States on American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s space suit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”   —   Neil Armstrong

(When I first started looking at this one I thought it was going to be hard.  But then, all of a sudden, I saw the entire thing, before writing down a single letter.  I’m guessing there aren’t a lot of Leap Year/Day quotes out there!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/15/14

 

Flag of the United States on American astronau...

Flag of the United States on American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s space suit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.”   —   Neil Armstrong

 

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Unless you’re a Mother Teresa type, very few are going to recognize your daily work.  Most jobs are measured by memorable milestones.  I guess it’s just human nature.  Neil Armstrong was a great man.  A national hero!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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