Ice Breaker – Human Achievement


Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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On this date in 1911, Orville Wright stayed in the air for 9 minutes and 45 seconds in the Wright Glider in North Carolina.  Considering I flew from Newark, New Jersey to Guatemala City, Guatemala this summer in 5 hours, this event seems rather unspectacular.  But what if no one had never done this before?  Obviously, Orville Wright’s achievement was monumental in demonstrating the early potential of man to fly.  Today’s Ice Breaker is inspired by the Wright Brothers and their accomplishments.

Question:  What human achievement amazes you the most?

My Answer:  I have always been interested in space and space travel.  I am amazed that man has been able to land a man on the moon, land a rover on Mars, and fly a space craft beyond the edges of our solar system.  These achievements remind me of the creative minds God has given us.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!