"Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. And ten young men that bare Joab's armor compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him." 2 Samuel 18:14-15 ASV
<p>Illustration of Absalom hanging by his hair from an oak tree. His horse is rearing on its hind legs, preparing to run away. Joab, the general, holds two spears in one hand and prepares to stab Absalom with the third. Other members of Joab's troops have their swords raised, poised to strike.

Absalom is Killed by Joab While Hanging in a Tree

"Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them…

"Two cannon balls, when suspened by long cords, so as to hang quite near each other, are found to exert a mutual attaction, so that neither of the cords are excatly perpendicular, but they approach each other..." -Comstock 1850

Gravitational Attraction

"Two cannon balls, when suspened by long cords, so as to hang quite near each other, are found to exert…

An illustration of a girl hanging from a window.

Girl Hanging from Window

An illustration of a girl hanging from a window.

"Hanging and flogging."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

hanging and flogging

"Hanging and flogging."— Frank Leslie, 1896

This illustration shows a typical Chinese Hanging Garden.

Hanging Garden

This illustration shows a typical Chinese Hanging Garden.

"Firmly fasten one end of a piece of spring-brass wire, about No. 27 and about 1 m. long so that the wire hangs vertical. To the lower end of the wire fasten a weight of 75 or 100 g. To this weight attach a pointer so that it extends horizontally from the direction of the wire. Turn the weight througha considerable angle, thus twisting the wire. Release the weight, and notice the rapid movements of the pointer of the torsional pendulum." -Avery 1895

Torsional Pendulum

"Firmly fasten one end of a piece of spring-brass wire, about No. 27 and about 1 m. long so that the…

An illustration of a towel rack with a towel hanging on it.

Towel Rack with Towel

An illustration of a towel rack with a towel hanging on it.