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If you could choose only one, what event in the past or future would you like to witness in person?

Asked by Jude (32134points) January 20th, 2009
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Bluefreedom's avatar

I think this question might have been asked before (although I’m not completely sure) but I’m going to answer anyway.

I would like to be able to witness the assassination of JFK and from a vantage point where I could finally determine what all the commotion was on the grassy knoll. And I would definitely be using a video camera that was much better than what Abraham Zapruder had.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I HATE being lied to by my own government about anything.

madcapper's avatar

Zombie Apocalypse… but when I’m like 35 so all my good years are behind me… haha

aprilsimnel's avatar

I would see The Beatles’ first lunchtime show at the Cavern Club.

asmonet's avatar

I’m not particularly religious, but I’d like to go back to the crucifixion and resurrection, just to see what the fuss was about and get some facts.

Maybe the invention of the wheel.

Front row Elvis 1968 Special.

Watch Mozart compose The Magic Flute.

Or hang out in the room when our Declaration was being written.

tyrantxseries's avatar

I would like to be where they first tested a nuke

eambos's avatar

I’d like to see the end of the world, to find out how it will happen.

Kiev749's avatar

any Winston Churchill WWII speech.

PupnTaco's avatar

My successful career. Just so I know now if I’m wasting my time or not.

AstroChuck's avatar

The Big Crunch.

ark_a_dong's avatar

I’d travel back in time to see the dinosaurs die, but only to see how.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’d like to have been around when our simian ancestors happened upon some ‘special’ mushrooms and became self aware, thus paving the way for McDonalds, Government, and Wham.

I know, there was some good stuff too

Jack79's avatar

april, I think the Beatles must have been pretty crap the first time they played. Wouldn’t you have at least liked to see them in Hamburg?

JFK’s assassination seems fascinating, though I guess it must have all happened so fast that I doubt anyone would be able to make sense of it, even with the benefit of hindsight.

Most of the other events happened over long periods of time.

I still can’t think of one particular event I’d like to witness. Perhaps the first man on the moon. Though it would not be as exciting to me as it was for the people that lived it.

I’d certainly like to be able to go back in time and see how prehistoric people lived. Or the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Or live with the Minoans and decipher Grammic A script. Or visit a castle in the Middle Ages.

Hey I know what event I’d like to witness! The battle at Thermopylae! I’d go to Leonidas and tell him that the Persians were coming from that secret passage. And then, when all the Greeks would be celebrating their victory by drinking lots of wine and having sex with each other, I’d be left with all those pretty women! :)

Aethelwine's avatar

It would have been awesome to witness the Wright Brothers first flight.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Well, I wouldn’t mind. The Reeperbahn was pretty unsavory. I’ve heard the performance of John Lennon and the Quarrymen on the day he met Paul in 1957. The first time I heard this? Tears. I didn’t expect to cry! They were so young!

RandomMrdan's avatar

I’d want to travel into the future to witness the first time we encounter another civilization worth communicating too (not microbes). If that never happens then I’d like to go to the future to witness the first planet or moon being colonized by us (not Earth).

I would have taken zombie apocalypse and the battle of thermoplyae but they were already used =)

Foolaholic's avatar

I’ve always thought it would’ve been cool to be there for the Gettysburg Address.

Blondesjon's avatar

Seeing Noah load the Ark would have been cool.

seeing him drunk and naked like his boys did would not be cool

AstroChuck's avatar

Really? In that case my choice is to see Hercules battle Medusa.

eambos's avatar

Zeus fighting Kronos would be waaaaay more exciting.

AstroChuck's avatar

True.
<<Hangs head in defeat>>

LostInParadise's avatar

I really can’t think of one event that I would like to witness. I would be more interested in seeing what life was like at various times and from different points of view. What was life like in Medieval times from the points of view of peasants, noblemen and monks? What was life like inside the library in Alexandria? What would it be like to live in Athens or in Rome during the different phases of its history?

tabbycat's avatar

I’d like to have seen the Beatles in concert, and I’d like to have seen Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen in ‘Othello’ on the stage.

Nathanael's avatar

My birth…
ew… wait nevermind

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