Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Makes Me Think

Did you know that the peace sign is actually a symbol for "Nuclear Disarmament" ? I didn't!

The peace sign symbol has the semaphoric symbols which denote the letter "N" and "D" for "Nuclear Disarmament" in it !
Semaphore Flags is the system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. Information is encoded by the position of the flags; it is read when the flag is in a fixed position. It was used by ships as a means of communication.

The Semaphore Flag System for 'D' is :

and the Semaphore Flag symbol for 'N' is :

                                                               ( all pictures via Wikipedia )

How cool is that? It just makes me realise how much there is to learn about the world!


  1. That's actually very cool! Where did you find that?

  2. We were discussing it in my semiotics class and my teacher told me! Its amazing how much he knows!