Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Explorer Project

Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal.Ferdinand Magellan explored South America, Cebu, East Indies, Mactan, Philippines, and Guam. The dates of his explorations were from 1519 to 1522. Magellan died in the Philippines during the first.Ferdinand Magellan was looking for a faster route to the Spice Islands (East India or South East Asia) for the Spanish crown.Magellan set out in 1519

Magellan was a knowledgable and skillful navigator.Magellan had a crew of about 270 included men from several nations: including Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Flemish, Greeks, English, and French. On August 10,1519, the five ships under Magellan’s command-Trinidad, Sam Antonio, Concepcion, Victoria, and Santiago- left Seville and descended the Guadalquivir River to Sanlucarde de Barraneda. During the resulting battle against ,Lapu-Lapu’s troops, Magellan was hit by a bamboo spear and later surrounded and finished off with other weapons, he was killed in the Philippines. On September 6,1522 Elcano and the remaining crew of Magellan’s voyage arrived in Spain aboard the last ship in the fleet, Victoria, almost exactly three years after they departed, only 18 men returned . His expedition of 1519-1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and the first to cress the Pacific.
It took only a little over three months to cross the Pacific, and the fleet reached Guam safely in March 1521. From there they proceded to the Philippines, which were unknown to Magellan, since his previous travels in the region had not taken him so far North. It occurred to Magellan to befriend the local king and claim the region for Spain, and so he agreed to aid a local chieftain in one of his battles. This turned into a very costly skirmish—the natives used poison arrows and Magellen and many of the other sailors were killed. The command of the expedition turned to Juan Elcano, who loaded up two of the remaining ships with spices and other valuables before attempting to return to Spain. The return journey was complicated by the fact that the Portuguese were dominant in the region, and were somewhat hostile to the Spanish venture.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Top Three Weirdest Inventions

3. Epilady. Is a weird invention because it was created to pull the hair out of women's legs.
2. Ouija board who would want to talk to ghosts.
1. Knife holder man who would want a knife holder man in their kitchen

Friday, January 25, 2013

If you disappeared today, who would be affected?

If I disappeared today the person who would be most affected would be my pet rock. He would not stop searching for me until he found me he would gather his friends and they would look day and night until they find me. Once they find me they would find the person who took me and burry him alive. He would miss me because I am the only one who pets it and doesn't try to toss him into the lake. But the people who tried to throw him into a lake they are missing a finger. So that's why I can't take him on a walk anymore,this is how it all happened.

One morning little Timmy woke up to have breakfast but when he got into the kitchen I wasn't there. So he went into my bedroom and I wasn't there and that's when he started to freak out he called his friends and family. Once they got there he told them what happened from the time he woke up to now.Little Timmy told the people that he gathered the places I might be and they split up and went to those places. Timmy's group went to the mall where I might be they searched every store I go to I wasn't there . They all gathered at my house and once every one got there they got a message saying that I was dead.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

If I Could go anywhere in Time

If I could go back in time and do anything I would go back to Juneau. I was born in Juneau but when I was seven I moved to Texas,but I didn't want to move.If I am able to go to anywhere again I would like to go to Juneau.I would go back in time to where I was about to move and I would try to stop my mom from moving.If I did not succeed I would at least go and say goodbye to my friends.I would say goodbye to my friends and get their phone numbers so that we could stay in touch.

I would stay the night at my friend krystin's house. We would watch movies and do other things.We would stay up all night and just have fun. After I have to move I would bring my friend Krystin with me and once we get to Texas she would live in my room with me. We would go to school together and all of that stuff she is more like my sister than a friend. And if none of that stuff is possible I would just bring back a little fish that I would get in Juneau and his name would be Pablo.