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Dá-me asas... (Sesimbra)

A cache by Team Geo-Cricket & Bolachinha Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/22/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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O desejo de voar está presente na humanidade provavelmente desde o dia em que o homem pré-histórico passou a observar o voo dos pássaros e de outros animais voadores.

Ao longo da história há vários registos de tentativas mal sucedidas de voos. Alguns até tentaram voar imitando pássaros: usar um par de asas (que não passavam de um esqueleto de madeira e penas, imitando as asas dos pássaros), colocando-os nos braços e balançando-os.

Muitas pessoas acreditavam que voar fosse impossível, e que era um poder além da capacidade humana. Mesmo assim o desejo existia, e várias civilizações contavam histórias de pessoas dotadas de poderes divinos que podiam voar; ou pessoas que foram carregadas ao ar por animais voadores.

O exemplo mais bem conhecido é a lenda de Dédalo e Ícaro. Dédalo, aprisionado na ilha de Minos, construiu asas feitas com penas e cera para si próprio e seu filho. Porém Ícaro aproximou-se demais do Sol e a cera das asas derreteu, fazendo ele cair no mar e morrer. A lenda era um aviso sobre as tentativas de alçar aos céus, semelhante à história da Torre de Babel na Bíblia, e exemplifica o desejo milenar do homem de voar.

Humanity's desire to fly possibly first found expression in China, where people flying tied to kites is recorded (as a punishment) from the 6th century CE. Subsequently, the first glider flight was demonstrated by Abbas Ibn Firnas in al-Andalus in the 9th century CE. Leonardo da Vinci's (15th c.) dream of flight found expression in several designs, but he did not attempt to demonstrate flight. It was in Europe during the late 18th century that serious attempts at flight first took place.

The dream of flight is illustrated in myths across the world (e.g. Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology, or the Pushpaka Vimana of the Ramayana). The first attempts to fly also often drew on the idea of imitating birds, as in Daedalus' building his wings out of feathers and wax. Attempts to build wings and jump off high towers continued well into the seventeenth century.

Around 400 BCE, Archytas, the Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist, may have designed and built the earliest known flying device based on a bird-shaped model and it is claimed to have flown some 200 meters. This machine, which its inventor called The Pigeon (Greek: ?e??st??a "Peristera"), may have been suspended on a wire or pivot for its flight.

 

Quem nunca sentiu o bater do vento na cara junto a uma falésia, fechou os olhos e imaginou estar a voar?

Quem nunca largou o guiador de uma bicicleta e abriu os braços ao vento, fingindo estar a voar?

Quem nunca desejou poder voar?

O que dariam em troca de poder voar?

Há alguma coisa que vos faça voar, como ao Indy?

Who never felt the wind in the face, close to a cliff, closed the eyes and imagined to fly?

Who never took the hands from a bycicle steering and opened the arms to the wind, pretending to fly?

Who never wished to be able to fly?

What woul you trade to be able to fly?

Is there anything that make you fly, like Indy?

Ah, e quem nunca desejou poder voar para evitar os carrasqueiros que se atravessam entre nós e uma cache?

Os que não conseguirem voar, terão que ter cuidado para não caírem e se aleijarem a sério... Cuidado com as rochas molhadas escorregadias.

By the way, and who never wished to be able to fly to avoid the sharped thorns that stood between us and a cache?

Those who can't fly will have to be careful not to fall and get really injured... Be aware of the slippery wet rocks.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Pt] Qrageb qr hz ohenpb, cregb qb gbcb[Eng] Vafvqr n ubyr arne gur gbc.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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