Thought for the day

"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

At the start of the American Revolutionary War, the British Army seemed like an unbeatable enemy. The rebellious colonists could not hope to match the naval superiority of the British ... at least, not by traditional means. But an out-of-the-box inventor ... a Connecticut farm boy named David Bushnell turned out to be a Yale student ... had an audacious idea. If he could build a ship that could carry a person underwater, an explosive could be attached to unsuspecting warships. Although the Bushnell Turtle, the world's first submarine, did not complete its task of blowing up British ships, it marked the beginning of a new aspect of warfare… submarine warfare.