Proverbs - Arthur C Clarke TV - Ronald Top TV - George Burns -
56,772. Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself. (Proverb & Rope & Hang) Mid-17th century proverb
87,022. In 1938 a journalist from Bombay published these extraordinary pictures. He claimed they showed the classic rope trick. First the magician tosses a rope into the air. Suddenly it becomes completely rigid. His boy assistant scurries to the top. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe
87,023. Once spinning machines like the water-frame were available rope- makers could use them to mass produce their yarns. Ronald Top, More Industrial Revelations: Europe – Cotton, Linen and Rope
87,024. Yards are combined to make strands and then once you have enough strands – from three to ten or more – these strands are twisted together to make a rope. ibid.
86,685. Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples. (Retirement & Old Age & Rope) George Burns