Friday, December 14, 2007
A Most Interesting Picture
A former student of mine, an Air Force Academy cadet, forwarded this picture to me.
A most interesting and impressive picture. If anyone has any further details than what's written on the picture itself, please add them in the comments.
There's something gnawing at me, though, and the math teacher in me just can't let it go. I'm not going to get out a magnifying glass and count, but it just doesn't look to me like there are 18,000 men in that picture. The "pedestal" doesn't appear to include 100 men, and it doesn't look like the pedestal is 1/180th of the entire "statue".
Still, though, most interesting--a great tribute to liberty.
Yes, the picture appears to be copyrighted, but I'm assuming that the copyright has run out. If it hasn't and the copyright owner would prefer I remove the picture, I trust that person will let me know and I'll of course comply.