WOD 10-30-09

For Time:

50 Burpee / KB Dead Clean and Press R/L (16 kg)

Note: Place KB between your feet, centered with the instep perform Burpee (w/o pushup!).  Feet must go back to the starting position before performing the dead clean and press.  Keep strict Form!  Never pull with a round back or if the KB is in front of your toes!!!

 

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817), a French-born American economist and politician, along with his son Eleuthere Irenee founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in 1802 near Wilmington, Delaware.  They began to produce a higher quality gun powder which caused their company, especially aft the War of 1812, to grow rapidly, eventually becoming the industrial giant of du Pont Industries.

Thomas Jefferson had commissioned du Pont de Nemours to survey and report on the status of American education in the early 1800’s  He reported:

“Most young Americans…can read, write and cipher.  Not more four in a thousand are unable to write legibly…

In America, a great number of people read the Bible, and all the people read a newspaper.  The fathers read aloud to their children while breakfast is being prepared – a task which occupies the mothers for three-quarters of an hour every morning…

It is because of this kind of education that Americans of the United States…have the advantage of having a larger proportion of moderately well-informed men.”

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