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Post 18021

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

The fact that sponsoring was needed says it for me.

1900 amps of current. You need some serious cables for that. (and cooling I think)


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Post 18022

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I know that some of the electric drag motorcycles actually burn up their motors on each run, or at least they did for awhile.) They're insanely fast. Much faster than the cars.


I'm not sure what the current records are, but here's one doing the quarter mile in under 8 seconds.

http://youtu.be/sNZPH9Pb0NQ


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Post 18023

Teasswill

Woman killed leaning out of a train window - signs have been updated.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-50067073

Who are these people who really think it's safe to lean out of a train window?


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Post 18024

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Darwin Award winners?


My favorite is a local fellow, (Houston, TX) who played Russian Roulette with a semi-automatic pistol. There WAS just one bullet in the magazine.


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Post 18025

Bluebottle

From Darwin Award winners to winners with a lot of bottle. The IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition – have declared that the most beautiful bottle on smiley - earth is the Isle of Wight's Mermaid Gin: https://www.iwsc.net/news/iwsc/the-most-beautiful-bottles-in-the-world
I like to think that somewhere the robot formerly known as Cher – who starred in terrible film 'Mermaids', which really should have been called 'Unexceptional Women With Legs' - is smiley - brokenheartsmiley - wah

<BB<


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Post 18026

You can call me TC

I am really excited about this. They have found fossils, quite near us, which show that bipeds were walking about in Europe 6 million years before previously thought.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-ancient-ape-species-rewrites-story-bipedalism-180973479/


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Post 18027

You can call me TC

Of course, it may be that this was just a glitch in evolution, and the apes tried walking but then decided it would never catch on, after which the practice died out for a few million years.


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18028

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Maybe they didn't want to move, despite rising sea levels, so they went bipedal to keep breathing?


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 18029

Teasswill

Legal & ethical dilemma re patient confidentiality & inheritable disease

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50425039


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Post 18030

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/the-volkswagen-group-provides-an-insight-into-the-sedric-model-family-856

That photo caught my eye. Still no clue what the question should be though...


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Post 18031

You can call me TC

Brilliant! It's not specifically explained but it can only mean one thing!


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Post 18032

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Yes, it is weekend!


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