The Hand of God

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    In 1274, Kublai Khan sent an expeditionary mission (but an enormous one, to be sure) to assault Kyushu and take the entire nation or learn its capability. As the ships lay at anchor in Hakata Bay, an enormous typhoon struck and sunk most of the fleet. What remained retreated to the home base of the Mongol Empire. In 1281 a much larger invasion fleet was launched by a more-than-a-little-pissed off Kublai Khan to crush the island nation and expand the unbelievably huge empire even further. With the advantage of experienced, highly-trained soldiers well versed in a kind of overwhelming warfare - in terms of number and military technology - the Mongols would have been 1000:1 favorites in Vegas. But again, a storm of unprecedented proportions struck and took a host of the would-be invaders to the bottom of the sea.
     
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    What nation was that approximately coinciding in time with the Mongol Empire?
     
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    Is Thor 50/50 Swedish?
     
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    In 1814, invading British troops sacked Washington DC and set fire to the White House (a courageous Dolly Madison barely escaping ahead of the advancing troops because she refused to leave the executive mansion until the portrait of George Washington and a copy of the Declaration of Independence were secured). While the British troops were looting the city, a hurricane of great intensity slammed the British army. What's more, a tornado actually touched down in the middle of the British position, picking up cannon and scattering the troops.
     
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    Most passengers in non-fatal Mexican plane crash were U.S. citizens...
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    Most passengers in non-fatal Mexican plane crash were U.S. citizens

    AUGUST 1, 2018 - At least 65 U.S. citizens were aboard the Aeromexico passenger jet that crashed in northern Mexico, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as investigators combed the wreckage for clues to the cause of the accident.
     
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    That plane crash in Mexico was indeed a sort of a miracle, even if it basically just ran off the end of the runway, it fell a little ways, and should have been crumpled up a lot worse.
    It's also noteworthy the airlines of many of these shithole countries have much better safety records than many so-called' modern 1st World' airlines in the U.S.
     
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